Thank you for your interest in a Miller Laine Property Management Rental Home.
Miller Laine Property Management
WE DO NOT ACCEPT COMPREHENSIVE REUSABLE REPORTS
Miller Laine Management requires a tenant screening report that may include the following:
- Consumer Credit Report
- National Criminal and Sex Offender Searches
- Washington State Criminal, Civil, & Eviction Records Search
- Rental History & Employment Verifications
Price Per Applicant: $42.00 USD (includes WA State Sales Tax)
IMPORTANT: Once the primary applicant’s information has been processed and approved, an email will be sent to all other persons who will be living at the address (spouse, roommate, etc.) Each additional resident MUST respond to the email, supply the requested information and “electronically” sign these separate applications. Under Seattle’s Fair Chance Ordinance, SMC 14.09, landlords are prohibited from requiring disclosure, asking about, rejecting and applicant, or taking an adverse action based on any arrest record, conviction record, or criminal history, except for registry information as described in subsection 14.09.025.A.3, 14.09.025.A.4, and 14.09.025.A.5, and subject to the exclusions and legal requirements in Section 14.09.115.
As part of your application for residency with Miller Laine Property Management, you will need to fill out the proceeding questionnaire so that the company can conduct a background check about you. As part of that process you will need to electronically sign a notice and authorization form consenting to these checks. This authorization form will allow LandlordSolutions Inc. to verify the information you provide and share its results with Miller Laine Property Management.
Applicant is required to view home in person.
The questionnaire takes approximately 10 minutes to complete and we recommend that you double check the information that you provide to ensure there is no delay with your application for residency.
APPLYING FOR RESIDENCY IN WASHINGTON STATE
Effective June 7, 2012 Landlords who collect a screening fee from prospective tenants are required to provide in writing a rental criteria to the applicant, that establishes what consumer report information may result in denial of the rental application. In addition, landlords are also required to provide a written adverse action notice outlined under RCW 59.18.257. Adverse action could be denial of the rental application, or approval of the rental application with conditions.
SCREENING CRITERIA FOR TENANCY
- All persons leasing an apartment, condo, or single-family residence must be of legal age - 18 years or older - to sign a contract.
- Provide photo copy of picture ID for each person 18 years and older.
- Incomplete applications, lies & omissions on application are grounds for denial
- Miller Laine Property Management DOES NOT accept portable screening reports.
- View home in person
- The gross income to rent ratio to qualify is 3 to 1.
- Your monthly debts per the credit report plus rent must not exceed 45% of your monthly gross income.
- Applicants must have current, consistent and verifiable employment of at least 6 months. Please provide copies of at least 3 current, consecutive pay stubs; OR
- Employment of less than 6 months may be considered if it is the same position/capacity and in the same industry as previously employed; OR
- Self-employed applicants must provide previous 2 years tax statements and previous 3 months company bank statements.
- Retired applicants must provide previous 3 months bank statements indicating their monthly direct deposit OR, provide documentation indicating monthly income.
- Students without current income may be considered with a qualified co-signer who meets the income requirements and proof of student’s enrollment.
Verifiable Residency – Applicant may be denied for
- Unverifiable rental history (applicants without rental history may be approved with additional deposit or co-signer if applicant meets the other requires in the screening criteria for tenancy)
- Unfulfilled lease obligation(s)
- Current or past balance owing for deposit, rent, fees or damages
- Eviction pending
- 3 or more late payments within a 12 month period
- 3 or more NSF checks within a 12 month period
- 3 or more complaints within a 12 month period
- Unauthorized pet(s)
- Unauthorized occupant(s)
- Damage to unit or property
- Relatives and friends may not acceptable rental references. Please explain if you are using either as a reference.
- Daytime phone numbers are required for rental references.
- If you do not have landlord references but have sold your home, provide a copy of the settlement paperwork. If you own a house that you are now renting, provide a copy of the lease agreement and your property manager’s contact information.
- Should the credit report come back with an “Address Discrepancy,” applicants must provide proof of their current address. Acceptable forms of proof include: driver's license or valid state ID, current lease or mortgage statement, home utility or insurance bill, or a pay stub dated within the past 30 days.
- Credit must be at least 60% positive overall.
- Applicants will not be accepted for the following derogatory credit records:
- Eviction and/or moneys owed to an apartment or landlord.
- Bankruptcies must be discharged 2 years prior to application as verified on the credit report.
Criminal Background Check
- Criminal screening will be made on a case by case basis, after analysis, and will be based on several factors and information. Landlord will review criminal records on a case by case basis considering the nature and severity of the criminal conviction and the amount of time that has passed since the criminal activity.
*CITY OF SEATTLE RENTALS – Under Seattle’s Fair Chance Housing Ordinance, SMC 14.09, landlords are prohibited from requiring disclosure, asking about, rejecting an applicant, or taking an adverse action based on any arrest record, conviction record, or criminal history, except for registry information as described in subsections 14.09.025.A.3, 14.09.025.A.4, and 14.09.025.A.5 and subject to the exclusions and legal requirements in Section 14.09.115
Applications are reviewed and housing decisions made based upon the qualifications of competing applications. Decisions are not made on the basis of the date the application was received unless required by City or State code.
Viewing of a property and completing an application is not a guarantee of you being accepted as a tenant. A property is considered rented when a lease has been signed and rent paid. A property may continue to be shown even if an application has been received.Apply Online