SKYLINE PROPERTIES
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Phone: (562) 920-2440    Fax: (562) 920-6743
Information & Instructions

Everything you need to know about renting a property with Skyline Properties

How Do I Get Started?

When searching for a rental property, think carefully about:

  • How much rent you can afford to pay.
  • What area(s) you are interested in living.
  • What features are you looking for in a rental.

How Can I Find Out What Rental Properties Are Available?

With hundreds of rental homes and apartments under our management service, Skyline Properties is one of the largest single sources of available rental properties in our area. We usually have a wide selection of properties available or coming available to meet most needs and budgets.  Most of the available properties can be found on this site or you can call our office or drop by to pick up our weekly rental listings.  If we don't have exactly what you are looking for, our team members can search the local Multiple Listing Service to see if there are other rentals available that meet your criteria.  Call our office at (562) 920-2440 for the most current list of properties available.

How Do I Arrange An Appointment To See A Property?

Once a property is ready to be shown, we schedule daily appointments for prospective tenants.  You just need to call our office on the day that you wish to see the property. We will try to find a convenient time for you.  If at all possible, please try to have all decision makers together at the appointment. Many of our properties are held open on the weekends. You can call our office on Fridays to find out the weekend open house schedule.

How Do I Apply To Lease A Property?

Rental applications are available at each of our properties, at our office, and by fax or email.  Each individual age 18 or over must submit a completed application, whether employed or not.  Each applicant will also need to submit a Photo ID and proof of income with their application.  Completed applications can be dropped off at our office or faxed to us.  

How Much is Your Credit Check or Application Fee?

We DO NOT CHARGE any application/credit fee!!  Moving is expensive enough without having to pay $20 to $30 to every prospective landlord.

Word of Advice on Rental List Services

If you have to pay for rental information, you are being ripped off!  There are many companies that take information off other advertising sources, put it on their list, and then sell it to unsuspecting tenants.  Most of the information is outdated and the properties already rented.  They do not have an "in" with the property owner or leasing agent and can not get you into any property.

What Is The Screening Process And When Will I Be Notified?

 Once the Application has been received, it will be processed by theproperty managers who will confirm the information you have supplied.  Your Application, along with any others that have been received on the same property will be presented to the property owner for decision.  You will be contacted by the property manager and advised of the outcome.  This process normally takes forty eight hours.

What If There Are Credit Issues?

Don't be afraid to submit an application if you have some credit issues.  We may still be able to work with you.  You will want to attach a letter giving us background on your situation, how your situation has changed or resolved.  Your application will be submitted to the property owner for final decision.  Some applicants may be accepted with a higher security deposit.

What Happens Once My Application Is Approved?

Once your Application is approved, you will immediately need to drop off a deposit at the office to take the property off the market.  The amount to hold the property is one-half (1/2) of the total security deposit.  This will hold the property until the agreed upon move-in date.  The holding deposit becomes Non-Refundable if you change your mind or are unable to take the property.  The move-in deposit should be in the form of cashier check or money order.

 How Long Will You Hold The Property?

Normally, we will hold the property to a maximum of two weeks.  Any additional time will have to be approved by the property owner at the time your Application is submitted.  We understand that some prospective tenants need to give their current landlords the proper 30 Day Notice and we will try to come up with a move-in date suitable to all parties.

 When Do I Sign The Lease And Get The Keys?

You will need to call our office and set up an appointment to come in to sign the lease.  All signers will need to sign the Lease prior to keys being released.  We recommend that you plan on coming in a few days before your actual move date.  That will give you time to have the utilities turned on and to complete your Property Condition Report.

You will need to bring in the balance of your Security Deposit and the First Month's Rent.  If you are taking possession on any day other than the 1st of the month, your Second Month's Rent will be prorated.  Again, we recommend that all move-in funds be paid in the form of cashier check or money order.  Monthly Rent may be paid by personal check, unless any check is returned by your bank for any reason.

 

 

RENTAL CRITERIA GUIDELINES

Rental History:

  • Twelve (12) months of verifable rental history or home ownership.
  • NO Evictions
  • NO outstanding money owed to a landlord or Property Managment Company.
  • Proper notice given to current or previous landlords
  • We reserve the right to deny your application if we are unable to verify your rental history.
  • We reserve the right to deny your application based a poor rental history.

Employment History:

  • Twelve (12) months of current employment or twelve (12) months on a similar job.
  • Self-employed persons will need to show proof of income (tax returns, etc)
  • Other stable income may be acceptable in NO employment.

Income Requirements:

  • Net Income (including any co-applicants) shall be A MINIMUM of three (3) time the rent amount
  • Income may include sources other than employment.
  • Ability to pay all deposit and rent in full, prior to move-in.

Credit Requirements:

  • Two (2) years of established credit history.
  • All Credit Accounts must be current. Cannot have any current delinquincies on Credit Accounts.
  • Recent Shortsale/foreclosure is NOT an automatic turndown. 
  • No undischarged Bankrupties.
  • We reserve the right to deny your application based on poor credit history

Criminal Records:

  • Criminal convictions may result in the denial of your application.

Occupancy Limit:

  • We use the recognized housing occupancy standard of two (2) people per bedroom, plus 1, unless local fire safety codes are more prohibitive.

I.D. Required:

  • Each applicant 18 years of age or older will be required to produce a photo I.D. (driver licence or other government issued I.D. card.

Co-signers:

Co-signers are considered on a case-by-case basis and must be approved by the property owner.  Co-signers are required to go through the complete application process, plus:

1) Own property in Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, or San Diego counties

2) must have excellent credit history

3) must have substanial income to  cover their own personal living expenses and the rent of the co-signed property.

4) must sign co-signer (guarantee) agreement.

 

 

 


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Skyline Properties
6116 Bellflower Blvd • Lakewood, CA 90713
Phone: (562) 920-2440 • Fax: (562) 920-6743
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