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Screening Criteria

Home Key Property Management is committed to conducting business in accordance with Federal and Utah fair housing laws. Each occupant 18 and over must complete an online application and pay the $45.00 application fee. Our screening process looks at a combination of factors, including but not limited to:


-Credit History

-Employment Verification and History

-Income Verification

-Rental Verification and History

-Animal Criteria


Identification: Each applicant is required to provide a copy of a legible government issued photo identification card.


Income & Employment Verification: Income is verified through various documents including pay stubs, bank statements, earnings statements, tax returns, etc. Self-employed applicants are required to submit at least 2 years of tax returns and 3 recent months of business bank statements. Your employment history should reflect at least 6 months with your current employer. Transfers or relocations must have correspondence showing an accepted job offer. Any verification fees required by the employer must be paid by applicant.


Rental Verification & History: We require verifiable residence history for at least 3 years. Applicants are responsible for providing information including the names, addresses, and phone numbers of landlords with the dates of tenancy for the previous 3 years. Applicants should also notify their previous landlords and advise them that a rental verification will be made. Home ownership will be verified. Any evictions in your rental history will severely lower your chances of being approved. Late payments may also severely lower your chances of being approved. All extenuating circumstances will be considered and may lead to a maximum security deposit and additional charges.


Credit History: We will obtain a copy of your screening report and FICO score from AppFolio, Inc. and Experian. You cannot provide your own report, we are required to obtain this information ourselves. Favorable credit histories and scores will give you a higher chance of being approved. We need to see a credit score of 620 or higher.


Multiple Applicants in Group: All applicants will be screened and given consideration as an overall group. If applicants with strong credit profiles apply with weaker applicants, we consider the whole group and base our decisions on a combination of factors. One strong credit profile in the group does not automatically guarantee an approval.


Errors & Omissions: Every effort is made to provide you with reliable and accurate information regarding the home you are applying for. However, changes can and do happen to cause inaccurate information to be accidentally presented. We encourage all tenants to verify schools, allowable pets, expected features, or any HOA concerns prior to signing a lease agreement. Any information posted in our printed and online advertisement does not constitute a written agreement or guarantee of the facts stated.


Fee Disclosure

Application Fee is $45. Each adult 18 and over must complete a separate online application. Application fee is non-refundable.


Pet Screening: You will be required to submit a pet application at the link provided. If you have a pet the cost is $20.
There is no charge ($0) for submitting a reasonable accommodation request for an assistance animal. It will be reviewed by our legal review team per the FHAct guidelines. Please be aware of your state’s statutes or local ordinances, if any, for criminal offenses and/or penalties for committing assistance animal fraud. No charge if no pet.


Lease Initiation Fee is $100. Applicants will receive their lease electronically and be required to sign electronically. This fee covers the costs associated with preparing the legal documents, acquiring the signatures, & collecting the move-in funds. This fee is also charged upon lease renewal.


Late Rent: Rent is due on the 1st day of the month. If rent is not received by the 5th day of the month it is considered late and a fee of up to 10% of your monthly rent amount is charged. We encourage our tenants to pay rent via our online payment system for the most secure and traceable method of payment.


NSF Fee: $20 for Non-Sufficient Funds


Lease Amendment: $100


Service of Notice fee: $75


Online Payments: Credit Card: 3.49% of the total amount per transaction. Debit Card: $9.99 flat fee per transaction.


Resident Benefits Program is $20/month. Home Key Property Management delivers savings and convenient, professional services that make taking care of your home second nature at a cost of $20/month, payable with Rent.


-HVAC Filter Delivery (Eevery90 days)
-Credit Building

-$1M Identity Protection

-Home Buying Assistance

-24-Hour Maintenance Coordination Service

-Online Portal Access

-Multiple Payment Methods

-Vetted Vendors

Information On Animals:

Animal policies vary from one homeowner to another. Some owners do not permit animals, while others restrict type and/or size of allowable animals. No more than two animals per household are permitted without specific owner’s approval.


Most property insurance companies do not allow certain breeds of dogs, either purebred or mixed. Therefore, dogs fully or partially of the following breeds will be rejected: Pit Bull Terriers, Staffordshire Terriers, Rottweilers, German Shepherds, Presa Canarios, Chows Chows, Doberman Pinschers, Akitas, wolf-hybrids, Mastiffs, Cane Corsos, Great Danes, Alaskan Malamutes, Siberian Huskies, and any combination of these. Tenants may be evicted for misrepresenting any of the above type of dog, as well as for being in possession of any poisonous, dangerous, endangered species or otherwise unauthorized animal. Our animal policies are strictly enforced and may be grounds for eviction. Special consideration is given to “Service Animals” that assist a tenant with special medical needs (proper and current documentation needed for verification). We require, with your application, a picture of each animal that will be on the property.


Tenant is required to hold/carry additional insurance policy to cover major damages caused by animal/pet. Please contact your insurance provider to get a quote. Average is around $10/month


Standard Animal Fees and Deposits:

$150.00 Animal Administration & Acceptance Fee per approved animal due upon lease signing.

$1,000.00 Pet Security Deposit per approved animal due upon lease signing.

Pet Screening:

You will be required to submit a pet application at the link provided. If you have a pet the cost is $20.


There is no charge ($0) for submitting a reasonable accommodation request for an assistance animal. It will be reviewed by our legal review team per the FHAct guidelines. Please be aware of your state’s statutes or local ordinances, if any, for criminal offenses and/or penalties for committing assistance animal fraud. No charge if no pet.


Utilities: All utilities are the responsibility of the tenant unless stated otherwise. Tenant must provide proof of utilities in your name before we can hand over keys to the home. See link to search for utility company contact info. Cost of utilities will vary depending on usage. Please call the utility company to get an idea of what the cost may be.


Air Filters: Air Filters are tenants responsibility to change out and replace. It is recommended to replace air filters every 2-3 months. Air filters can cost anywhere between $20-$80.


Renters Insurance: Tenant is required to hold/carry renters insurance for the entire lease term. Contact your insurance agent for a quote. Average cost in Utah is $14/month according to

Routine Interior Walk-Throughs: Home Key Property Management conducts periodic walk-throughs of the home you lease. We take pictures of the interior and exterior of the home and we share these pictures with the homeowner. It is understood and accepted by all applicants and tenants that this is a standard procedure for all homes we manage. If you foresee an issue with this procedure you should reconsider applying for one of our homes.


Summary Key Points In This Disclosure
-$45.00 Application Fee per adult is NON-REFUNDABLE

-Your application can be canceled or delayed, WITHOUT A REFUND, for failing to abide by the rental criteria, guidelines, and terms stated in this disclosure and the application pages

-FICO scores of less than 620 will not qualify

-A fee of $100.00 is charged for lease preparation

-There is NO SMOKING allowed inside the home or garage

-All occupants must be disclosed on the application regardless of age

-All animals must be disclosed on the application

-A fee of $150.00 is charged per approved animal

-Tenants can participate in the Resident Benefit Program by signing an addendum condition of their lease. The fee is $20.00 per month. (See above RBP details)

-Service of Notice Fee $75. Notices served for lease violations

– Lease Amendment Fee: $100. If tenant asks to change something and owner approves the change

– Non Sufficient Funds $20 fee. Check your account to make sure you have the funds before paying

– Holdover fee or month-to-month fee: $50/month