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  • Sweet Rentality LLC
  • Sweet Rentality LLC does not discriminate based on: race, color, religion, marital status, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, familial status, disability or source of income. We comply with all federal, state, and local laws concerning Fair Housing.

    Thank you for your interest in a Sweet Rentality LLC managed property.  Our goal is to consistently offer top quality properties to our tenants.  An important component of the management process is to maintain a thorough screening process.  We will accept applications meeting the requirements listed on the Property Information sheet and in which all the applicants meet the following qualifications. Applications must be completed in full by all Tenant(s) 18 years of age or over.  Multiple applications for a specific property or unit will be processed on a first come, first served basis.

  • General Requirements

    1. Valid government-issued identification with a picture ID is required.
    2. Applicants with an invalid or no Social Security number will be required to pay in an additional deposit above the standard, in the amount of one month’s rent or more per property.
    3. A complete and accurate application listing the current landlord and at least one previous rental reference with phone numbers for both is required. Incomplete applications will be returned, and materially false applications are a grounds for termination of lease.
    4. Each applicant will be required to qualify individually.
    5. Applicants must be able to enter a legal and binding contract.
    6. Incomplete, inaccurate or falsified information will be grounds for denial.
    7. Any applicant currently using illegal drugs or reporting a conviction for the illegal manufacture or distribution of a controlled substance shall be denied.
    8. Any individual who may constitute a threat to the health or safety of an individual, the complex, or the property of others, as determined by Sweet Rentality LLC and as indicated by a criminal background check, will be denied.
    9. An application who does not meet Credit and Rental Requirements may still result in an offer of lease, but such a tenant shall be required to pay an additional security deposit equal to 100% of the stated rental amount, over and above any other security deposit or additional security deposit required.
    10. The total security deposit required from each applicant in a multi-tenant unit will be that of the least qualified applicant.
    11. The denial of one applicant will result in the denial of the entire application.
    12. In order to qualify as a co-signer, an applicant must have a minimum monthly income of four (4) times the stated rent and show no negative credit reports.
    13. The demeanor of the applicant during the showing and screening will be considered, and an unacceptable demeanor may be grounds for denial.
    14. Applications that far exceed minimum standards in individual categories but fail to meet minimum standards in another shall be reviewed and possibly reconsidered if extenuating and explainable circumstances warrant. Sweet Rentality LLC is under no obligation to consider applicants who do not meet any of these requirements. 
  • Income Requirements
    1. Gross monthly household income must equal three times (3) the stated monthly rent. If monthly income does not equal three (3) times the stated monthly rent, a qualified co-signer will be required and/or an additional security deposit equal to a full month’s rent or more per property will be required.
    2. A current paycheck stub from your employer will be required. Verifiable income or liquid assets equal to three (3) times the total annual rent will be required for unemployed applicants. (Verifiable income may include, but is not limited to: bank accounts, spousal support/child support, trust accounts, social security, Unemployment, welfare, grants or loans.)
    3. Self-employed applicants will be required to show proof of income through copies of the previous tax return. Self-employed applicants will be verified through state records. A recorded business name or corporate filing may be deemed sufficient to meet verification of employment.
    4. Application will be denied if a legal source of income cannot be verified.
  • Rental History Requirements
    1. 1 year of verifiable rental history or mortgage history from a current third-party landlord is required. (Rental references ending 12 months prior to the date of application will not be considered current)
    2. Home ownership can be used as rental history. In the event that a potential co-signer claims home ownership in place of rental history, home ownership will be verified through the county tax assessor.  Mortgage payments must be current; mortgages reflecting a past due balance will require an additional security deposit equal to one month’s rent. Home ownership negotiated through a land sales contract will be verified through the contract holder.
    3. Eviction-free rental history for a period of five (5) years as of the date of the application will be required.
    4. Rental history demonstrating residency, but not third-party rental history, will require an additional security deposit equal to 100% of one month’s rent and/or a qualified US citizen as a co-signer.
    5. A co-signer who is a US citizen will be required when rental history does not meet third-party rental criteria, but residency can be verified with parents, student housing or military housing.
    6. Rental history reflecting past-due rent or an outstanding balance will be denied.
    7. If a landlord gives a negative reference or refuses to give a reference, the application will be denied.
    8. Three (3) or more 72-hour notices within a period of one year will result in denial.
    9. Three (3) or more NSF checks within a period of one year will result in denial.
    10. Rental history demonstrating noise or other documented complaints will result in a denial when the landlord would not re-rent to applicant.
  • Credit Requirements

    A credit history showing no negative reports is required.  A negative report is considered any non-medical items 60 days past due or greater, collections, repossessions, liens, judgments, or garnishments.  A credit report with negative credit may be approved, at Sweet Rentality, LLC’s discretion, if it meets the following guidelines.

