Applicant Frequently Asked Questions
My application is approved, now what?
WPM will email you a link to set up your tenant portal. Once your portal is activated, you can log in to view and sign the Pre-Lease Holding and pay the holding deposit. WPM is unable to hold a rental for you absent a signed Pre-Lease Holding and the holding deposit paid.
Prior to move in, the Rental Agreement will be uploaded to your tenant portal for you to review/sign. At that time, you will be prompted to schedule the move in walkthrough and pay the remaining funds owing.
WPM does not accept comprehensive, reusable tenant screening reports made available by a consumer reporting agency.
By Applicant submitting a signed Application they acknowledge and agree to the following:
WPM does not accept comprehensive, reusable tenant screening reports made available by a consumer reporting agency. We will accept the first qualified Applicant. Application fee of $30 per person will not be refunded. An additional $50 non-refundable, administrative fee will be charged as a move-in cost (charged once at move in–not per person). Applicant understands that all properties are non-smoking.
To ensure all requirements of the fair housing law are met, all applicants will be processed in the order received. The first applicant to meet the requirements will be offered the unit. All applications will be screened subject to limitations found in RCW 19.182.040.
A separate application for each adult (18 years of age or older) must be completed.
Valid ID must be provided. You will be prompted to attach a copy of your valid photo ID (driver’s license or other government issued photo identification card) at the end of this Application. See list of acceptable identification at the end of the Application.
Sufficient income/resources. Applicant is required to disclose an employer or income source providing adequate funds to support the rental applicant. Generally, x3 income to tenant portion of rent is required. You will be prompted to attach evidence of your income/resource at the end of this Application.
Incomplete applications will be denied. If a line isn’t filled in, or the omission explained satisfactorily, your application will be denied. False information is grounds for denial. Applicant will be denied rental if they misrepresent any information on the application. If misrepresentations are discovered after a rental agreement is signed, the agreement will be terminated due to lack of mutual assent.
Owner and management desire to provide well-maintained and well-kept property for the benefit of all residents. Screening criteria herein are adopted with the intent of maximizing the ability to provide safe housing for residents, managerial staff, the property and neighbors. Screening criteria herein are also intended to minimize liability risks, the costs of insurance, maintenance and repairs to the premises. Screening shall be designed to provide housing to individuals who do not constitute or pose an unreasonable risk of direct threat to persons and/or property of physical harm and/or adverse housing environment. Owner and management agree to limit screening of conviction history to serious offenses against persons and/or property.
Criminal convictions for serious crimes against persons or property, drug manufacturing and/or drug distribution will result in denial of Application. With the exception of a drug manufacturing and/or distribution conviction, all other convictions will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis taking into consideration the following: the nature and severity of the conviction, the amount of time that has elapsed since the conviction, the facts or circumstances surrounding the criminal conduct; the age of the individual at the time of conviction; restitution; and/or evidence of treatment and/or rehabilitation efforts.
Certain court judgments may result in denial of an application. If, in the last 5 years, any judgment has been entered against Applicant for or as a result of Applicant’s financial delinquency, the application will be denied. This restriction may be waived, depending upon the nature and amount of the claim, if there is no more than one such instance, the circumstances can be justified, and a qualified co-signer on the rental agreement is provided.
Poor credit record (overdue accounts) may result in denial of application. Credit records showing occasional payments within 30 to 59 days past due may be acceptable, provided Applicant can justify the circumstances. Records showing payments past 60 days are not acceptable, and may require co-signer or additional deposit, or result in denial of the application.
Evictions History. If Applicant has been evicted from any other property, the application will be denied. Applicants with negative rental history will be denied. Poor credit references from previous Landlords may result in denial of application. Applicant will be denied if previous Landlords report significant complaints of noncompliance such as, but not limited to, the following: failure to pay amounts owed; disturbance of the neighbors’ peace; damage to property beyond normal wear; or failure to give proper notice when vacating the property.