The following are frequently asked questions that we receive from prospective tenants. Due to the individuality of properties, this information should be considered only as a guide as specific properties may have differing criteria.
“We are pledged to the letter and spirit of the U.S. Policy for the Achievement of Equal Housing Opportunity throughout the Nation. We encourage and support a program in which there are no barriers to obtaining housing because of Race, Color, Religion, Sex, Handicap, Familial Status, or National Origin.”
How do I apply to lease a property?
Each potential tenant (over age 18) must fully complete a separate signed application and provide photo I.D. Incomplete applications cannot be processed. Each application can be completed and paid for on our website (www.DonAsher.com).
What is the Application Fee?
The application fee is $50 per applicant over the age of 18, and must be paid upon submission of an application to rent. Application fees are NON-REFUNDABLE. If you submit an application on-line (or print and fax it to us) you must go to our website (www.DonAsher.com) and pay the application fee(s) via our on-line payment service.
What is the application processing procedure?
We will obtain a credit, criminal and eviction report for each applicant from a national screening agency. We will obtain verification of the following: satisfactory prior rental history, verification of employment (if applicable) and income. All information collected when processing an application is kept confidential for company use only. False information provided on an application may be grounds for denial of the application or subsequent tenancy.
How long does it take Don Asher & Associates, Inc., to process an application?
The credit, criminal and eviction checks are processed quickly. Generally the entire process takes 2 business days. Difficulty in obtaining verification of employment, rental and other necessary verifications will delay the process. Your assistance in the form of additional phone numbers, fax numbers and verbal notification to the people and/or companies that we will be contacting will assist in preventing delays.
What happens after approval of the application(s)?
You will be contacted to pay the deposits. This must be done within 24 hours to prevent losing the property. Arrangements will be made to schedule all residents to sign the lease. This is usually required within 48 hours after application approval. Certified funds are required for all deposits and initial rent, NO CASH OR PERSONAL CHECKS can be accepted. Pro-rated rent is generally collected for the second month of occupancy, and this will be detailed by the Property Manager if applicable.
When is the rent due?
Rent is due in our office on the first calendar day of the month, and is considered late after the 3rd day of the month as specified in the lease agreement. Late fees will be assessed on rents not received by us by the due date, as specified in the lease agreement.
When will the property be committed to me and go off of the rental market?
The process is complete when the lease is fully executed and all initial fees that are due have been paid via Certified Funds. Your delay in signing the lease can result in losing the property to another applicant.
Are pets permitted?
The owner of the property determines the pet policy for a property.
It is extremely important to all of us at Don Asher & Associates, Inc. that you are comfortable and knowledgeable about all aspects of the application and leasing process. Please never hesitate to contact your Property Manager if you have any questions or require additional information..