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St. James at Goose Creek Apartments Rental Criteria Form

RAIT Residential supports The Fair Housing Act as amended, prohibiting discrimination in housing based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex, handicap, or familial status.  The following qualification standards will be required from every applicant.
 
Rental Application:  Applicant must be of legal age, eighteen (18) years and over. Everyone who will be residing in the apartment and is over the legal age of eighteen (18) years must submit an application and pay the application fee. All applicants must provide a valid Driver’s License, State identification card, Military ID or a Government issued picture ID.
 
In order to help us complete your application in a timely manner, we ask that you complete every section of the application.   There should be no lines left blank.  If a line does not apply, please fill it in with N/A.  If you need to call us back with more information, please do so within your 72 hour grace period.  Be sure to sign the application and date it where indicated.  The lease does not become effective until the application is approved by Management.
 
OCCUPANCY STANDARD:   Two persons per bedroom plus one, maximum occupancy permitted.
 
It will be an event of default under the lease if, during the then applicable lease term, the number occupants exceeds the maximum number of occupants permitted for the applicable floor plan unless the maximum permitted occupancy is exceeded solely as a result of a child or children under the age of eighteen being born to, being adopted by, or entering the custody of a permitted occupant for that unit, in which case, the additional occupants will be permitted to reside in the unit until the end of the then applicable lease term.
                                                                                               
AVAILABILITY POLICY:  Apartments become available to prelease when the current resident submits a written notice to vacate.
 
Age Requirement:  Lease Holder(s) must be eighteen (18) years or older.  All occupants eighteen (18) years or older will be required to complete an application (even if living with parent or guardian).
 
Income Requirement:  The gross monthly income of all lease holder(s) will be considered jointly, and should equal to 3 times the market rental amount less any rental concession on the apartment.  All income must be verifiable. Verifiable income includes two recent paystubs, a recent offer letter from your current employer, or the previous year’s tax return.
 
Employment Verification:  Lease Holder(s) must have stable and verifiable employment or, if unemployed or retired, will be considered self-employed and must meet the guidelines for self employment.
 
Self Employment:  Must provide the previous year’s personal income tax return and the previous six months personal bank statements as evidence of sufficient income.  Persons who hold jobs that are commission only, base salary plus commission, tips, or bonuses will be considered self-employed.
 
Rental HISTORY: Up to 84 months of resident history will be reviewed and must exhibit no derogatory references (such as evictions, filings of initial evictions for the past 6 months or apartment collections).  Any debt owed to an apartment community or a utility company must be paid before an application can be approved. 
 
Credit Requirements:  Establishment of credit history, credit score and credit ratings will be reviewed.
 
ANIMALS:  All animals are subject to management approval and community policy. Breed and weight restrictions apply.
 
Application Fee/ADMINISTRATIVE:  A non-refundable application fee per applicant and a non-refundable administrative fee per apartment are required in separate payments.  The application fee(s) are immediately non-refundable. The deposit fee is non-refundable after 72 hours.
 
CRIMINAL HISTORY:  A criminal background check will be conducted on each applicant.  The application will be denied for any of the following:  Felony records in the last 10-25 years depending on the crime, any Violent Crimes Against Persons or sexual in nature for the past 100 years,  Serious Misdemeanors in the last 5-10 years depending on the crime, exact name match on the OFAC Watch list, name or Date of Birth matches on the Registered Sex Offender Database, persons who have been , convicted or received deferred adjudication for a felony or a misdemeanor involving these crimes.  
CO-SIGNER/GUARANTOR:  A COSIGNER/GUARANTOR AND/OR ADDITIONAL SECURITY DEPOSIT MAY BE REQUIRED IN THE CASE OF ONE OF THE FOLLOWING: 1) No verifiable income for full-time students 2) Unsatisfactory credit rating; 3) Unsatisfactory income requirements.
If you do not meet one or more of the above criteria, you may be able to qualify for an apartment with a third party guarantor. The guarantor must pass the same application and screening process that you must pass, except the gross monthly income of the guarantor must equal 5 times the rental amount of the apartment.
 
By signing below, applicant(s) acknowledge(s) and accepts the lease application will be approved or rejected on the basis of the information above. Falsification of any information on the lease application or incomplete documentation will result in a decline of the apartment rental. Applicant(s) also agree(s) to submit all documents necessary to complete the application within 72-hours of the application date. All information must be verifiable. Failure to provide the documentation will result in a declined application and forfeit of all fees paid to reserve the apartment home.

Latest update 3.14.16
 
 
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  • St. James at Goose Creek
    900 Channing Way 
    Goose Creek, SC 29445
    (843) 771-0870
  • Office Hours

    Mon-Fri: 09:00 AM-06:00 PM
    Saturday: 10:00 AM-05:00 PM