1. We do business in accordance with the Federal and State Fair Housing Laws. Esquire Property Management is an equal opportunity housing provider.
2. We do not permit water-filled furniture on the second floor of structures built before 1978. For any other water-filled furniture or fish tanks, the residents must carry rental insurance.
3. If pets are allowed, a pet deposit ($500 minimum/pet) may be charged, and the tenants may be required to carry rental insurance.
4. We allow no more than two people per bedroom and one person for each additional room. E.g., a 3-bedroom house with a living room and a family room will accommodate a maximum of 8 people.
5. All prospective tenants aged 18 and over must fill out a rental application. Incomplete or illegible applications will be rejected.
6. Our screening process includes:
- Verifying information provided on the rental application.
- Contacting present and previous landlords for rental history.
- Checking with financial institutions.
- Obtaining credit reports from one or more credit agencies.
- Reviewing public records, including court records and the Unlawful Detainer Registry, Criminal Database, Sex Offender Database, and Terrorist Database.
7. Applications are processed as they are submitted. We accept the first applicants who meet our minimum requirements. If two applications come in at the same time, the best-qualified applicant will be approved. If the first choice is not available, the applicant will be considered for other units at no additional charge for up to 60 days from the date the application was originally submitted.
Notification: Applicants will be notified by phone or e-mail as soon as the application has been completely processed. Once notified of their acceptance by our applications department, the applicant must pay a holding deposit equal to the security deposit to secure the home. The applicants meet our minimum requirements if they:
- Earn a gross monthly income equal to or greater than 3 times the monthly rent.
- Have one year of verifiable income.
- Have never been evicted.
- Have one year of verifiable, favorable rental history.
- Are able to pay the required rent and deposit.
- Present valid picture ID and proof of Social Security number.
- Present proof of adequate income: check stubs and bank statements; self-employed applicants must also provide audited tax returns and profit and loss statements.
- Have favorable credit history.
8. The applicants may be denied residence for incomplete or false information on their rental application or for failure to meet our minimum requirements. The minimum required security deposit is for applicants with very good overall credit and rental history. However, if the applicants do not meet some of our minimum requirements, we might consider approving the applications by requesting a higher deposit of up to 2 times the amount of rent.
9. If the property is part of an HOA, the CC&Rs, Rules and Regulations, and their Bylaws will prevail, and the tenant must comply with the above
Fair Housing Policy
All real estate advertised herein is subject to the federal Fair Housing Act, which makes it illegal to advertise "any preference, limitation, or discrimination because of race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status, or national origin, or intention to make such preference, limitation or discrimination."
We will not knowingly accept or permit any advertisement for real estate that is in violation of the law. All persons are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised are available on an equal opportunity basis.
Laws That Protect You
444 Civil Rights Act of 1866. The Federal Civil Rights Act of 1866 prohibits all racial discrimination in the sale or rental of property.
Civil Rights Act of 1968 and 1988 Amendment. In leasing or selling residential property, the Civil Rights Act of 1968 expands the definition of discrimination to include not only race but also national origin, color, and religion. The Fair Housing Amendments Act of 1988 further broadens the definition to include age, sex, and handicapped status.
Fair Housing Act. The federal Fair Housing Act of 1988 and Title VIII of the Civil Rights Act of 1968 constitute the Fair Housing Act. The Act makes fair housing a national policy throughout the U.S. It prohibits discrimination in the sale, lease, or rental of housing or making housing otherwise unavailable because of race, color, religion, sex, disability, familial status, or national origin.
Americans with Disabilities Act. Title III of the federal Americans with Disabilities Act prohibits discrimination against persons with disabilities in commercial facilities and places of public accommodation.
Equal Credit Opportunity Act. The federal Equal Credit Opportunity Act makes it unlawful to discriminate against anyone on a credit application due to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, marital status, age, or because all or part of an applicant's income comes from any public assistance program.
Home sellers, prospective home buyers, real estate agents, mortgage brokers, and loan officers all have rights and responsibilities under the law.
Home Sellers' Responsibilities
As a home seller or landlord, you are obligated not to discriminate in the sale, rental, or financing of your property on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, disability, familial status, or national origin. Also, you cannot do so through your licensed broker or salesperson, who is also bound by anti-discrimination laws. You may not set any discriminatory terms or conditions in a purchase contract or a lease. Additionally, you may not deny that housing is available or advertise a property's availability only to persons of a certain race, color, religion, sex, disability, familial status, or national origin.
Real Estate Professionals' Responsibilities
Real Estate agents, mortgage brokers, and loan officers in a real estate transaction may not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, disability, familial status, or national origin. Equally as important, they may not follow such instructions from a home seller or landlord.
Home Buyers' Responsibilities
As a home buyer, you have the right to expect that housing will be available to you without discrimination or other limitations based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status, or national origin.
Discrimination complaints about housing may be filed with the nearest office of the U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) or by calling HUD's telephone numbers, (202) 708-1112 (Voice) or (202) 708-1455 (TTY). Or contact HUD on the internet.