We use Moco Inc. to perform a background checks. During this process Moco Inc. will confirm/verify your employment, rental, criminal, credit history using in house process or possibly an outside agency if applicable to locate this information. Himalaya Property Management does not accept the comprehensive reusable tenant screening report.
Incomplete applications will not be processed.
An application will be processed once it is complete and paid. No cash or out of state checks will be accepted for payment. We encourage you to pay online.
Application fees are non-refundable for all applicants.
Application fees are $42 per person. All people 18 years and older residing in the residence must submit an application.
WE PROCESS APPLICATIONS ON A FIRST COME, FIRST SERVE BASIS. We process applications in the order in which they are received, not in the order of property showings and/or any other communication to our office.
COMMUNICATION DURING APPLICATION PROCESS:
We prefer that you email us at: Raheem@Himalayahomes.com. We will reply within one business day. We normally will only communicate with one applicant in your party or family. You can also call our office at 425-422-2396. Please note it generally takes about 48 business hours to precess most applications.
PETS: Additional deposit money (added to the overall security deposit) is collected at our signing appointments for any approved pets. All pets must be listed on the application, including the breed and size. We require pictures of all cats and dogs to be submitted with the application. Those pictures can be emailed to our office at Raheem@Himalayahomes.com. Applications will NOT be considered complete until we have pictures of all pets listed on the applications. A pet fee will be collected for any and all approved pets at our Chelsea Village Townhomes. This is a pet fee and is non-refundable. Each property considers pets on a case by case basis, and some properties do not allow any pets. Please contact us at the office to review the pet policy for each property.
Due to insurance costs and limitations, HPM does not allow the following breeds of pets in any of our properties: (1) Pit Bull, (2) Rottweiler, (3) Chow Chow, (4) Doberman Pinscher, (5) German Shepherd, (6) American Staffordshire Terrier, (7) Wild species such as Coyote, Wolf and Dingo, (8) Mastiff, (9) Akita, (10) Bullmastiff, (11) Husky, (12) Presa Canario, (13) Malamute, (14) Boxer, (15) Any pet that has any of the above breeds or species in its lineage.
Cats that are pets must be spayed or neutered. No pets may be a puppy or kitten. Companion and support animals are exempt from any of the above requirements and fees.
RENTAL HISTORY: 12 Months valid, verifiable rental history. Valid rental history is a written lease or month-to-month agreement. If rental history is less than 12 months then an increased deposit -OR- cosigner may be requested. Two (2) late payments and/or NSF checks within 12 months may result in an increased deposit. Final recommendation will also be dependent on credit history, income and employment.
CREDIT HISTORY: At least 4 accounts established for 1 year in good standing. If derogatory credit history is in excess of $3000 (excluding medical and student loans) an increase deposit-OR- cosigner may be requested. Final recommendation will also be dependent on income, rental & employment history.
EMPLOYMENT: 12 months with current employer or previous employment in same field of work. Final recommendation will also be dependent on rental & credit history and income.
INCOME: Monthly verifiable income must be equal to at least 3 times the rental amount if income is less than 3 times the rental amount but more than 2.5 then an increased deposit may be requested. Income that is less than 2.5 times the rental amount may require a qualified cosigner. Final recommendation will also be dependent on rental, credit & employment history.
Acceptable documentation for verifiable income varies based on the income source. Generally accepted documentation may include 2 consecutive (recent) pay-stubs, most recent tax returns, W2, Leave & Earnings Statement (LES), Statement of Social Security Benefits, I20 (International Students), etc.
COSIGNER QUALIFICATION CRITERIA:
A cosigner will be APPROVED if all of the qualifications below are met, if the cosigner does not meet any 1 of the following criteria then the cosigner will not qualify.
RENTAL HISTORY: 1 year of valid and verifiable rental or mortgage history with no late payments.
CREDIT HISTORY: At least 4 accounts in good standing for 1 year with less than $500 in derogatory credit. Any open Chapter 7 or 11 bankruptcy will result in denial.
