Kansas City Home Rental Application
Application Requirements and Qualifications :
In order to assist you with your decision on your new home, we are providing this list of requirements we use to qualify applicants for residency with Voepel Property Management. Each person age 18 or older who will live in the home must fully submit an online application and satisfy the below requirements. Subject to applicable laws, our requirements include, but are not limited to, the following criteria:
IDENTIFICATION – All applicants must present a valid government issued photo identification card for each person age 18 or older.
CREDIT HISTORY – A credit report will be obtained for each applicant. Applicants must have a minimum credit score of 600. An unsatisfactory or insufficient finding will result in the requirement of an additional deposit, guarantor, or denial.
INCOME- Verifiable gross income equal to or greater than 3 times the monthly rental amount and a Debt To Income ratio of no more than 50%, including monthly rent is required. Verifiable income can be in the form of 4 most recent pay stubs, previous 2 years of tax returns, or an offer letter for employment.
GUARANTORS / CO-SIGNERS – If a guarantor or co-signer is needed, they must meet the entire rental qualifying criteria and requirements. In addition, all guarantors and co-signers must have a verifiable source of income in an amount equal to or greater than 5 times the monthly rental amount.
CRIMINAL BACKGROUND- A criminal background check will be obtained for each applicant who will reside in the apartment home. Criminal history and convictions may be grounds for denial.
RESIDENTIAL HISTORY – Applicants must be able to provide at least 1 year of verifiable rental or residential history.
BANKRUPTCIES – Any bankruptcies and / or evictions must be paid off 5 years past.
RENTAL RATES AND LEASE TERMS – The rental rate quoted is associated with the home’s availability at the time of your application, move-in date, and lease term requested. Any changes to the time of your move-in date, or lease term may result in a different monthly rental rate. The standard lease term is 12 months. Other lease terms and rates may be available upon request, but are not guaranteed.
OCCUPANCY REQUIREMENTS- Voepel Property Management’s occupancy standards apply based on two persons per bedroom, per property.
ADULT DEPENDENTS- If there is a person age 18 or older who will reside in the apartment home but who will not be executing the lease documents, that person will need to qualify as an “Adult Dependent.” In order to qualify someone as an Adult Dependent, you must provide proper documentation to verify the applicant is a dependent, and the proposed Adult Dependent must be approved through our regular criminal background check process. The leaseholder(s) will be responsible for ensuring that the Adult Dependent complies with all rules and policies in the lease documents, but the Adult Dependent will not be financially obligated to pay rent or other amounts due under the lease documents.
DATA AND COMMUNICATION- Upon applying for a home with Voepel Property Management, you understand and accept that we may collect, retain, use, transfer, and disclose personal information, such as the first name, last name, email address, and phone number of you or your occupants in the unit. We may collect, retain, and use that information, or disclose that information to third parties to, (a) operate the Property; (b) provide services consistent with the Lease; (c) collect debts; and (e) conduct and analyze resident surveys. By providing an email address or cell phone number, you consent to receive communications via e-mail, voicemail, calls, text, and/or any other means. Voepel Property Management will also conduct a periodic walk through of the interior and exterior of the property, which will be documented with photographs and shared with the property’s Landlord. By submitting an application for approval, you acknowledge and agree that this authorization is being made voluntarily.The permissions and consents granted herein apply to the owner of the property and the owner’s authorized agents/representatives.
RENTER’S INSURANCE REQUIREMENT – You will be required to carry a minimum of $100,000 Personal Liability Insurance coverage. To satisfy this requirement, you must provide evidence of insurance coverage before move-in and maintain this coverage throughout the entire term of your residency. In addition, we require that you add Voepel Property Management as an “Interested Party,” “Party of Interest,” or similar language. Your lease will have additional details about the insurance requirements.
APPLICANT APPROVAL ACKNOWLEDGMENT – Applications will be screened on a first come, first serve basis. Applicant acknowledges and agrees that the criteria referenced above will be considered in the qualification process. Applicants who do not meet the requirements referenced above will be declined or be subject to additional requirements, including, but not limited to, additional fees, deposits, or providing a guarantor.
Please note, the criteria which may result in a denial (includes but is not limited to): Zero income or income lower than (3) times the rental rate, unsatisfactory credit, criminal, or rental history findings, unpaid debt or collection from a bank, lender, collection agency, previous property owner or landlord, exceeding the maximum number of occupants per home, restricted pets per city guidelines, inability to meet conditional requirements of application results, providing misleading or inaccurate information, and/or exhibiting behaviors during the leasing process that is abusive, harassing, or combative towards our agents or lessor.
Application Costs :
The following monies due must be collected prior to move-in :
Application Fee – A one-time, non-refundable $55.00 application fee per applicant,18 years or older, is due at the time application is submitted.
Administrative Fee – A one-time, non-refundable $150.00 administrative fee is due upon approval of your application. Admin fee requirements must be paid in certified funds. We can NOT accept personal checks, cash, or cards for payment of admin fees.
Security Deposit – The security deposit requirement is based on an individual’s application results, but is equal to no less than 1 month’s rent. Upon approval of your application, you are required to submit your security deposit requirement OR satisfy the deposit requirement with Rhino within 48 hours of being notified of approval. For more information about our security deposit free option, Rhino, please ask your leasing representative. Failure to submit your deposit requirement in full within the required timeframe will result in the property not being reserved or taken off the market. Security deposit requirements must be paid in certified funds. We can NOT accept personal checks, cash, or cards for security deposit payment.
Pet Fees and Criteria :
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. If you have pets, please ask your leasing representative for more information. Please note, breed restrictions, fee requirements, or costs associated with pets do not apply to qualified assistance animals.
Pet Fee – A one time, non-refundable $300.00 pet fee per dog, and a one-time, non-refundable $150.00 pet fee per cat is due upon move-in.
Pet Rent – $25.00 per month, per pet.
Move-in Costs :
Pro-rated rents, utility fees (if applicable), and pet fees and rents (if applicable) are due at time of move-in. Please note, if move-in is scheduled on or after the 23rd of any month, the following month’s rent is due upon move-in. Any monies due at move-in must be paid in certified funds. We can NOT accept personal checks, cash, or cards for any of the below mentioned move-in costs.
Fair Housing Statement :
Voepel Property Management is in compliance with all federal, state, and local fair housing laws. Voepel Property Management will not discriminate against any persons because of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, familial status, disability, or any other specific classes protected by applicable laws.
If you have any questions, contact us today at 816-405-4845. We are excited to help you find your new home with Voepel Property Management.