Moving into your first home can be an exciting event in your life. You are finally making the move out of your parents’ home and into a place of your own. You are about to launch into full-fledged adulthood all on your own.
Before you apply for one of the local homes for rent San Antonio renters like you may want to know what requirements you will need to satisfy. You can prove you are a good tenant by making sure you meet these important qualifications before you submit your application for any of the local San Antonio Luxury Realty listings.
Your income will be scrutinized when you submit an application for a rental house. Most landlords want your income to be three and a half times of the monthly rent. For example, if the rent on a house is $1000 a month, you will need to make at least $3500 a month to be approved for it.
Your potential landlord will look at all sources of your income, however. He or she will examine the amount of money you earn from your job. Your landlord will also consider other sources of revenue like an annuity or settlement you receive or any financial aid you get for going to school.
Prior rental history
Most landlords also want tenants to have some sort of prior rental history. For many first-time renters, this history could come from the time you live in a dorm or Greek house at college. For others, it could involve any rent they paid to their parents to live at home during their college years.
If you have no prior rental history, you might need a cosigner on your lease. The cosigner agrees to pay your rent if you default on your monthly obligation. You can typically remove the cosigner after a year of paying on the lease on time.
Finally, you may be submitted to a criminal background check. Most professionally managed rentals require tenants to have a minimal or no criminal background. Misdemeanors like speeding or not paying a parking ticket might be overlooked.
If you have more serious crimes like robbery, assault, or kidnapping on your record, you more than likely will not be approved for residency. If these charges occurred when you were a minor, you may need to wait for them to drop off or have them expunged from your record before you apply for a rental home.
These qualifications are the main ones you may need to satisfy as a potential tenant. They ensure you can pay your rent on time and will be an asset to your rental community.