Apartment Services does NOT discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, handicap/disability, familial status, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, age, marital status, medical condition or any arbitrary basis.
 
 
 

Resident Selection Criteria

 

 

Equal Housing Statement:  Apartment Services does NOT discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, handicap/disability, familial status, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, age, marital status, medical condition or any arbitrary basis. 

 

The following qualification standards will be required from every prospective resident:

 

Qualifying Standards:

 

Identification:  All applicants must present a valid, unexpired state or other government issued photo identification in order to view the community.

 

Application to Lease:   

  • Each applicant and occupant 18 years and older must provide a valid, unexpired state or other government issued photo identification reflecting Date of Birth and Legal Name (Excluding Military Identification) and may be required to provide additional information if requested.
  • Applicants that have not been issued a social security card will be required to provide proof of legal immigration status (Unexpired I-94 Form, Visa and Passport).  Additional documentation may be required.
  • Current residents of an Apartment Services community should advise Leasing Staff if applying, for additional information.

 

Screening & Criminal:  Apartment Services utilizes a third party agency, ScreeningWorks PRO to process applications. Any declined applicants will receive an Adverse Action letter indicating that negative records were found and the contact information of the agency that provided those records.

 

Income:  Applicants' monthly rent must not exceed 33% of their monthly gross salary, except when other state or federal standards apply. Proof of income must be dated within the last sixty (60) days.  Acceptable income verification required may include, but is not limited to; one (1) current paystub or a letter (on company letterhead) from current employer indicating salary and hours worked; previous year W-2 and/or profit and loss statement if self-employed; 1099 Form; proof of government assistance including social security, disability or housing voucher; retirement or pension income; investment income; bank statements; court ordered child support with receipt verification, unemployment with receipt verification or alimony with receipt verification. All income must be in US dollars. Unfortunately, we cannot count cash assistance, student loans, private loans or funds for non occupants or leaseholders as income verification.   

 

Guarantors:  Guarantors will be accepted for all applicants that are lacking sufficient income or credit as noted above or applicants that are full time students (12 credits per semester or more) applying at specifically approved communities. Monthly rent must not exceed 33% of their monthly gross salary except when other state or federal standards apply. The guarantor must reside in the United States of America and meet all other qualifying standards. 

 

Occupancy:  Occupancy limit is two people per bedroom.  Unborn or children under 2 years of age are not included.  Defined active adult communities do not allow any occupants under the age of 18 years old and any leaseholders under the age of 55 years.

 

Pets:  Pets are permitted only with prior written approval from Management.

Criminal background checks will be completed on all occupants over 18 years and older. These criteria apply unless superseded by state or federal laws. Emancipated minors, by court order, may be considered for residency (court order required).

If a landlord requires from a prospective tenant any fees other than a security deposit as defined by MD Code Real Property Section 8-203(a) of this subtitle, and these fees exceed $25, then the landlord shall return the fees, subject to the exceptions below, or be liable for twice the amount of the fees in damages.  The return shall be made not later than 15 days following the date of occupancy or the written communication, by either party to the other, of a decision that no tenancy shall occur.  The landlord may retain only that portion of the fees actually expended for a credit check or other expenses arising out of the application, and shall return that portion of the fees not actually expended on behalf of the tenant making application.  This section does not apply to any landlord who offers four or less dwelling units for rent on one parcel of property or at one location, or to seasonal or condominium rentals.