Application Requirements

Thank you for your interest in our property!

Before you apply for a lease, please read the following information concerning the approval process. If you have questions, please ask before applying. Application Process & Screening Criteria $ 45.00 Application Fee Beaufort Rentals, LLC is committed to equal housing and we fully comply with the Federal Fair Housing Act (FFHA). We do not discriminate against persons because of race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status, national origin, or age. We also comply with all state and local fair housing laws. We offer application forms to everyone who requests one. Each unrelated individual over the age of 18 must complete an application and pay the application fee.

Approval is based on five factors:

1. Credit History

Credit screening is the first step of processing your application. Our minimum credit score requirement for each applicant is 600. We cannot accept credit histories with previous evictions or have collections with a previous rental agency.

2. Employment & Income Verification

Income should be a minimum of 3 times the rent and verified by the employer through pay stubs (30 days proof of income) and personal tax returns. Business tax returns will not be accepted. Self employed income may also be verified with a CPA prepared financial statement or tax return. Transfers or relocations must have correspondence showing an accepted job offer. We do not accept Section 8 or housing assistance that requires us to abide by terms not listed in our lease.

3. Rental History

Rental history must be verified from unbiased sources. Home ownership will be verified from a current credit report. We accept base housing as rental history. Evictions or broken leases (other than allowed by lease or law) on record within the previous 10 years will be automatic grounds for denial. If you have paid late more than once in any 12 month period your application will be denied.

4. Rental Criteria for Pets

Pets are allowed on a case by case basis. Pet fees or deposits are also determined on a case by case basis. Pictures of the pets are required.

5. Criminal History

Automatic denial for crimes committed within the last seven years (or more):
• 1st, 2nd, and 3rd degree murder
• Harassment/Stalking
• Kidnapping
• Simple/Aggravated robbery
• Terrorist threats
• Felony controlled substance
• Felony burglary/theft
• Arson
• 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th degree sexual assault/misconduct
• 2nd degree manslaughter
• 1st and 2nd degree assault
• Possession of a controlled substance or intent to distribute a controlled substance
• An attempt to commit one of the above stated crimes
Misdemeanors Any misdemeanor may be subject for denial. Type of charge and date of conviction may affect the decision. Proof of resolution may also be required.
Felonies Any felony conviction less than seven (7) years from release will be subject for denial. Per federal regulation, drug and alcohol felonies may be acceptable with proper documentation. Regardless of conviction date, no applicant with a felony conviction for any of the following will be accepted:
• Acts of violence
• Sex crimes
• Illegal manufacturing or distribution of drugs

5. Appointment Times

All scheduled appointments and showings must be attended on time. If your  appointment is missed your application will be denied.

IF YOU ANSWER YES TO ANY OF THESE QUESTIONS, PLEASE SPEAK WITH AN AGENT BEFORE FILLING OUT THIS APPLICATION.

Have you or anyone applying ever:

  • Been sued for nonpayment of rent?
  • Been evicted or asked to move out?
  • Has paperwork ever been filed against you for an eviction?
  • Broken a rental agreement or lease? (other than allowed by lease or law)
  • Been sued for damage to rental property?
  • Paid late more than once in a 12 month period?

Leasing

We do not rent any properties sight unseen. Most of the properties you see on our website are available for immediate occupancy. A property can be held with a signed lease and payment of the security deposit for up to two weeks. Execution of the lease and payment of the security deposit requires the fulfillment of the total lease term. Please read and complete all information sections provided. If you have any questions, contact our office at (843) 252-4249. You will be contacted by the leasing office on the status of your application.