EMPLOYMENT: 12 months with current employer or previous employment in same field of work.
INCOME: 4 times the rental amount of the unit in verifiable, garnishable income.
GROUNDS FOR DENIAL WILL RESULT FROM THE FOLLOWING ON ALL APPLICANTS: Verified unpaid eviction showing on credit report or confirmed with landlord.
Verified unpaid eviction showing on credit report or confirmed with landlord. Unpaid collection verified on credit report. Balance owing to landlord. 3 or more late payments and/or NSF checks and/or noise complaints within a 12 month rental period (current and/or previous). Unverifiable social security number. Falsification of rental application. Breaking lease agreement that will result in collection filing. Open Bankruptcy.
Verified name and date of birth match of criminal conviction or pending case as follows:
Murder (1st and 2nd degree), Manslaughter (1st degree), Assault (1st, 2nd, and 3rd degree), Robbery (1st and 2nd degree), Rape (All counts), Child molestation (All counts), Rape of a child (All counts), Outstanding criminal warrant, Kidnapping (All counts), Theft (1st and 2 degree), Burglary (1st, 2nd degree and vehicle prowling 1st degree), Malicious Mischief (1st degree), Arson (1st, 2nd degree and Reckless Burning 1st degree), Delivery or sale of illegal substance(s) (All counts), Possession with intent to deliver Illegal Substance (All counts), Any Terror Related Activity.
Any criminal conviction which results in a registered sex offender requirement and/or any current sex offender registry requirement.
A criminal records search will be performed for felony and misdemeanor offenses. All felony and misdemeanor offenses must be disclosed on the rental application.
Valid photo Identification will be required of all applicants.
WHEN YOUR APPLICATION IS APPROVED
PAYMENT OF RESERVATION FEE: Once your application is approved, you will be notified by our staff and will be required to pay your reservation fee within 24 hours. Your reservation fee is equal to your security deposit. This fee is used to hold the property for you until you move in. Once your reservation fee and signed reservation fee form are received at our office, the property will be removed from the rental market. Once you sign the rental agreement, the reservation fee will become your security deposit (on the date of possession notated on your rental agreement). In the event you decide to not move into the property, for any reason, this fee is non-refundable.
TENANT IS RESPONSIBLE FOR SETTING UP UTILITY SERVICES: Once your application has been approved and your possession (rental agreement signing) date is scheduled, you are responsible for contacting the utility companies to start service in your name on the date your tenancy begins. If you will be living within the Lake Stevens Sewer District, do NOT contact them directly. That bill remains in the owner’s name and is sent to our office. You will need to pay the extra $83.00 (subject to change at any time by the Lake Stevens Sewer District) along with your rent to cover this expense. If you are moving into our Chelsea Village Townhome Complex, you will receive a water/sewer bill from our office monthly for the exact tenant usage. Please email our office at Service@Himalayahomes.com for the exact list of utility companies for the town in which you will be residing.
MOVE IN PROCEDURES: Once you have paid your reservation fee and signed the reservation form, our office will email you details for your rental agreement signing appointment. We sign our rental agreements through an E-Signature process. We will need email addresses for each new tenant, and most documents will be signed via E-Signature. An appointment for your key pick up and signing of the move in report, will be scheduled. Please be on time and completely prepared for your signing appointment. If you are late or do not have all monies or documents, your appointment may need to be rescheduled for a different date/time, however you will still be responsible for rent on the original agreed upon possession date. Please note personal checks will NOT be accepted as move in funds. Move in funds must be paid in either Cashier’s Check or Money Order only. All rent funds must be paid separate from deposits.
IF YOUR APPLICATION IS DENIED
You will be contacted by our office staff and given the name and phone number of the screening company used to process your application. Himalaya Property Management cannot discuss the results with you. You will need to contact the screening company to find out why your application was not approved. You will be mailed, to the current address on your application, a denial letter stating the reason for denial. If the denial was based on your credit report, you will be entitled to a free copy of your credit report from the credit bureau.