Dear Clayborne Court Apartments Applicant,
We take pride in our management and our apartment community. We actively
seek good residents to make their home with us and strive to provide the
best service possible while they live in our community. We utilize all
available services to screen applicants very carefully, and verify all
information provided to us on a completed rental application. Our criteria
is as follows:
1. Anyone 18 or over must fill out a rental application. You must be 18
years of age to become a leaseholder.
2. Your driver’s license or a state identification will be required
and copied when your application is submitted.
3. We run a Credit Report and a criminal background check on every applicant.
If you have been convicted of a felony, other than non-violent traffic
offense, or convicted of criminal sexual conduct (misdemeanor or felony)
your application will be denied. If you are identified or are required
to be identified on the Michigan Sex Offender registry your application
will be denied.
4. We verify current and previous rental history. Your application can
be denied based on rental history.
5. We verify current employment and income. Your income must meet our
requirements. Your gross monthly income must equal or exceed the rent and
utility cost average by 2.5 times. A qualified cosigner’s gross monthly
income must be equal to or exceed the rent by five times. We require you
provide us with copies of any current proof of income that you may have.
You must provide the past 60 days proof of income. Proof of income must
be electronically or digitally generated. Alimony, child support or separate
maintenance need not be reported unless you wish it to be considered as
part of your income. Social Security and retirement award letters for the
current year are acceptable. Proof of income via student loan for the current
school year is acceptable. Hand-written proof of income is not acceptable.
If you cannot provide current proof of income, you must provide your most
recent tax return including all schedules and pages.
6. We require a $50,000 liability only policy for the duration of the
lease. A declarations page of the policy is required at the time you move
All applicants are subject to the same verification and screening process.
An applicant who passes the screening criteria is offered a suitable apartment
when one is available. Any applicant who does not satisfy these screening
criteria is not accepted as a resident. By completing an application for
an apartment with our community, applicant acknowledges that these checks
and verifications will be done, and give your permission to do so. If you
do not provide us with complete information, we will not be able to process
your application. If the applicant fails to provide landlord with all required
application information (ID/SS card/income information/guarantor information)
within five days of applying the application will be cancelled and the
application fee forfeited. Holding deposits will be returned to the address
on the application and applicant will be removed from the waitlist for
Any falsification of information on the application is immediate grounds
If you have any questions when filling out the application please ask
for assistance. We will do our best to process your application quickly
and give you an answer within 48 business hours. The application, when
completed and/or returned to Clayborne Court Apartments management or agent
will become the property of Clayborne Court Apartments. Information provided
by the applicant in the application will not thereafter be modified or
deleted. Applicant may, however, pay a second Application fee and complete,
sign, and provide to management a new application with corrected or updated
information anytime before management approves or declines the original
application. Applications resulting in a lease with Clayborne Court Apartments
will be maintained in Applicant’s leaseholder/ tenant file. Applications
that do not, for any reason, result in a lease with Clayborne Court Apartments,
will be destroyed and disposed of at management’s discretion as early
as 90 days after the date of applicant’s signature on the application,
along with other documentation submitted by the applicant. Notice regarding
sharing of collected information
On regular occasion, Clayborne Court Apartments will share with credit
reporting agencies information collected about this leaseholder’s
payment history. Clayborne Court Apartments does so only in accordance
the Fair Credit Reporting Act. Properties must comply with all Federal,
State, local fair housing and civil rights laws and with all equal opportunity
requirements in regard to rental of housing. These requirements apply to:
1. Accepting and processing Applications;
2. Selecting residents from among eligible applicants on the waiting list;
3. Assigning apartments.
Federal law forbids discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex,
national origin, and familial status. Administration procedures further
prohibit discrimination based upon certain class memberships. Michigan
law prohibits discrimination based upon religion, race, color, national
origin, age, sex, marital status, familial status or disability. Some local
ordinances have additional protected classes.
The Fair Housing Amendments Act of 1988 covers all properties with regard
to the protection of families with children and persons with disabilities
against discrimination. It mandates persons with disabilities be allowed
to reasonably modify their apartment or project common area at their expense
if it is necessary for the disabled person to fully enjoy it. It is advised
to accept the applicant’s or resident’s own assessment what
is needed to allow accessibility. The resident may be required to restore
the interior of the apartment to the condition that existed before, if
it will interfere with a future resident’s use of the premises (grab
bars and widened door entrances are determined not to interfere with a
future resident’s use of the premises). Additionally, request for
reasonable modification must be in writing and approval will be conditioned
on assurances of the quality of workmanship. The Fair Housing Amendment
Act of 1988 makes it illegal, on all properties to refuse to make reasonable
accommodations in rules and policies, practices, or services necessary
to provide a disabled person equal opportunity to use and enjoy a dwelling.
Reasonable accommodations might be, tactile signs, visual doorbells, oral
presentation, and written materials In large print or braille. Housing
providers are not required to provide at its expense individually prescribed
items such as hearing aids or personal items such as wheelchairs.
Clayborne Court Apartments is an equal opportunity housing provider. We
do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion,
sex, marital status, age, familial status or disability. Local or State
Laws may provide additional protected classes from discrimination. You
can call the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) at
1-800-424-8590 or the Fair Housing Center of Southwest Michigan at 1-866-637-0733
to ask questions about housing discrimination.
Occupancy Requirements: We permit a maximum of one (1) occupant in a studio
apartment, a maximum of three (3) occupants in a one-bedroom apartment
and a maximum of four (4) occupants in a two- bedroom apartment. Infants
younger than six (6) months do not count as occupants for purposes of these
requirements. These requirements are designed to keep Clayborne Court Apartments
in compliance with local occupancy and housing codes.
I agree that the Landlord may terminate any agreement entered into if
any misrepresentation is made above. I hereby authorize the Landlord to
verify my personal employment and earnings and to order a credit report
and criminal background check, and verify other credit information including
past and current landlord references. It is understood an electronic copy
of this form will also serve as authorization.
I have read and understand the above disclosures and statements. I certify
the information herein is true and correct, that this application is submitted
for the purpose of inducing approval of the application on my behalf.
I understand that the application fee must be paid or application will
be considered incomplete.