How to Apply - Voepel Property Management

Kansas City Home Rental Application

Application Qualifications

  • A credit score of 575 or above.
    • Credit scores between 575 – 625 may be approved with conditions and an additional month’s or half month’s rent security deposit will be required. Single applicants must have a credit score above 575.
    • 551 – 574 credit score will be considered if applying with other applicants and the average credit score is above 575. Guarantors/co-signers will not be accepted for credit.
  • Gross combined household income of 3x’s the monthly rental amount.
  • Gross combined income from co-signers must be 5x’s the monthly rental amount.
  • Verification of employment.
  • 1 year of verifiable rental or residential history.
  • We do not accept housing voucher programs.
  • Bankruptcies and/or evictions must be paid off 5 years past.
  • Felony convictions within the last seven years may be grounds for denial.
  • Any criminal record activity that could be deemed harmful or threatening to the current health and safety of an individual, the rental property, neighborhood, or property of others may be grounds for denial.

How to Apply

Things to Know Before Applying

All rental applications must be submitted online. Applications will not be processed until the application is considered complete.

An application will not be considered complete until all persons who will reside on the premise above the age of 18 have:

  1. Submitted an application that is fully filled out and signed.
  2. Paid the $55 application fee.
  3. Signed the Summary of Rental Standards.

Co-signers or guarantors must also submit an application and pay the $55 application fee.

Please note that the following criteria may be subject to change at any time. A submitted application is not a guarantee of approval.

The Application Process

1. First, gather the following to apply for occupancy.

  • Last 4 pay-stubs (To clarify, we will not accept tax returns, except for those who are self-employed. However, we will accept an offer letter from a new employer.)
  • Drivers License and Social Security Number OR
  • Previous Rental History Contact Information (phone number or email required)

2. Then, visit our Apply for Occupancy Page.

3. Thirdly, find the property you would like to apply for and follow the prompts.

4. At the end of the application, you will be required to pay $55 per applicant.

  • Application fees are always non-refundable regardless of the circumstance.
  • Non-approved applications will be held on file for 90 days and can be transferred to a different property for free until approval is reached and a deposit is received.
  • Completed applications will be screened on a first-come, first-screened basis.
  • Applications must be completed within 24 business hours or they will be marked as denied.

5. Once an application has been approved, applicants are required to drop off a security deposit OR satisfy their deposit with Rhino within 48 hours of approval. Failure to do so may result in the application being denied.

  • Security deposits are equal to 1 month’s rent and MUST be brought to our office in the form of a cashier’s check or money order. We can not accept personal checks, cash, or card.
  • A home is not removed from the market until there is an active Rhino policy or a security deposit submitted.
  • Security deposits are fully refundable upon move out if the home is left with no cleaning charges, no damages, and no other balance owed.
  • Security deposits will be forfeited upon withdrawal of application or failure to sign a Lease Contract after approval.

6. Next, the following documents and information must be completed and given to the designated leasing agent 48 hours prior to the scheduled move-in appointment. Without this information, keys to the property will not be issued.

  • Signed lease
  • Proper documentation that all utilities have been transferred into the applicant’s name
  • Proof of renters insurance
    • If you do not have renters insurance, we recommend using ePremium.

7. At move-in, a $150 non-refundable administrative fee, $25 resident benefit package fee (optional), prorated rent, and applicable pet fees are due. This MUST be in the form of certified funds.

Fees to Expect for Move-in

Admin Fee

You will be charged a $150 admin fee on the date of move-in. This is a non-refundable fee.

Residents Benefits Package

Being a Voepel resident has its benefits! Generally, property management companies have the same requirements when it comes to their lease (insurance, filter changes, utilities, rent paid on time, etc). With the Residents Benefits Package, we’ve taken these requirements and bundled them together for your convenience. We pride ourselves on the level of care we provide to our properties and residents. That’s why we’re excited to offer the following benefits:

  • HVAC air filter is delivered directly to your door approximately every 90 days.
  • Utility concierge service: one call sets up your utility services, cable, and internet.
  • A resident rewards program that helps you earn rewards for paying your rent on time.
  • Credit building to help boost your credit score with timely rent payments.
  • $1M Identity Protection for all adult leaseholders.
  • 24/7 online maintenance coordination.
  • Home buying assistance for when the time is right to buy your “forever” home.
  • Online portal: Access to your account, documents, communication, and payment options.

The above is subject to mechanicals and other limitations. The total monthly cost of the Resident Benefits Package is all-inclusive, and no discounts will be given if any element of the package is unavailable due to a lack of HVAC or another limitation at a specific property.

The Resident Benefits Package is an optional service at a cost of $25/month in addition to your monthly rent, included in your lease. Let your leasing agent know, before your move-in appointment if you would like to be enrolled in the Resident Benefits Package.

Pet Fees

There is a limit of 2 pets per household. We follow the breed restrictions of the city the property resides in. All pet fees are non-refundable. Monthly pet rent and non-refundable pet fees are listed below:

  • $25 per month pet rent (per pet)
  • $150 pet fee per cat
  • $300 pet fee per dog

Animals used as service or support animals to assist the disabled are permitted to reside in the house with the resident(s). Legal documentation to verify this need shall be requested and must be provided.

Fair Housing Policy

In conclusion, it is and has always been the policy of Voepel Property Management not to discriminate against any person because of race, color, creed, religion, age, sex, handicap, familial status, sexual orientation, political ideology, marital status, parental status, disability, ancestry, or national origin. Voepel Property Management conducts all business in accordance with Federal Fair Housing Law, as well as local and state laws. 

If you have any questions, contact us today at 816-405-4845.