Criteria

Properties By Landmark: Residential Rental Criteria

Approval #1:  One or 2 of the following will require an additional 50% of the security deposit amount, payable at lease signing.  3 or more of the following will likely result in a decline:
CREDIT: No credit score (due to having little or no credit established)
CREDIT: A discharged bankruptcy in the last 3 years
CREDIT: Collections totaling no more than $5,000 (includes unpaid civil judgments & liens, but excludes medical collections)
Monthly income falls short of the required "3 times the rental amount" by an amount not exceeding $200
Rental reference(s) are provided by relatives
Rental reference(s) are incomplete (not enough information given to determine risk)
An otherwise good rental reference shows no more than 2 late rent payments, or shows no more than 1 NSF check within one calendar year
 
Approval #2:  One or 2 of the following will require an additional 100% of the security deposit amount payable at lease signing.  3 or more of the following will likely result in a decline:
CREDIT: A credit score below 600 for reasons other than having little or no credit established
CREDIT: Collections totaling more than $5,000 (includes unpaid civil judgments & liens, but excludes medical collections)
CREDIT: Collections by utility companies, (eg. telephone, garbage, electricity, TV, water co., etc)
CREDIT: Vehicle repossession
Both rental references cannot be obtained
Any instance of improper Notice of Intent to Vacate or lease broken by the applicant
Any instance of unauthorized pets or persons occupying a unit rented to the applicant
One 3-Day Notice to Pay or Vacate during a tenancy (but otherwise good rental reference)
Any employment situation (by which income is necessary to qualify) that is temporary in nature
Any employment situation whereby applicant is soon to be terminated
More than 75% of a security, damage, cleaning deposit was not refunded
 
One or more of the following is sufficient to decline:
CREDIT: Open bankruptcy
CREDIT: Collection from a prior landlord
CREDIT: Collections in the combined amount exceeding $25,000 (includes unpaid civil judgments & liens)
CREDIT: A credit score of less than 500 (as a result of poor management of credit)
Insufficient proof of income or savings
Falsified/misleading/insufficient information on the application, or omission of a material fact
Refusal, or inability to provide legitimate documents proving income or savings necessary to meet income guidelines, if this information cannot be retrieved by the screening agency
Unlawful Detainer Action
A negative rental reference and/or money owed to a prior landlord
Eviction in the last 7 years
More than one 3-Day Notice to Pay or Vacate served on applicant
Any household member who is a registered or unregistered sex offender
Active criminal case pending against applicant
Active warrant for arrest of applicant
Any conviction for the manufacturing or production of a Federally controlled substance
Any conviction for the possession or sale of a controlled substance and/or drug paraphernalia in last 7 years
Conviction(s) for contributing to the delinquency of a minor in the last 7 years
Conviction(s) for theft, burglary, robbery, serious offense, or a crime of violence as defined in RCW9.41.010 in the last 7 years
A history of disruptive, malicious, violent behavior and/or more than 1 conviction of domestic violence in the last 7 years
Certain circumstances surrounding the issue by a former Landlord of a 10-Day Notice to Comply
 
Extenuating circumstances may affect screening results, and will be considered on a case by case basis.  You are encouraged to provide additional paperwork with your application pertaining to any situation or incident that is likely to give an adverse result.  The final decision to rent is made by Properties by Landmark.