*All adult applicants ( 18 or older) will be charged a $75.00 application fee.


*Offering less than list price for the home will cause your application to be delayed or declined* 


This application, background information, credit scores, rental history, criminal history, and employment verification will be viewed by Blackbird Realty and Management, Inc. employees, and possibly the Property Owner.

***Multiple Applications May Be Reviewed in Choosing an Applicant***

Lease Criteria Before you apply for a home, read the following information concerning the approval process.  If you have any questions, contact our office during normal business hours Monday to Friday from 9:30 AM to 4:30 PM Pacific Standard time or email the questions to 

Application Processing and Screening Criteria - Blackbird Realty and Management, Inc. is committed to equal housing and we fully comply with the Federal Fair Housing Act (FFHA), State and Local Laws. We do not discriminate against anyone because of race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status, national origin, age, ancestry, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, source of income.

We offer application forms to everyone who request one. Every occupant over the age of 18 must complete the application and pay the $75.00 application fee.  APPROVAL is based on EIGHT factors:


Credit History


Criminal Background Check


Employment Verification and History


Terrorist Database


Income Verification


Animal Criteria


Residence Verification and History


Best Qualified if multiple applicants apply

Identification - Each applicant is required to provide a copy of a legible government issued photo identification card such as a driver’s license, passport or State issued identification card. A photo of the front and back of your identification card can be sent to In addition to the photo identification card, one other form or identification is required such as a social security card or birth certificate.

  1. Credit History - We will obtain a copy of your credit report and tenant credit score from TransUnion. You cannot provide this to us, we will obtain it ourselves. Credit history should show that the prospective tenant pays bills on time and does not have a history of debt “write-offs” or accounts that have gone into collection. Money owed to previous landlords or utility companies is cause for denial.  
  2. Employment Verification and History - We prefer verifiable employment history for the past two (2) years.  You should be a permanent employee (not temporary or probationary). If you are self-employed, retired or not employed, we can accept such documents as signed tax returns (2 years minimum), banks statements, etc that provide proof that applicant has the ability to pay the rent. If you are military, a current copy of your Leave and Earnings Statement (LES) is acceptable. If you are Active Duty military, you must be on an assignment that, to the best of your knowledge, will allow you to complete an initial 12-month lease.  COVID-19 crisis related job loss will not be considered negatively and if proof exists and can be provided that the rent can be paid the application processing will continue.
  3. Income Verification - Take home income should be at least three (3) times the monthly rent and verifiable from an unbiased source such as: employer through pay stubs, tax returns, and/or bank statements. Self-employed income may be verified by a CPA-prepared financial statement or tax returns. Your employment history should reflect at least 6 months with your current employer.  Transfers or relocations must have correspondence showing and accepted job offer.  Any verification fee required by the employer must be paid by the applicant.  Applicants who do not meet the above employment or income requirements must submit Savings Account statements or equivalent showing a minimum average balance equal to eight (8) months of rent, for the last 6 months. 
  4. Residence Verification and History - We require verifiable residence history for at least the last three (3) years whether you currently own or rent.  Applicants are responsible for providing information including names, addresses, phone numbers of Landlords with dates of tenancy for the previous 3-5 years.  Rental history must be verified from unbiased sources. Home ownership will be verified from a current credit report. We can accept base housing as rental history and military members stationed overseas and live on the local economy can provide a copy of their orders that transferred them to the area.  Any evictions in the last 7 years will be automatic grounds for denial. Broken leases will be considered on a case by case basis and if acceptable may require additional security deposit.
  5. Criminal, Sex Offense and Terrorist Database - We will check these databases for all applicants and prospective tenants over the age of 18.  We do not rent to any person required to register as a sex offender. Criminal backgrounds involving violent crimes, sex offenses, domestic violence and / or crimes involving distribution of weapons or illegals substance are all grounds for denial of the application. Each applicant will be considered on a case by case basis and exceptions may be made for the type of offense and the age of the offense. Please provide the details to the Property Manager.
  6. Terrorist Database - Each applicant will be considered on a case by case basis and exceptions may be made for the type of offense and the age of the offense. Please provide the details to the Property Manager.
  7. Animal Criteria - Animal approval policies vary from one homeowner to another. Some owners do not permit animals (other than service animals) on the property, while other restrict type and/or size of allowable animals. No more than two animals are permitted without specific owner approval and no more than three animals are permitted without approval from the local government.  On a case by case bases, Blackbird Realty and Management, Inc. will allow for Restricted Breed dogs that are all or any portion of mixed with the following breeds:




American Bulldog

Bull Terrier

German Shepherd

Great Dane


Husky / Siberian Husky


Pres Canario

Pit Bull

Staffordshire Terrier

Wolf Type Dog

Shiba Inu

Combination of any

Approval of any dog requires renter’s liability insurance that covers your dog.

