PRS Policies on Renting
Thank you for taking the time to visit our website and our rental listings. The following guidelines and policies are designed to make your rental search more enjoyable. We hope that one of our properties will become your next home.
Viewings: After reviewing the list of available properties, follow the directions in the individual ad to schedule an appointment for viewing.
Appointments: If you are viewing a property with one of our staff, please be prompt for your appointment as our staff may not be able to wait for your arrival due to additional viewing appointments.
Condition: We believe we have a higher than normal standard in the preparation of rental units, but our standards may or may not be equivalent to your standards. Any request to make changes in the current condition of the property or terms of the lease agreement must be in writing at the time of application. These requests may be written into the comment section of the application and will be considered at the same time your application is processed.
Pets: All our properties have a policy on pets and it is stated within each ad. Most of our properties allow one (1) small dog (under 15 inches from shoulder to ground, for example a cocker spaniel). Most properties do not allow cats. Due to insurance coverage requirement no properties allow the following breeds: Ferrets, Dobermans, Pitbulls, Rotweilers, German Shepherds, Great Danes or any attack trained animals. If you have pets, please pay close attention to the pet policy within each ad as this policy is set by the Owner of each property and we do not have the ability to change it. An additional deposit and/or higher rents may be charged for any approved pet.
Service/Assistive Animals: Under Fair Housing Laws, service animals, as well as assistance, comfort or companion animals, are allowed in residential rental dwellings, regardless of any "no pets" or "restrictive" policies. Additionally, no pet deposits or pet rents are required for qualified animals. If you will be applying for one of our rental properties with a service/assistance animal, please be prepared to provide the following information at the time of application: Accommodation request form regarding the animal request AND a written statement from your professional caregiver that verifies the need for the service/assistance animal. We require written verification that you have a disability and that the accommodation of a service/assistance animal is necessary to give you an equal opportunity to use and enjoy our housing units. You may obtain a signed letter from your doctor or other medical professional, or other qualified third party who, in their professional capacity, has knowledge about your disability and your need for a reasonable accommodation. We do not require you to provide any details about your disability or about the specific tasks the service animal performs. Both of these forms are available on our website or by clicking here.
Applying: Applications are completed on our website by clicking on 'apply online' from the main page. The Application must be completely filled out before it will be considered and processed.
Application Fees: There is an application fee of $30.00 per adult applicant (18 years of age). This fee must be paid at the time the application is submitted through the website application form.
Processing: Applications are processed in the order in which they are received. Processing will normally be completed within 24 hours. This can be longer if a complication arises such as difficulties contacting your past landlords. We will review a credit and criminal background report, verify your employment or income, and check with any current and past landlords you have rented from. As a representative of the Owner of the property, we must act in their best interests and will choose the best application if more than one has applied.
Qualifying: Qualifications for properties vary dependent on the individual property owner's instructions to us. However, in most cases, the following is reviewed: 2 years of verifiable present and/or past landlord history; a satisfactory credit criminal report through one of the major credit bureaus; verifiable income with a maximum rent to gross monthly income of 33%; Roommates are allowed in our properties, however more landlord history may be required especially for those properties around the ASU area rented by roommates. We use an occupancy standard of allowing a maximum of 2 persons per bedroom (examples: 1 bedroom properties would permit up to 2 persons, 2 bedrooms up to 4 persons, etc.). The general policy is that the lease must start within 10 days from the date an applicant is approved for vacant homes and within 10 days from the date an occupied home is vacated.
Approval: After an application is approved, any other applications on the same property will be held until the security deposit of the first is obtained. Deposits must be paid by money order, cashier check, credit or debit card. No cash or personal checks are accepted. At the time of your deposit being paid, the leasing staff will set an appointment for you to return, sign your lease agreement and pay the first month's rent (this must also be paid by cashier check, money order, credit or debit card). If no deposit has been received within 24 hours of approval, the property will return to available status and any other application on file will be considered.
Standards: All properties leased and managed by PRS Property Management are offered subject to the Federal Fair Housing Act which makes it illegal to advertise any preference, limitation, or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, country of national origin, handicap, familial status, or any intention to make such preference, limitation or discrimination. Our staff of professionals are regularly trained and educated on the latest local, state and federal statutes pertaining to rental regulations.