    1. A credit file report containing a discharged bankruptcy will require an additional security deposit equal to 50% of one month’s rent and/or a qualified co-signer.
    2. 1-2 items of 60 days past due or greater, collections, repossessions, liens, judgments or garnishments will require an additional security deposit equal to 25% of one month’s rent and/or a qualified co-signer.
    3. 3-5 items as listed above will require an additional security deposit equal to 50% of one month’s rent and/or qualified co-signer
    4. 6-8 items as listed above will require an additional security deposit equal to 100% of one month’s rent and/or a qualified co-signer.
    5. 9 or more items will result in the denial of the application.
    6. Aggregate of collections shall not exceed a total of the equivalent of one month’s rent.
    7. Collections from utility companies will result in the denial of the application.
  • Criminal Conviction Criteria

    Upon receipt of the rental applications and screening fee, landlord will conduct a search of public records to determine whether the applicant or any proposed tenant has been convicted of, or pled guilty to or no-contest to, any crime. The application will be denied if the history reveals any of the following.

    1. A felony involving serious injury, kidnapping, death, arson, rape, sex crimes and/or child sex crimes, extensive property damage or drug-related offenses (sale, manufacture, delivery or possession with intent to sell) class A/Felony burglary or class A/Felony robbery; or
    2. A conviction, guilty plea or no-contest plea, where the date of disposition, release or parole have occurred within the last seven years for any other felony charges; or
    3. A conviction, guilty plea or no-contest plea, where the date of disposition, release or parole have occurred within the last seven years for: any misdemeanor or gross misdemeanor involving assault, intimidation, sex related, drug related crime (sale, manufacture, delivery or possession), property damage or weapons charges; or
    4. A conviction, guilty plea or no-contest plea, where the date of disposition, release or parole occurred within the last three years for any class B or C misdemeanor in the above categories or any misdemeanors involving criminal trespass I, theft, dishonesty, or prostitution. Pending charges or outstanding warrants for any of the above will result in a suspension of the application process until the charges are resolved.  Upon resolution, if an appropriate unit is still available, the processing of the application may be re-submitted.  No unit will be held waiting resolution of pending charges.
  • Disabled Accessibility

    Sweet Rentality, LLC, is willing to make any unit ADA compliant where such work required for compliance is paid for by the Tenant and performed in an approved fashion. STANDARD allows existing premises to be modified at the full expense of the disabled person, if the disabled person agrees to restore the premises to the pre-modified condition. STANDARD requires:

    1. Written approval from the landlord before modifications is made.
    2. Written assurances that the work will be performed in a professional manner.
    3. Written proposals detailing the extent of the work to be done.
    4. Documents identifying the names and qualifications of the licensed contractors to be used.
    5. All appropriate building permits and required licenses made available for landlord inspection. Further, a deposit for the restoration may be required.
  • Denial Policy

    If your application is denied due to negative and adverse information reported, you may;

    1. Contact Tenant Relations to discuss your application. Tenant Relations may, but is not obliged to, discuss the veracity of information submitted that resulted in a denial.
    2. Contact the involved credit reporting agency to;

    a)      Identify who is reporting unfavorable information

    b)      Request a correction if the information being reported is incorrect

     

    If your application has been denied and you feel that you qualify as a Tenant(s) under the criteria set out above, you should do the following;

     

    Email:            Sweet Rentality LLC

                        Tenant Relations

                        tenants@sweetrentality.com

                                                                              

    Explain the reasons you believe your application should be reevaluated and request a review of your file.  Your application will be reviewed within 7 working days from the date your letter was received and you will be notified of the outcome.