TENANT SCREENING CRITERIA AND DISCLOSURE

ALL APPLICANTS WILL BE CHARGED A $50.00 APPLICATION FEE PER ADULT (18 OR OLDER)
THE APPLICATION FEE IS NON-REFUNDABLE

Before you apply for a home, read the following information concerning the approval process.If you have any questions contact the

Application Hotline: 801-486-6200

  • The application, background information, credit scores, rental history, criminal history, and employment verification will be viewed by TierOne Authorized Employees, and possibly the Property Owner
  • Multiple Applications May Be Reviewed in Choosing a Tenant
  • Each adult over 18 has to complete a separate application form. It would be in your best interest to confirm that your rental requirements are not outside of our tenant criteria with multiple adult roommates, eviction history, foreclosures, bankruptcies, job loss, minimal income, low credit scores (below 620), unusual pets, large pets, multiple pets, multiple families, or anything that would cause your application to be rejected.
  • We do not pre-screen Applications. Applicants are required to pre-screen themselves with the following criteria and will need to meet the requirements below.
  • PETS: With your application we require a PetScreening profile created at PetScreening.com of each animal that will be on the property. Email the completed profile to: Applications@TierOneRE.com

We encourage you to only apply if you meet the below criteria:

TierOne Real Estate is committed to equal housing and we fully comply with the Federal Fair Housing Act (FFHA). We do not discriminate against persons because of race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status, national origin, or age. We also comply with all state and local fair housing laws. We offer application forms to everyone who requests one. Each occupant over the age of 18 must complete an application and pay the $50.00 application fee. Approval is based on SEVEN factors: • Credit History • Employment Verification and History • Income Verification • Rental Verification and History • Criminal Background Check • Terrorist Database Search • Animal Criteria
Each applicant is required to provide a copy of a legible Government issued photo identification card. A photo of your identification card can be sent to: Applications@TierOneRE.com Examples: Drivers License, Social Security Card, Green Card, or Passport
Income should be at least three (3) times the monthly rent and verifiable from an unbiased source: employer through pay stubs, tax returns, and/or bank statements. Self-employed income may also be verified with a CPA-prepared financial statement or tax returns. Your employment history should reflect at least 6 months with your current employer. Transfers or relocations must have correspondence showing an accepted job offer. Any verification fees required by the employer must be paid by applicant. Applicants who do not meet the above employment or income requirements must submit Savings Account statements showing a minimum average balance equal to 8 months of rental payments, for the last 6 months.
We require verifiable employment history for at least the past three (3) years. You must be a permanent employee (not temporary or probationary). If you are self-employed, retired, or not employed, we can accept such documents as signed tax returns (2 years minimum), bank statements, etc. that provide proof of applicant’s ability to pay the rent. If military, we need a current copy of your LES. If you are active-duty military, you must be on an assignment that, to the best of your knowledge, will allow you to complete an initial 12-month lease.
We require verifiable residence history for at least three (3) years whether you currently own or rent. Applicants are responsible for providing information including the names, addresses and phone numbers, of Landlords with the dates of tenancy for the previous 3-5 years. Rental history must be verified from unbiased sources. Home ownership will be verified from a current credit report. We can accept base housing as rental history. Any evictions within the previous 5 years will be automatic grounds for denial. Broken leases will be considered on a case-by-case basis and an additional security deposit may be required.
We will obtain a copy of your tenant credit score from TransUnion. You cannot provide this to us, we will obtain this ourselves. Credit history should show that the resident has paid bills on time and does not have a history of debt “write-offs” or accounts that have gone into collection. Money owed to a previous landlord or utility company is cause for denial.
• If you failed to give proper notice when vacating a property. • If previous landlord(s) would be unwilling to rent to you again for reasons pertaining to your behavior or that of any family member, guest (welcome or not), your pets, or any animal on the property during your tenancy. • If you have had three or more late payments of rent within the last 12 months. • If you have an unpaid collection filed against you by a Property Management Company. • If an unlawful detainer action or eviction has occurred within the past five (5) years. • If you have recently received a 3-day notice to vacate. • If you have less than a 620-credit score • If you have had two (2) or more NSF checks within the last 12 months • If you have allowed any person(s), not on the lease, to reside on the premises. • If we are unable to verify your information, we must deny the application. • No Businesses operated from property. If you have a home-based Business that you think we might approve please let the Property Manager know. • If you violate any of our terms of service during this application process.
All Residents are required to maintain property damage liability insurance on behalf of the Owner and Property Manager. Coverage is required in the amount of One Hundred Thousand Dollars ($100,000.00) for damage to both Owner’s and third parties’ property with the provisions covering at least the perils of fire, smoke, explosion, accidental water discharge and sewer backup. Residents are required to name the Property Manager as an “Interested Party”. Such a policy shall be written not contributing with, and not in excess of coverage that Owner may carry, and must waive all rights of subrogation against Owner and Property Manager. It is agreed that Owner carries insurance for its protection, and that the Resident is not a beneficiary of such insurance. Resident shall be responsible to Owner for all costs of repair for damages as stated in the Lease regardless of existing Owner insurance. Residents may OPT OUT of purchasing this required insurance through Owner’s preferred insurance provider at any time by providing written proof of ALL three following items: ONE – Provide Evidence of Required Insurance levels showing Policy is in effect, when it will start & end, and who is named on the policy. TWO - The Property Manager must be named as an “Additionally Interested” party on the insurance binder. THREE - The Tenant Liability coverage has to be equal to or greater than $100,000 per occurrence. Unless a Resident Opts Out of this insurance by following the steps above, a Tenant Liability policy will be automatically provided to the Resident for $12.00 per month.
