Application Process Information:
Step 1: The initial search
Review the available properties on our website to determine if there are any rentals that meet your price, location, and availability needs.
Step 2: View it in person
Take your list of properties and drive by the outside. Do you like the area? Curb appeal? Neighborhood?
Step 3: Contact our office!
With your list of rentals that fit your needs and desires, call or email our Front Desk and we can schedule a showing with one of our property managers and answer any questions about the property. Please note, we DO NOT require a showing prior to applying for a property. You are more than welcome to apply without a showing, however you do so at your own risk because once an application is submitted, then all scheduled showings will be cancelled. This is based on our policy of processing one application at a time for a specific rental. If for any reason you decide that the rental does not meet your needs, no monies are refundable up to and including your Security Deposit.
Step 4: Review our Tenant Admittance Policy
It is your responsibility to determine if you will qualify to rent with Son-Rise Property Management. Review the information needed to complete your application. Review our Tenant Admittance Policy. Please take some time to determine based on this Tenant Admittance Policy if you will meet our qualifications. Some items (e.g., open bankruptcy, bad rental reference, eviction, etc.) are grounds for an automatic denial of your application, including anyone who has applied with you.
Step 5: Time to apply!
Applications can be submitted online via our website or to our office at 3800 Byron Avenue, Suite 112, Bellingham WA 98229. Once a completed application has been submitted, the rental property will no longer be available for showings.
FAQ Application Process:
Do I need a co-signer?
The requirement of a co-signer is left to the discretion of the property manager after reviewing the prospective tenant’s rental application. If the property manager requests a co-signer you will be contacted by the Front Desk and emailed further instructions for your co-signer to complete the co-signer application. Upon contact from the Front Desk, all co-signer documentation will be due within 24 hours.
What if I am interested in multiple rentals?
If you are interested in multiple rentals, you may only apply for one rental. You may not apply to more than one unit at a time. If after applying but before paying a Nonrefundable Holding Fee, you decide that the rental you’ve applied for will not work, your application may be transferred to any one of our available rentals within 6 months of your original application.
What is Renters Insurance?
Your lease agreement requires you to obtain Renters Insurance which covers up to $100,000 of accidental resident-caused damages resulting from fire, smoke, explosion, water damage, sewer back-up, riot or civil commotion, and falling objects. You may purchase this coverage by contacting your insurance agent or you may purchase Renters Insurance through your tenant online portal. Proof of Renters Insurance coverage is required at lease signing and must list each tenant to satisfy this requirement.
How do I pay my Nonrefundable Holding Fee?
Our Front Desk will contact you upon application approval and let you know the amount of the Nonrefundable Holding Fee which will hold the rental for you for a limited time period with agent authorization, at which time tenancy must start. The Non-Refundable holding fee is due within 48 hours of being approved whether or not you have viewed the rental property. The Nonrefundable Holding Fee must be paid with a cashier’s check or money order. If your Nonrefundable Holding Fee is not paid by the deadline given to you by the Front Desk, we will re-advertise the rental property and continue showings or move to the next applicant. The Nonrefundable Holding Fee may still be paid after the deadline, if there are no other applications pending on the property.
How do I pay my Security Deposit?
Our Front Desk will contact you to schedule your lease signing and will let you know that it is now time to pay your Security Deposit. Security Deposits are due at the time of lease signing. Security Deposits must be paid with a cashier’s check or money order. If your Security Deposit is not paid at the lease signing, you will not be provided with keys to the rental premises.
How much is the application fee?
$50.00 per adult (18 years of age or older) is due with application for credit, criminal, employment, and tenancy background screening. The application fee is payable in cashier’s check or money order, or may be paid online when submitting an online application. The application fee is non-refundable.
How much is a co-signer application fee?
$50.00 is due with the co-signer application. The co-signer application fee is payable online when submitting an online co-signer application. The co-signer application fee is non-refundable.
How much will my Security Deposit be?
The amount of a Security Deposit varies per rental property. You will be informed of the amount of your Security Deposit, and it will be due at the lease signing. The Security Deposit must be paid by cashier’s check or money order only.
What will be my first month’s rent if I do not move in on the 1st of the month?
You will pay a full month’s rent upon move-in even if your move-in date is after the 1st of the month. Your second month’s rent will be prorated and calculated based on your move-in date. Payment of your 1st month’s rent must be in the form of cashier’s check or money order only.
Once established as a tenant you may pay with a personal check or make your payment online using the Tenant Portal.
What is the amount of a Pet Deposit?
Rental properties that allow pets require a Pet Deposit. Please ask the Front Desk for the amount of the Pet Deposit for your rental property.
What is a Pet Urine Map Fee?
If you are allowed a pet, you will be required to pay a Pet Urine Map Fee. Please ask the Front Desk for the amount of the Pet Urine Map Fee for your rental property.