  1. Best qualified if multiple applicants apply - In the event of multiple applicant for the same property, we will approve the applicant the best qualified applicant. Selection of the best qualified applicant will be based on lease signing date, length of lease requested, etc. For example, two applicants apply and both are acceptable, the applicant that can post the deposit, lease and move in and occupy the home first will be chosen. If both applicants can move in and occupy on the same date, then the applicants will be asked to make an offer, and the best offer will be chosen. 

Lease term will be a minimum of 12 months. 

Six (6) Month Lease Agreement Option = Rent + 20%

If the applicant requests a 6-Month initial lease agreement, Blackbird Realty and Management, Inc. Charges and additional 20% on top of the advertised rental rate. 

When advertised rent is $1500 per month and 6 month lease is requested, the new rate would increase the rent by $300 per month.

Security Deposit Required based on TransUnion (ResidentScore)

The amount of the security deposit required is based upon perceived risks.  The lower the score the higher the risk is. The standard security deposit is one month’s rent plus $250.  In order to qualify for the standard security deposit, the TransUnion (ResidentScore) must be 725 or higher.  TransUnion ResidentScore(s) will be combined and averaged (adding all the scores and then dividing by number of applicants) when determining the amount of the security deposit required.

Example 1

Applicant 1 Score = 692

Applicant 2 Score = 781

(Applicant 1 + Applicant 2) = Combined Score.  692+781 = 1473

(Combined score / Number of Applicants) is Average TransUnion (ResidentScore). 1473 / 2 = 736.50

The combined TransUnion (ResidentScore) is greater than 725, so the standard security deposit of one month’s rent plus $250 would apply 

Example 2

Applicant 1 Score = 678

Applicant 2 Score = 567

(Applicant 1 + Applicant 2) = Combined Score.  678+710 = 1388

(Combined score / Number of Applicants) is Average TransUnion (ResidentScore). 1388 / 2 = 694

The combined TransUnion (ResidentScore) is less than 700, so the security deposit would be determined from the following table. 

Security Deposit Table

TranUnion Credit Score

Deposit Required

725 and above 

One month’s rent + $250

700 to 724

One month’s rent + $500

675 to 699

One month’s rent + $750

650 to 674

Two month’s rent

649 and below

Not approved

Disabled Accessibility - Any required reasonable accommodation must be submitted in writing to the Blackbird Realty and Management, Inc.  We must obtain Owner approval for any modification to the premises. All modifications must be done by a licensed contractor and at the expense of the tenant. The tenant must agree to restore the premises to the pre-modified condition at their own expense (provided the modification would not affect the use and enjoyment of the premises for future tenants). We required written proposal detailing the extent of the work to be done, approval of the Landlord before modifications are made, appropriate building permits and possibly a restoration deposit as per Fair Housing Guidelines.

School Boundaries and Zoning - School enrollment and zoning should be investigated prior to submitting your application and can be checked on line at  Because of expansive growth across the valley school zoning is subject to change. We highly recommend you contact the school district about any concerns. 

*** It is duty of the applicant to verify school zoning ***

Reasons for denial of applications - 

Application Approval - All approved applicants will receive notification and further instruction by email. In addition, you will be required to bring the security deposit to our office with 24 hours of approval in certified funds and will be required to sign our deposit agreement.

Start of Lease and Possession - Unless other arrangements are made, we expect you to sign a lease and take possession of the property within 1 week of approval.  This means that you will transfer the water, power and gas into your name so that on the day your lease starts you will have water, power and gas at the premises.

Move-In Orientation and Walk Through Inspection - All new tenants will pay a one time lease preparation and orientation fee of $99.  This fee will be collected at the same time as you post your deposit.  On the selected move-in date and before your furniture arrives, we will do a walk through of the property with you and show you where important items are such as the water shut-off, landscape irrigation clock, AC Filter procedure and will also insure that the condition of the property is documented with video and photos.  Any items that need attention will be documented and if necessary work requests will be submitted at that time.  If scheduling permits, our locksmith will show up and re-key the locks during this walk through period.

The following is a list of items covered during orientation:

What Every Applicant Needs to Know:

Upon completion of your application, you will be notified in writing of your Approval / Denial / or Offer of Other terms within 1 to 2 business days.

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