Tenant Qualification Criteria

Please ensure before making application the following apply to you and that you are aware of:

  1. Applicants MUST be adults over the age of 18. All adults in the household must complete our electronic tenant application, individually.
  2. If you decide to rent one of our listed properties, in addition to monthly rent, a security deposit equal to one month’s rent and the rent for the final month of the lease may be charged to tenants prior to tenancy.
  3. Reservation Fee: If you qualify to rent with us and have identified a home you would like to rent we are able to reserve a home specifically for you! To reserve a home you must (a.) Receive your application approval from our office, and (b.) Have personally viewed the interior of the home and agree to accept the home in as-is condition. To ensure your reservation we charge a reservation fee which is equal to the amount of the properties advertised first month's rent. This fee may be convertible to a security deposit after you have signed a lease and moved into your new rental home. Please keep in mind that if we reserve a property for your future rental use and thereby cause our property managers to take the property off the open rental market, and you later change your mind about renting the property, you will forfeit 100% of your reservation fee.
  4. In the event you enter into a lease agreement and change your mind prior to taking possession of the rental property, you shall forfeit all deposit funds as liquidated damages. In addition, you may be held responsible to the additional terms of the lease you signed.
  5. If for any reason you are not approved for a rental property, the $69 application processing fee is non-refundable so please ensure you are able to qualify before you apply.
  6. Depending on the property, a $50 attorney lease preparation fee may be applicable.
  7. Some homeowner and condominium associations require a separate application fee and/or security deposit. If you select a rental and such is the case, all applicants may be additionally required to apply through the association, submit to an in-person association interview, and remit whatever fees or deposits the association may require. Generally the association application fees are $150 or less. Homeowner and condominium associations that also charge a security deposit are variable, please check with a property manager for specific association security deposit requirements.
  8. With an exception for minor children, current occupancy standards are a maximum of 2 persons per bedroom. However, some city and county municipalities and/or homeowners associations prohibit more than two (2) unrelated adults to reside in a single family dwelling unit. Consequently, South Florida Realty Management also prohibits the rental of a single family dwelling to more than two (2) unrelated adults.
  9. When individual tenant candidates make application and pay the application processing fee they are authorizing South Florida Realty Management to conduct a background investigation consisting of but not limited to the following areas:

If you cannot provide positive references, have a debt to income ratio that shows you cannot afford to pay rent from your documented income (pay stubs, bank records, or tax returns), have no work history or an unstable work history, been evicted in the past, have a criminal record, or any occupant is listed in the sex offender database, you may not qualify for a rental at this time.