Qualifications

Minimum Requirements:

  • Need to make at least 2.25 times the Rent
  • Acceptable landlord and credit references
  • Verifiable Income

 

Necessary Documents for EACH Adult:

  • Copies of Picture I.D
  • Copies of Social Security Card
  • Most recent paystubs or other proof of income*

    *If Self-Employed, send last 2 years income tax returns & current bank statement

Fees:

  • Processing Fee: $30-50 for EACH person 18 years of age and older
    ***Depending on current rates of 3rd party verification vendors***
  • Pet Rent: $30.00 per pet
  • First month’s rent, deposit, and application fees are required for move-in and will be paid by cashier’s check or money orders only.
  • All properties rents are listed on a twelve month lease minimum.

Screening Information & Other Criteria

  1. Fair Housing Statement
  2. Pet Policies
  3. Issuing Copy of Background Reports
  4. No Porting of Pre-Issued Credit or Other Reports to Nulevel management
  5. Nulevel management Reports Good for 30 Days on unlimited Formatic Property Management, Inc Properties
  6. Total Number of Occupants, Familial Status, Protected Cases, Unrelated Occupants
    1. Max Occupancy Limits
    2. Familial Status Protection
    3. Unrelated Adult Occupants
  7. Co-Tenants and Co-Signers
  8. Bankruptcy
  9. Income Verification
  10. SSN Required
    1. Student Visas Exception
  1. FAIR HOUSING STATEMENT:
    1. Nulevel management is committed to compliance with all federal, state, and local fair housing laws.  
    2. Nulevel management will not discriminate against any person because of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, gender identity, familial status, disability, or any other specific classes protected by applicable laws.
    3. Nulevel management will allow any reasonable accommodation or reasonable modification based upon a disability-related need. The person requesting any reasonable modification may be responsible for the related expenses.
  2. Pet Policies
    1. Monthly Fee required for each approved pet
    2. Refundable Pet Deposit may be required per pet
    3. Maximum Two Pets
      1. Fish in tanks less than 20 gallons, Permanently caged pets (small reptiles, small mammals that are not allowed to freely roam outside of their cage) are not counted in the limit.
    4. Pets and Service Animals must be screened through a pet screening and service animal verification source provided by Nulevel management before final lease approval is granted.
    5. Pets are ranked from 1 to 5 Paws. Any pet with 3 or less paws will be denied or be subject to additional risk-related fees or deposits
  3. Issuing Copy of Background Reports
    1. Nulevel management is NOT a credit reporting agency. As such, Nulevel management DOES NOT issue applicants a copy of reports issuing credit reporting agencies may allow Nulevel management to access.
    2. If you are denied based on information obtained in your credit report, you will be provided:
      1. A written reason for denial within the legally required time frame.
      2. The name and contact information for the issuing credit reporting agency. You have the right to contact the issuing authority and to request to a copy of your report from them directly.
  4. No Porting of Pre-Issued Credit or Other Reports to Nulevel:  Nulevel management does not accept previously issues criminal and financial background reports due to instances of fraudulent documents. You must complete an application and undergo a full screening via Nulevel’s processes.
  5. Nulevel management Reports Good for 30 Days on unlimited Nulevel management Properties: Your background check is good for any property leased by Nulevel management and can be used to qualify without additional fees for as many Nulevel management rental properties as you would like. Your report is accepted for up to 30 days from date run.
  6. Total Number of Occupants, Familial Status, Protected Cases, Unrelated Occupants
    1. Max Occupancy Limits: Fire and safety code in most municipalities limits total occupants to the equivalent of 2 per bedroom +1 additional in the house, in compliance with HUD directions. We adhere to these requirements. Example: A 3-bedroom house can house up to seven people. Age is not a factor in the calculation.
    2. Familial Status Protection
      1. No one may deny housing, limit access to housing, discourage home seekers, or create different rules, fees, or standards because the family has or is expecting children under the age of 18.
      2. This protection does not extend to individuals who are not related and wish to live together as roommates.
      3. This protection does not apply to federally approved 55-and-older housing communities
    3. Unrelated Adult Occupants:
      1. Nulevel management permits a maximum of 3 unrelated adult occupants per residence
      2. Examples:
        1. Approved:
          1. Single parent, 3 children, parent’s friend or significant other
          2. Three friends looking to rent together as co-tenants
          3. A couple, and someone from work
          4. Multi-generational household
        2. Not Approved
          1. Four unrelated friends looking to rent a large home together
          2. Two brothers and a sister, and the boyfriends/girlfriends of each of them
          3. A couple, plus another unrelated couple
          4. A couple, plus their two best friends
        3. Note on the term couple: Actual “couple” status is not a determining factor. As seen in the above examples, it makes no difference in approval.
      3. Exceptions:
        1. Authorized Student Housing
  7. Co-Tenants and Co-Signers
    1. Co-Tenants
      1. Anyone 18+ in age who applies with another person to occupy a home
      2. All co-tenants are considered fully and inseparable part of an application and lease and are individually fully responsible for accuracy and compliance with the application and lease
      3. All co-tenants who apply have their scores averaged out to determine if the household is qualified.
      4. Any occupant who may be added later, if known, should be screened with all immediate occupants. There is no guarantee a future potential occupant may be approved, including family members, if they are 18+ in age.
    2. Co-Signers
      1. A non-resident who agrees to be financially and legally responsible for the terms of the lease and all legal compliance, in addition to the actual occupants
      2. Nulevel management DOES NOT allow Co-Signers except for:
        1. Student housing where all occupants are registered students. Co-Signer must make 4x the rent in gross income and meet all other qualifications.
        2. Occupants on a Student Visa
  8. Bankruptcy: Bankruptcy must have been discharged no less than one year prior to application, with no new negative credit reports during the same period.
  9. Income Verification
    1. Acceptable Documentation of Income
      1. W2 Paystubs
        1. 2-months most recent copies
      2. 1099 / Self-Employed
        1. Last two years of income tax statements
        2. Record of last two months of deposits to a personal bank account
      3. K1
        1. Last two years of income tax statements
        2. Record of last two months of deposits to a personal bank account
      4. Official Extension of Job Offer
        1. Must be on official letterhead of employer
        2. The employer must be legally registered in California
        3. Approval dependent on verification of authenticity at the discretion of the screening individual
        4. Must have a start date, date offer extended, and base income
    2. Unacceptable Documentation of Income
      1. General Rule: If it’s not reported to the IRS, it is not accepted
      2. Handwritten and typed notes
      3. Non-verifiable letters of employment
      4. Self-generated reports
      5. Emails
      6. Cash receipts
      7. Bank statements as only verification
  10. SSN Required: You must have a Social Security Number to complete a full background check.
    1. We cannot rent to you without a full background check.
    2. We do not inquire about immigration status, and it is not a factor in approval.
    3. Student Visa Exception: You may, of your own will and volition, disclose you are a foreign resident and have a current student Visa that is good through the length of the lease, and you must provide:
      1. Affidavit of Support
      2. Sponsor or personal bank statement in U.S. dollars
      3. Photocopy of passport (photo and biological information)
      4. Photocopy of most recent U.S. visa
      5. Photocopy of I-94 (front and back, unless electronically issued)
      6. Photocopy of any U.S. port of entry stamp in passport
      7. Photocopy of all previous I-20 forms and/or Change of Status Approvals
      8. You will also need a Co-Signer who can complete Co-Signer requirements