Rentals > Tenant Selection Criteria

The Tenant Selection Criteria which is listed below explains our company policy regarding standards that must be met in order to reside in one of our homes. It is our intent to offer our residents the best possible living environment. The following qualification standards will be required from every prospective resident. They include, but are not limited to:

Applications are to be completed in full. Application containing untrue, incorrect or misleading information will be automatically denied.

The following occupancy standards have been established:
1 Bedroom – 2 people, maximum
2 Bedroom – 4 people, maximum
3 Bedroom – 6 people, maximum
4 Bedroom – 8 people, maximum

Rental History
Prior evictions and/or judgments from other landlords will result in the denial of the application. You do have the right to appeal the denial if your application was denied for poor rental history.

Credit History
An unsatisfactory credit report can disqualify an applicant from renting a home with us. If an applicant is rejected for credit history, the applicant will be given the name, address and telephone number of credit issuing agency, who provided the credit report.

Home Visit
Property Manager reserves the right to conduct a home visit of the applicants current residence. Any applicant who is deemed as having poor housekeeping may have there application denied.

Income Requirements
Written verification is required from all applicants and household members over the age of eighteen (18). We may reject any applicant should verification and/or the documentation not be sufficient to support necessary income to three (3) times the anticipated monthly rental rates. For Affordable Rental applications, applicants and all household members combined income can not exceed the current maximum income limits established by the Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency.

Affordable Rentals (Low Income Housing Tax Credit)
We will automatically deny any application that does not meet with the specified qualifications set forth in Section 42 of the federal tax code. This includes but is not limited to occupancy standards and income limits.

West Philadelphia Real Estate adheres to the Federal Fair Housing Law (Title VII pf the Civil Rights Acts of 1968, as amended by the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974 and the Fair Housing Amendment of 1988) which stipulates that it is illegal to discriminate against any person in housing practices because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or familial status.