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BHHS HODNETT COOPER REAL ESTATE, INC.

STATEMENT OF RENTAL POLICY

RENTAL POLICY

BHHS Hodnett Cooper Real Estate, Inc., is an equal opportunity housing provider.  We are committed to the provisions of the Fair Housing Act in both principal and practice.  All persons have the same opportunity to rent/lease a property, regardless of race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status or national origin.

Availability of Property: We offer a property for rent/lease only after Hodnett Cooper Real Estate, Inc., receives written notice of intent to vacate from the present occupant.  Tenants in good standing will have the first option to extend their expiring leases.  Because the list of available properties is updated when notice of intent to vacate is received, a property that was unavailable in the morning may become available later that same day. If you are interested in a particular property that is not shown on the list, please ask your Hodnett Cooper rental representative.

Completed applications to rent/lease a specific property are processed in the order received.  A completed application includes the following: (1) payment of the Application Fee, (2) payment of a Holding Deposit, and (3) the Hodnett Cooper Real Estate Application Form with all requested information provided in writing. Partially completed applications are not processed.

RENTAL CRITERIA

Acceptance of your application is determined by the following criteria:

Rental History: Your rental history (past and current) should show a record of prompt payment, timely notice to vacate (if required), and fulfillment of all lease or occupancy terms. Questions about your previous rental history might include: (1) pet behavior, (2) complaints about noise or other noxious behavior, and/or (3) payment of rent or other financial obligations under the lease or rental agreement.  A previous eviction or lawsuit for a financial obligation will be grounds for denial of your application.

Credit History: An unsatisfactory credit report, which reflects current delinquent debts, unpaid bills, liens or judgments without resolution or recent bankruptcy information may disqualify an applicant.  If your application is denied for any of these reasons, you will be informed of the name and address of the credit reporting agency from which the information was obtained. The contents of the credit report will not be revealed, but you are encouraged to obtain a copy from the reporting agency to check for current or erroneous information.  You may correct the information found in the credit report and re-submit the application for consideration.  A re-submitted application will be subject to the availability of the property originally requested.

Guarantors:  We regret that we cannot accept Guarantors (co-signers) on a lease/rental agreement.

Application Process

A lease is a contract.  In Georgia, a person must be at least 18 years old to enter into a valid and enforceable lease agreement.

Each individual who will occupy the property must complete the application described above, including a 40.00 non-refundable application fee.  Any omissions or falsifications may result in denial of your application or termination of your lease if the omission or falsification is discovered after the lease has been approved.

Immediately upon approval of your application, a Holding Deposit is due.  If we do not receive your Holding Deposit when due, we will seek another tenant for the property you have chosen. Your Holding Deposit will apply to your Security Deposit at the time you sign your lease.

Available properties are rented in the order in which we receive and process completed applications.  Therefore, we do not maintain a waiting list for future available properties.

Occupancy

The number of persons (adults and children) who may occupy a property are as follows:

Efficiency/Studio/One Bedroom: No More than Two Persons

Two Bedroom: No More than Four Persons (no more than two unrelated people)

Three Bedroom: No More than Six Persons (no more than three unrelated people)

Pets

If you have a pet, please ask your rental representative to identify properties that welcome pets.  (Many of our owners do accept pets, although the number, size and type of pet(s) may be limited.)  If the property you have chosen is pet-friendly, a $300 non-refundable pet fee for the first approved pet and a $150 non-refundable pet fee for the second pet is required.


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