Screening and Rental Process
Thank you for your interest in renting a home from Haas Properties. Haas Properties is a professional property management company that strives to provide professional services and maintain a cooperative relationship with its residents. This helps to ensure that our properties are maintained properly for the mutual benefit of you, the property owner and Haas Properties. Below is a brief description of our screening and rental process. If you have any questions please feel free to ask.
Our office hours are 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM Monday through Friday. Our staff is on call for emergencies at all times.
For every unit we rent, we seek out the best tenant(s) possible. We base our decision upon the following criteria:
You must be able to prove you can afford the unit. This means that your combined gross monthly income must be at least three times the monthly rent, with a limited amount of consumer debt. If this is a roommate situation the combined income must exceed five times the monthly rent.
It is important for us to verify your rental history. Your references must be from people who are in a position of responsibility and have the authority to verify required information. We must be able to contact these people; therefore, you must provide all relevant information on your application (i.e. their work and home phone numbers). We will not approve an application until all references have been verified to our satisfaction.
We do not require perfect credit, but good credit is helpful. Lack of a credit record does not imply either good or bad credit, however, we are concerned with anything negative on a credit report.
The Application Form: Every person 18 years or older must fill out an application. Please fill in every space on the application form. Indicate if something does not apply to your situation. If you have any questions, we will be happy to assist you.
The Application Process:
We hope you understand the way we do business. Our application process must be thorough. We are fair and make our decisions quickly. However, it may take several working days to process an application considering there may be difficulties (i.e., your references are hard to reach or verify, etc.). We receive many applications, therefore, we do not begin processing an application until:
- It has been completely filled out;
- The Application fee has been paid;
- Every adult applicant has completed an application;
- Any additional/cosigner information has been provided;
If we offer you a home, we require you to bring in a deposit equal to one months rent, either in the form of a cashiers check or money order, payable to "Haas Properties" within 48 hours. Otherwise, we will continue to show the unit to potential applicants.
All information provided on the application is confidential. If you receive an unfavorable reference we will not confirm who it was from or what it was about.
Each property strictly adheres to a pet policy. Please familiarize yourself with the pet policy for the property in which you are interested in living.
The Application Processing Fee:
Each Applicant must pay an Application Processing Fee. This fee covers the cost of obtaining credit and background reports and other minor administrative costs incurred in processing your application. This fee is NOT refundable to you unless the unit is rented to another individual prior to your application being processed. It is an estimation of the actual out-of-pocket expenses to be incurred while verifying and qualifying the submitted rental application. It is possible that an additional fee may be required to be paid at a later time for additionally required verification procedures. By paying these fee(s) the Applicant acknowledges and understands that the Application Fee is a non-refundable charge to cover the costs of processing the application.
The Lease Term:
We at Haas Properties lease our properties on a one or two year basis.
Haas Properties rents to stable households of people who have a commitment to living with each other, NOT a "revolving door" of roommates. In addition, we will accept only one rent check for payment -- not several checks (such as one from each roommate) -- it is the tenants' responsibility to pool both checks and submit one payment.
We prefer to rent units without cosigners. We will consider cosigners that live in the Metro Atlanta area. They must complete an application and sign the lease. The applicant is responsible for sending the lease to the cosigner(s) by overnight mail so that it can be signed and returned to our office before the proposed move-in date.
Move in Cost:
We can often move you in for a total cost of two months rent (the first 30 days and a security deposit) if the following conditions are met: Acceptable credit, good rental history, verifiable income equal to three times the monthly rent.
How to Pay:
All move in costs MUST be paid by either a cashiers check or money order, payable to "Haas Properties," before or on" the move-in date. Thereafter, Haas Properties will accept personal checks, money orders or cashier's checks. We will not accept the payment of deposits or rent in cash, for your safety and for ours.
Ready to Apply?
Ready to move in to a new home managed by Haas Properties? Fill out our application form now.