Rental Criteria for Animals: Animal policies vary from one homeowner to another. Some owners do not permit animals, while others restrict type and/or size of allowable animals. No more than two animals per household are permitted without specific owners’ approval. Property Insurance Companies do not allow certain breeds of dogs, either purebred or mixed. Therefore, dogs fully or partially of the following breeds will be rejected: Akita, American Bulldog, Bullmastiff, Mastiff, Chow, Doberman, German Shepherd, Husky, Presa Canario, Pit Bull, Siberian Husky, Staffordshire Terrier, "Wolf Dog", Bull Terrier, Pit Bull Terrier, Rottweiler and any combination of these breeds. Tenants may be evicted for misrepresenting any of the above type of dog, as well as for being in possession of any poisonous, dangerous, endangered species or otherwise unauthorized animal. Our animal policies are strictly enforced and can be grounds for eviction. Special consideration is given to “Service Animals” that assist a tenant with special medical needs (proper and current documentation needed for verification).Other Pets: No Aquariums larger than 10 Gallons allowed. And no ferrets, reptiles or rodents of any kind are permitted. Standard Animal Fees and Deposits: Lease Signing: $300.00 Animal Administration Fee Per Approved Animal. Monthly: $50.00 Animal Administration Fee Per Approved Animal.
We require with your application, a PetScreening profile created at PetScreening.com of each animal that will be on the property. Email the completed profile to: Applications@TierOneRE.com
NO SMOKING is permitted inside the home or garage at any property at any time. This is strictly enforced and has led to eviction.
Any concerns should be submitted in writing to the property manager. We must obtain Owner approval to allow modification of the premises. All modifications are at the expense of the disabled person, and the disabled person must agree to restore the premises, at their own expense to the pre-modified condition (provided the modification would affect the use and enjoyment of the premises for future residents). We require written proposals detailing the extent of the work to be done, approval from the landlord before modifications are made, appropriate building permits with required licenses made available for the landlord's inspection, and a restoration deposit may be required per Fair Housing guidelines.
Applicants should satisfy their concerns regarding crime statistics or the presence of any sex offenders in the area, before submitting an application. This information is available free of charge on the internet at the following sites: www.communitynotification.com ***WE DO NOT RENT HOMES TO REGISTERED SEX OFFENDERS***
The number of occupants may not exceed 2 persons per bedroom and comply with local governing agency limitations.
Every effort has been made to provide applicants with reliable and accurate information regarding the home you are applying for – however, changes can and do take place to cause inaccurate information to be accidentally presented. We encourage all tenants to verify schools, allowable pets, expected features, or any HOA concerns prior to signing a lease agreement. Any information posted in the MLS advertisement does NOT constitute a written agreement or guarantee of the facts stated.
VACANT HOMES - TierOne has a policy that all leases on vacant homes must begin within 14 days of application approval. We are unable to hold the home rent free without a lease agreement longer than that time. OCCUPIED HOMES - TierOne will typically advertise a first available date with all of the homes we manage. In some cases, those dates will need to change due to circumstances beyond our control. We ask the approved incoming tenant be flexible in some cases. We understand the burden this can create and strive to advertise a solid date so incoming tenants can plan accordingly. OPTIONAL: Move-In with Lockbox Access As an optional feature during the lease process and move in of your new home, we can offer the convenience of gaining access for the first time without having to check out keys from our office. With this optional program, tenants may gain access to their new home through our lockbox for an optional additional charge of $25.00. A separate form will be sent to you for review and signature during the lease approval process.
All new tenants at lease signing will pay a one-time Move-In Orientation Fee of $100.00. Within the first three (3) business days of the tenant move in, arrangements will be made for a walk-through inspection and home orientation with TORE Property Solutions. The Move-In Orientation will be arranged and conducted with an inspector from TORE. A representative from TierOne will not be present during the Move-In Orientation. Any requested work orders must be submitted separately. The inspector will provide the tenant with a brief orientation and instruct them on basic home maintenance, including changing air filters, unclogging a garbage disposal, water cut-offs, smoke alarms, fuse & breaker box locations, and GFCI resets. The written report will include interior and exterior photos. The exterior will be documented with photos of all four sides of the home, the roof, any exterior equipment, and yard. Interior photos will be of each room, included equipment, any damaged or defective conditions, and an overall view of most areas. A copy of this report will be sent to the tenant and TierOne for record. This Move-In Orientation Inspection does not take the place of the required Inventory and Condition Form made available for the tenant to complete at Lease Signing.
$8.00 Per Month. All tenants will incur a $8.00 per month Tenant Administration Fee. This monthly fee offsets the cost of ACH payments, On-Line Payments, In Person Payments, Tenant Portal Access, Electronic Statements, and 24-Hour Maintenance Hotline.

