Applicant completes their background check authorization and submits a complete application.
Complete application consists of:
Complete application for every resident over 18 yrs
Government issued Identification
Proof of income (taxes or two months of paystubs) Background and previous residence authorization Applicant paid screening fee (non-refundable)
All Tenant Applicants must screen at https://bell.petscreening.com regardless of animal, service animal, pet or no pets.
Applications are reviewed after holding deposit ($500) is paid. Applications are reviewed and a determination is typically reached within 2 business days. Once all items are received, the screening will be performed. Applicant will be notified of decision.
If declined, applicant will be notified by phone or email.
If approved, applicant will be notified by phone or email, and provided 48 to complete their lease agreement, and provide certified funds, regardless of lease inception date. If lease is not signed and funds are not received within 48 hours, Bell Properties, Inc. reserves the right to move on to next tenant applicant.
Funds are due & lease must be signed, at time of approval (within 2 business days), regardless of desired move in date to secure the property, and the new lease. If applicant is non-responsive to email/phone calls from Bell Properties, tenant applicant will lose their approved status within 48 hours of decision.
Application fees are non-refundable.
RENTERS INSURANCE: All tenants must carry renters insurance and have proof of insurance, at time of move in. Bell Properties, Inc partners with Lemonade and policies can be initiated at www.lemonade.com/ bellproperty any confirmed renters policy is acceptable. All renters must identify BELL PROPERTIES, INC. as additional insured on your renters policy. All policies must show at least $100,000 coverage. Landlords are not responsible for acts of theft or natural disaster and renters insurance will help protect you and your belongings.
Utilities: must also be confirmed to be in tenants name at time of move in, or move in will be delayed and additional fee may be imposed.
HOLDING DEPOSIT: All completed applications must submit a holding deposit, pending the review of your application.
After your application((s)one per adult)) are submitted, you'll have 12 hours to submit a $500 holding deposit, that will go towards your security deposit - if you're approved for the property.
If declined, this holding deposit will be refunded.
All Applicants must complete and return the background and credit check authorization
If approved, but you back out before signing a lease, this holding deposit will be prorated and a portion will be with held based on time the unit was withheld from the market, and based on the rental rate for which you were approved. Once you submit the application, you will immediately receive an email notice and details to pay the $500 deposit / holding funds. The holding deposit will be added as a payable through your applicant web-portal.
If your application is approved, all move-in fees (DEPOSIT AND RENT) must be in the form of a cashier’s check or portal payment ONLY; funds are due & payable within 48 hours. Leases will be executed within 48 hours of approval, regardless of desired move in date.
Funds paid through the portal must be paid 4 days prior to move-in to allow funds to clear.
If prospects fail to sign a lease and complete/sign their e-lease & pay all move in costs, within 48 hours of approval, prospects will loose their approved status, and forfeit their holding deposit.
If approved and non responsive, you will loose your approved status within 48 hours of approval.
By communicating with Bell Properties, you understand and consent to your calls being recorded.
Parking and pet policies vary at each property. Assistive animals for persons with disabilities are not considered to be pets, but do require advance written approval of management. Management will handle requests for assistive animals consistent with relevant fair housing laws, which may require written verification from a reliable third party of a disability and disability-related need for an assistive animal.
Please ask if you have any questions before submitting the application.
All applicants must eSign and date this online background check document.
APPLICATION FEES ARE NON-REFUNDABLE
Credit Contingency Fees - Applicants who score below 700 are deemed a higher credit risk. Statistically, they are more likely to default on their lease or pay the rent late creating additional workload and risk for Bell Properties. These applicants will pay a monthly credit contingency fee based on their FICO credit score. These fees are monthly & non-refundable
700 Plus - $0
675-699 - $5
650-674 - $10
625-649 - $15
600-624 - $30
575-599 - $40
550-574 - $50
Credit scores below 640 may require an additional security deposit
Pet Admin Fee, Pet Liability Fee & Pet Rent:
If you have a pet there is an additional per pet application charge which is administered by a third-party pet screening tool. All PETS must be approved by the Property Owner and/or BELL Properties. If a pet is allowed there will be a one time Pet Administration Fee of $250 and additional pet rent of $25 per month per approved pet. In addition to Pet Rent, you may be responsible for a Pet Liability Fee. The Pet Liability fee is determined based upon the "Paw Score" that petscreening.com assigns to your pet. This score is determined using a proprietary formula that takes into account things like pet age, per breed, pet size, etc. Pet Rent and Pet Liability fees are both monthly charges.
5 Paws - $25.00/mo
4 Paws - $25.00/mo plus a $5/mo pet liability fee
3 Paws - $25.00/mo plus a $10/mo pet liability fee
2 Paws - $25.00/mo plus a $20/mo pet liability fee
1 Paw - $25.00/mo plus a $35/mo pet liability fee
0 Paw - $50.00/mo plus a $50/mo pet liability fee
For additional pet information, please visit: https://bell.petscreening.com
This fee allows you the right to have an APPROVED pet on the premises. Tenant is responsible for all damages caused by pets. This fee is not a damage deposit! The following pets are not allowed at any time: Puppies under 12 months of age, Akita, Alaskan Malamute, American Staffordshire Terrier, American Wolf Dog, Bull Mastiff, Cane Corso, Chow Chow, Doberman Pinscher, Dogo Argentino German Shepherd, Great Dane, Mastiff, Pit Bull, Presa Canario, Rottweiler, Siberian Husky, Staffordshire Bull Terrier, Wolf Dog Mix. Dogs that contain a mix of one or more of the above breeds, dogs, regardless of breed, that have been involved in a biting incident and any other aggressive breed dogs.
RENTERS INSURANCE: All tenants must carry renters insurance and have proof of insurance, at time of move in. Bell Properties, Inc partners with ePremium and policies can be initiated at https://www.epremiuminsurance.com, any confirmed renters policy is acceptable. All renters must identify BELL PROPERTIES, INC. as additional insured on your renters policy. All policies must show at least $100,000 coverage. Landlords are not responsible for acts of theft or natural disaster and renters insurance will help protect you and your belongings. If Renters Insurance lapses, tenants will be billed $50 per month until it's reinstated.
UTILITIES: Utilities must be confirmed to be in tenants name at time of move in, or move in will be delayed and additional fee may be imposed. We have partnered with a free utility concierge program to help you connect all your utilities with one easy phone call. If your application is approved, Bell Properties, Inc. will be submitting your contact information to Citizen Home Solutions, a concierge utility connection service. Citizen will contact you to assist with setting up your utilities, phone service, cable/satellite TV, and security monitoring. We strongly recommend that you deal directly with Citizen for these connections, as they are familiar with our requirements for satellite dish and cable line placement, and not following these guidelines could result in additional charges on move-out. By submitting your application, you hereby agree that Bell Properties, may provide your contact information to Citizen Home Solutions and that they may contact you. If you wish to get started with Citizen Home Solutions visit: http://myfreeconnection.com/bellproperties/
Learn more about our Resident Benefit Package by visiting our help & support section of the website (bottom of each page 'help & support).
BELL Properties does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, handicap/disability, familial status, marital status, age, ancestry, sexual orientation, medical condition, gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, source of income, citizenship, immigration status, primary language spoke, any arbitrary characteristic, perception, association, or any other basis protected by Federal, California or local law.