Due to recent changes stemming from COVID and recent rental market conditions in our area, we have had to make some changes to our screening process.
In the past, we have used various methods to screen, including Naborly.com and Rent Checks. Until recently they have worked well for us but as they have implemented changes to their policies, increasing their fees, and adjusting to a world with COVID. We have also had to make some changes. In the past, we have continuously tried to find new ways to fulfill this vital process in tenant selection and absorb this cost for tenants and landlords alike but at this point, we are forced to make some changes regarding application costs.
For the time being, we are going to switch back to using Naborly to assist us in our tenant screenings. The cost for these applications has now increased to $25.00 an application by Naborly. We are asking that tenants incur some of this cost when applying for a rental property. J & T will refund $5.00 on each application processed through Naborly to the applicant as soon as the application is received via an email transfer. So the cost for submitting an application through Naborly will be $20 to the Applicant with $5.00 reimbursed immediately in the way of an e-transfer.
If the Applicant is selected for the property the full $25 fee will be reimbursed.
Alternatively, if the interested applicants have access to a recent credit report (within 3 months) and a letter of employment or something similar, confirming their employment and time employed, this will also work. They could bypass the Naborly application process and simply submit this documentation along with a completed online application to be considered for one of our rentals.
Please email email@example.com with any questions before applying. We do not want people searching for rentals to be wasting their money. Only well-qualified, creditworthy responsible, suitable applicants will be selected, so if you would like to email us your situation and some details concerning your family and working situation we can advise whether you should submit an application.
For example, 3 people applying for a 1 bedroom apartment with 3 cats and 2 dogs would likely not be selected due to sustainability and size of the rental unit, no matter how good their credit score was, so we can advise whether the landlord would consider the applicant prior to having them applying through Naborly. Feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 613-885-8174 with any questions.