What Our Tenants Want You to Know:

1) TierOne Real Estate conducts periodic walk-throughs of the home you will live in. We take pictures of the interior and exterior of the home during those walk-through’s. This information is kept on record and shared with the owner. If this standard walk through procedure is going to cause you a problem – we recommend you stop now and do not apply for one of our homes.

2) Non-Disparagement / Representations. The OWNER, TENANT and PROPERTY MANAGER have contractually agreed, that each is prohibited from making disparaging remarks/statements or publications regarding the other to any third party, internet, web-based, cloud based, or “review” type publication site. If the remark and/or publication is not removed within 72 hours of notification, the damages for failure to comply shall be $300 per day for each remark, statement, or representation. Enforcement of this provision is appropriate through a temporary restraining order and/or injunctions and permanent injunctions. This provision shall survive the termination, expiration or cancellation of the lease and agreement.

3) During the last 30 days of your lease agreement – a sign and lockbox may be placed on the home and you will be required to show the home to prospective new tenants. You may opt out of this arrangement, but it will cost an additional fee of one month’s rent to do so.

4) TierOne is a ZERO TOLERANCE company in regards to rent collection. Rent is due the 1st of each month, late the 3rd of each month. Late fees begin midnight on the 3rd of the month and will continue to accrue until paid. If rent has not been paid by that point, late fees will be applied with no exceptions. We encourage all tenants to pay via our online system for the most secure and traceable method of payment.

5) Site Un-Seen Application and Approval. It is possible to apply for the home, be approved, and sign a lease agreement without ever seeing one of our homes in person. In such a scenario, we require an incoming approved tenant to sign a Site Un-Seen Addendum to the Lease Agreement. In that form, we ask you name a “Trusted Advisor” outside of TierOne Real Estate who has offered you their opinion of the condition of the home.

6) Monthly Tenant Administration Fee: $8.00 --- This monthly fee offsets the cost of ACH payments, On-Line Payments, In Person Payments, Tenant Portal Access, Electronic Statements, and 24-Hour Maintenance Hotline.

7) Move-In Orientation Fee: $100.00 --- This fee covers the Move-In Orientation mentioned above.

Key Points Summarized:

1) The $50.00 application fee per adult is NON-REFUNDABLE. Upon completion of your Application, you will be notified in writing of your Approval / Denial / or Offer of Other Terms within 2-3 Business Days.
2) Your application can be cancelled – WITHOUT REFUND – for failing to abide by the above guidelines and terms as stated above.
3) Combined Credit Scores of LESS THAN 620 may incur additional Risk Mitigation Fees.
4) You may apply and rent this home Site Un-Seen with certain stipulations.
5) All ANIMALS must complete a pet profile at PetScreening.com and be disclosed on the application.
6) There is a $50.00 Per Month Animal Administration Fee Per Approved Animal.
7) There is a $8.00 Monthly Tenant Administration Fee for all lease agreements.
8) There is a $100.00 One Time Move-In Orientation Fee.
9) All OCCUPANTS must be disclosed on the application.
10) Social media disparagement will cost you $300 + attorney fees. We simply administrate the contract between Tenant and Owner.
11) Home Owners Association concerns are the responsibility of the Applicant.
12) There is NO SMOKING inside any of the homes or garages.
13) Tenant Liability Insurance is REQUIRED and may be obtained through TierOne for $12.00 per month, per home.