Equal Housing: All properties managed by Kotarides Property Management adhere to, and Management strongly supports, all Federal, State, and Local fair housing laws that forbid discrimination against any person because of race, color, religion, national origin, familial status, sex, handicap, or any other basis protected by applicable Federal, State or Local fair housing laws.
Applications: All Applicants must meet the criteria for acceptance set forth in this Selection Criteria. All persons eighteen (18) years of age and older must submit a Rental Application. All Applicants are required to provide either a social security number or individual taxpayer identification number issued by the U.S. Internal Revenue Service.
Occupants per bedroom (not per unit):
A maximum of two Residents, and/or one or more authorized Occupant(s) listed on the Lease Agreement, are permitted to reside in a bedroom, provided that the total number of persons residing in the bedroom complies with local building code requirements. The current Virginia building code requires that every bedroom occupied by more than one person shall contain at least 50 square feet of floor area for each person. For purposes of this policy, the term “Resident” shall mean any person age 18 or over who is required to be listed as a Resident on the Lease Agreement and an “Occupant” shall mean any person under age 18 required to be listed on the Lease Agreement.
This occupancy policy should not be used to discriminate against families with children, or to ask invasive questions of any applicant.
Application Requirements and Standards:
Credit History : Each applicant’s credit history will be reviewed and/or scored. Evidence of a history of poor or delinquent credit may be grounds for disapproval.
For Virginia properties, Landlord shall consider an Applicant’s status as a victim of family abuse to mitigate an otherwise qualified Applicant’s low credit score, in accordance with the provisions of VRLTA Section 55.1-1203(D), and Landlord shall treat any information so obtained as a confidential tenant record. Further, for Virginia properties, Landlord shall consider an assertion made by an Applicant that Applicant’s failure to qualify was based on a payment history or eviction based on nonpayment of rent that occurred during the period between March 12, 2020 and ending 30 days after the expiration or revocation of any state of emergency related to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Criminal Background: Each applicant’s criminal background, including but not limited to National Sex Offender Registry, will be screened and must meet established standards. Leases may be terminated if there is a change in criminal history status or if criminal information was not available at the time of the initial background check. A criminal check through a criminal record check service may be performed on an Applicant with approved credit, for the purpose of determining whether such Applicant is likely to pose a threat to the health or safety of other residents and/or site employees, or a threat to the safety of the property. A denial recommendation may be based on a conviction for certain felony crimes, and the minimum number of years that have elapsed since the conviction for that crime. Agent will reject the Rental Application if the Applicant failed to disclose such offense or affirmatively misrepresented that Applicant had no criminal convictions, when in fact Applicant had one or more criminal offenses. Otherwise, Agent will notify Applicant prior to rejecting the Rental Application and such Applicant shall have five (5) business days from receipt of such notice (the “Response Period”) to provide any mitigating information Applicant would like Agent to consider regarding such prior criminal history. Agent shall review any such information provided by Applicant prior to making a final determination on acceptance or rejection of the Rental Application. If the Applicant fails to timely provide any such mitigating information prior to the conclusion of the Response Period, the Rental Application will be denied.
Rental / Mortgage History: Each applicant’s rental and mortgage history will be investigated through a public record search. Any money owed to any prior Landlord must be paid in full prior to acceptance. Senior management may consider waiver of this policy for balances owed to a prior Landlord that are less than $200, based on overall credit rating.
Source of Funds & Asset Verification: Each applicant must meet source of funds or asset verification requirements.
Co-signors: Co-signors are not accepted.
Prior to Move In:
Re-examination and re-approval of the approved application is required in the following circumstances and may result in an increased deposit or denial: