It is the policy of Bell Partners to uphold the Fair Housing Laws and not deviate from these policies.
We provide equal housing for all people, regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, handicap or familial status.
AVAILABILITY: Applications for apartments will be accepted on a first come, first serve basis. All information on the application must be complete, accurate and verifiable. All appropriate application fees and deposits must be paid before an application will be accepted and/ or processed. Apartments will be reserved for applications based on the availability of the unit type requested by Applicant.
LEGAL RESIDENCY: All Applicants must provide appropriate verification of their lawful residence in the United States as requested by
RENTAL RATES: Rental Rates are subject to change without notice.
RENTAL APPLICATIONS: A Rental Application must be truthfully completed for each leaseholder who is of the legal age of eighteen (18) or older (State of Alabama, age 19 is legal age) and who will occupy the apartment. Any false information may cause application to be rejected or lease to be nullified. A non-refundable application processing fee will be required for each applicant. This fee may vary from property to property. The Applicant's information will be entered into a scoring system, which determines both rental eligibility and the security deposit amount, which will be required.
STATE AND LOCAL LAW: To the extent state or local law differs from these guidelines, state or local law will govern.
Screening Criteria: An outside consumer reporting agency is used in connection with the verification of applicants' income, credit, rental, and criminal history. In addition, based on their credit history and debt to income ratio, applicants may be required to provide evidence of income and rental history and larger than standard deposit satisfactory to Management and as requested by Management. The consumer reporting agency considers a number of factors in its determination, including, but not limited to, the following: credit history, criminal history, income, applicants debt and debt service requirements, debt payment history, eviction history, Social Security fraud history, information about applicants contained in databases of Federal, state, and local law enforcement organizations, and other such relevant information. ** PLEASE SEE “PROPERTY SPECIFIC” STANDARDS REGARDING ACCEPTANCE OF UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS. **
Credit: Good credit history is required for standard acceptance. Information from several credit reporting agencies may be used to determine credit status.
Occupancy History: Bell Partners reserves the right to verify up to 24 months of rental history. A positive record of prompt monthly payment, sufficient notice given and no damages is expected. Renting from a relative is not considered rental history; as a contract performance cannot be determined. Home mortgages can substitute for rental history.
Employment: Bell Partners reserves the right to verify current employment. Annual income is taken into account as a portion of the approval process. Acceptable methods of proof of income may include: recent pay-stubs; a letter from the employer on company letterhead; the most recent W-2 form; or, for self- employed applicants, a copy of the most recent tax return or certified verification from his/ her company accountant or bank. Leaseholders must gross 2.75 the monthly rent.
Criminal Background: A criminal background check will be conducted for each leaseholder who is of the age of eighteen (18) or older. The application of any person may be denied at any time based on their criminal history, pursuant to Management's policy.
International Applicants with no Social Security Number: May be approved with verification of income, employment verification, completion of criminal background check; and any of the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) documents listed on the state supplemental application that prove entitlement to be in the United States. Additional deposit may be required.
GUARANTOR/COSIGNER: In the absence of any of the above financial qualifications, with the exception of negative credit or rental history, a guarantor may be accepted. Guarantor must complete a rental application and must fully meet the credit requirements; no criminal background check is needed for Guarantors. Guarantor's gross monthly income must equal six (6) times the monthly rent. Guarantor's income and employment must be verified. Guarantor's application must be run separately from the Applicant's application. All Applicants using a Guarantor must abide by the Screening Recommendation. Guarantor must sign the guarantor agreement and all other documents required by Management. Guarantor will be fully responsible for the lease if the Resident(s) default.
RESERVATION FEE/ ADMINISTRATIVE FEE: A non-refundable Reservation/ Administrative fee may be required at the time of application. If management rejects the application, the reservation fee/ administrative fee will be refunded. If Applicant cancels application, fails to sign the lease contract after approval, or withdraws the application before approval, state and local ordinances will be followed as outlined on the Application Agreement in paragraphs 3, 6 & 7 regarding refunding the administrative fee.
SECURITY DEPOSIT: A Security Deposit is required to reserve an apartment. The Security Deposit, or any portion thereof, may be applied by Management to satisfy all or part of the Resident's obligations. Management may require payment for damages above and beyond those covered by Security Deposit, if such charges are warranted. If management rejects the application, Security Deposit will be refunded in full. If Applicant cancels application, fails to sign the lease contract after approval, or withdraws the application before approval, state and local ordinances will be followed as outlined on the Application Agreement in paragraphs 3, 6 & 7.
RENTER'S INSURANCE: Proof of a current Renter's Insurance Policy is required at many Bell Partners Communities. Check with your Leasing Consultant for details and requirements. Where policies are required, we retain the right to force place coverage in the event a resident's policy is cancelled for any reason during their residency.
OCCUPANCY STANDARDS AND MULTIPLE RESIDENTS: Occupancy shall not exceed two (2) persons per bedroom plus one additional person per dwelling unit, unless local ordinances state otherwise. Multiple Applicants/ Residents must qualify jointly for the apartment. All Leaseholders are fully responsible for the entire rental payment, and each must execute the Lease Agreement and its supporting documents.
ANIMALS (PETS): Acceptable animals include domestic cats, dogs (specific breeds are not permitted-see below), turtles, non-poisonous frogs, domestic hamsters, hermit crabs, gerbils, and small domesticated birds and domestic fish. The following breeds of dogs (or any mix of the following breeds) are not permitted: Pit bulls, (this includes American Staffordshire Terriers and Staffordshire Bull Terriers), Rottweilers, German Shepherds, Huskies, Alaskan Malamutes, Doberman Pinschers, Chow Chows, Great Danes, St. Bernards, and Akitas. All other animals are prohibited, including snakes, spiders, ferrets, and iguanas. When and if an approved animal is permitted on a property, additional fees are required. Additional requirements may be imposed. This policy does not apply to disabled persons who require the use of an assistance animal, which will be reviewed on an individual basis.
FAIR HOUSING STATEMENT: Bell and the Owner are committed to compliance with all federal, state and local fair housing laws. It is our policy to comply with hall laws prohibiting discrimination based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex, familial status, disability, and any other local laws protecting specific classes.
Bell and the owner are committed to compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Fair Housing Act by allowing the modification of existing premises for reasonable modifications at the expense of the disabled person, unless otherwise required by state law. Bell and the owner will also allow reasonable accommodations where necessary afford a person with a disability the equal use and enjoyment of a dwelling.
- RESERVATIONS: I understand an apartment will not be reserved until application process is complete, including payment(s), screening, employment verification and rental verification. I understand I am accessing a third-party site to send my application information to the community staff for review. It is my responsibility to contact the property for next steps and my application results.
- PRICING AND AVAILABILITY: Pricing and availability are subject to change at any time without notice. Quoted prices are for base rent only for a particular lease term and do not include other fees, such as utilities, pets or other rentable items. Other charges, fees, terms and conditions may apply. Additional deposit(s) may be required based on results from credit history, rental history, income verification and other rental criteria standards. Square footage and features/amenities may vary and are subject to availability. Occupancy standards do apply. Contact the management office for more details.
- APPLICATION PAYMENTS: I understand checks, cashier's checks and money orders are accepted at the community office. If I wish to pay my application fee, security deposit and/or administrative fee via credit or debit card, I may do so by accessing the RentPayment.com site for this property, including payment of any required convenience fees by RentPayment.com.