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LCL Realty / Property Management is the top choice for home rentals in the Inland Empire. We serve San Bernardino & Riverside Counties and are based in Menifee, CA—the heart of this region’s real estate market. Our team is committed to providing our customers with unsurpassed customer service.
Tenant selection criteria
LCL Realty/Property Management tenant selection criteria outline lists our criteria used in viewing prospective tenants’ applications. The criteria listed below is subject to change under state and local laws. LCL Realty/Property Mgmt reserves the right to change, include additional qualifying criteria and are not limited to the guidelines set forth.
All application fees paid to Manager are non-refundable.
Photo I.D.: All applicants must verify identity to complete this application. Manager reserves the right to automatically decline all incomplete submissions or the inability to verify an applicant’s identity.
Applicant must physically reside in the Rental for which they are applying. Applicant must live in the Rental and disclose all persons that will be occupying the Rental. All persons residing in the Rental are subject to background checks prior to occupancy. All persons 18 years of age or older must submit ID and pay for credit/background check.
If a prospect is declined based on Manager’s Tenant Selection Criteria, Manager reserves the right to take adverse action. This may include denial of the application, the requirement to pay a higher security deposit, or the requirement to obtain a qualified lease guarantor.
Occupancy limits have been established by the size of the unit. California has adopted the section 503(b) Code criteria for determining the minimum size of a swelling. California’s Department of Fair Employment andHousing (DFEH) uses a formula-based occupancy restriction, known as the “two plus one” formula, which permits two people to occupy each bedroom, with one additional.
Other Qualifying Factors: Manager will take into consideration the lease term length (minimum one year), the amount of expenses needed to make the Rental acceptable to you (not including any Fair Housing related accommodation requests) and the amount of time the Rental will remain vacant until you occupy.
Automatic Decline: Applicants will be automatically declined for the following reasons: Any applicant who has been evicted in the last 6 years by a prior Landlord for cause, Falsification of application, Invalid Social Security number, an application that has not been fully completed or is unverifiable. Additionally, Manager reserves the right to automatically decline all incomplete and unverifiable applications.
Rental Acceptance: Prospective tenant(s) are accepting the Rental in an “as is” condition. Requests for changes to the Rental must be submitted in writing with the application. Applicant must submit an earnest money hold equal to 30% of the months’ rent within 24 hours of acceptance of application – failure to do so may in the Manager’s sole discretion result in cancellation and revocation of the lease offer.
Lease Guarantor: Guarantors will be considered for applicants who are solely denied based on income or lack of established credit history. Guarantors are not considered for applicants that fail to meet rental history, credit, or criminal background qualifications. Only one Guarantor per house is permissible. Guarantors may be relatives or an employer; friends may not serve as a Guarantor. The Guarantor must submit an application, pay the application fee and provide all necessary supporting documents. Guarantors must have a net monthly income of 3.0 times the monthly market rent, minimum Resident Score (FICO) must be 650 + and meet all of Manager’s other Tenant Screening Criteria.
|Resident Score (FICO)||Recommendation||Explanation|
|0-549||Decline||Fails to meet the Resident Fico Score|
|550-650||Conditional||Below ideal Resident Fico Score but may be considered with 2 months security deposit or maximum deposit allowable by State Law. Lower scores in this range may have higher deposits or require other adverse action to be taken.|
|650 +||Accept||Meets or exceeds Resident Fico Score requirement.|
|The credit decision settings are configured by Manager based on the FICO Applicant Resident Score Settings and other credit data. This score describes the degree to which the applicant meets the criteria.|
|Open, Discharged or Dismissed 0-3 years||Decline|
|None, Discharged or Dismissed 3+ years||Accept|
|No Landlord tenant court records, unpaid Landlord collections of any amount in the past 6 years||Decline|
|Pending foreclosure or foreclosure with debt(s) owed in the past 6 years||Decline|
|Household Net Income / Rent Ratio (Assets may not contribute to qualifying income.)||Recommendation||Explanation|
|0 – 1.99x||Decline||Fails to meet the income to rent ratio.|
|2 – 2.49x||Conditional||Below ideal income to rent ratio but may be considered with 2 months security deposit or maximum deposit allowable by State Law. Lower ratios in this range may have higher deposits or require other adverse action to be taken.|
|2.5x +||Accept||Meets or exceeds Resident income to rent ratio.|
None in Last Seven (6) Years:
Items Considered/Reviewed Individually
|Reviewed individually, taking into account mitigating factors, such as facts & circumstances surrounding the criminal conduct, age at time of conduct, evidence of good tenancy before & after conduct, nature & severity of conviction, and the amount of time that has passed since the conviction. Criminal history which indicates that an applicant’s tenancy would constitute a direct threat to the health or safety of other individuals or whose tenancy could result in substantial physical damage to the property of the owner or others may result in denial of application.|
Fair Housing Laws prohibit discrimination based on various criteria including but not necessarily limited to race, religion, color national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, ancestry, marital status, veterans’ status, familial status, lawful source of income, and disability.
Pets may be permitted case by case, depending on the Rental and community. Some HOA/POA community do not allow more than 1 pet and may not allow larger pets. The following breeds are prohibited which may result in denial of application:
- Pit Bull (a.k.a. Staffordshire Terrier or Bull Terrier)
- German Shepherd
- Presa Canario
- Wolf/Dog Hybrids
- Cane Corso
Barnyard animals are prohibited. Baby-sitting or care taking of any other person(s) animals or pets is also prohibited. Unapproved animals on the Rental premises are considered a lease violation and could result in penalties up to and including eviction from Rental. Manager requires all pets and service animals to be screened and/or validated.
Under California and federal law, emotional support animals must be allowed in housing as a reasonable accommodation for a tenant’s disability.
The LCL Realty/Property Management Renter experience
Benefits of Working With Us
Communicate with any of our Property Management Staff
Place a maintenance request 24-hours a day, 365 days a year
Multiple ways to make your rent payments
There are three ways to make your rent payments that are adaptable to your lifestyle:
In addition to placing maintenance requests, you can pay on your tenant portal with an e-check or credit card (fees apply). You have the option to enroll in automatic payments as well to avoid late fees and to keep your rental payment experience as stress free as possible.
Bank Bill Pay Method
At your local Bank (check with your bank for participation) your account and property address are on file. Simply set your bill pay method with your bank, and they will be able to send your monthly rent payment directly to us.
Mail or stop by our office
We have a drop box outside each LCL Realty/Property Mgmt office that can be accessed after work hours, which is a benefit for our residents with busy schedules. You are also able to mail your rent payment or drop it by our offices during office hours.
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LCL Realty / Property Management
28057 Bradley Rd,
Menifee, CA 92586
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Saturday & Sunday
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