Criteria

Landmark Property Management: Resident Acceptance Policy

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 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 and liens, but excludes medical collections)

Monthly income falls short of the required "3 times the rental amount" by an amount not exceeding $200

Rental references 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 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 and 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 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 convicted for the manufacturing or production of a Federally controlled substance

Any convicted 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) of 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

Please Note: 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. Further investigation will incur additional fees to Orca, which are due and payable in advance, upon request. The final decision to rent is made by Landmark Property Management.