FAQ: Future Residents
DO YOU HAVE ANY UNITS AVAILABLE THAT ACCEPT SECTION 8 OR OTHER THIRD-PARTY VOUCHERS?
Yes! You can visit our website at https://alltradeproperties.com/listings and use the “Third Party Voucher” or “Section 8 Voucher” options to filter all the available units that accept some sort of assistance voucher!
HOW CAN I SUBMIT A RENTAL APPLICATION?
You can apply online at alltradeproperties.com by downloading our application and resident selection guidelines or apply in person at one of our Alltrade branch offices.
WHAT IS THE APPLICATION FEE?
Applicant(s) pays the non-refundable application fee ($50 standard fee per adult/co-applicant). Application fees may vary from property to property depending on special offers or other requirements.
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO PROCESS AN APPLICATION?
The length of the application process primarily depends on how quickly you can get all the required materials to us. Generally, we can receive your application, complete screening, and have the results in 24 hours or less!
WHAT ARE THE QUALIFICATIONS FOR APPROVAL? DO YOU ACCEPT FELONS?
Please visit https://alltradeproperties.com/resident-selection/ for a detailed look at all of our screening parameters and to review our criminal history disqualifications.
WHAT MATERIALS ARE REQUIRED FOR A COMPLETE APPLICATION?
All applicants (over the age of 18) must submit a completed and signed application, signed resident selection guidelines, their 3 most recent pay stubs (or another document proving proof of income), a copy of their valid ID, and their payment of the application fee. You can complete all of these via paper application or online.
DO YOU ACCEPT ANYONE WITH PRIOR EVICTIONS?
Our Resident Selection Guidelines require that applicants have no eviction judgments in the last 7 years in order to qualify to rent from Alltrade. However, Alltrade is proud to present our Second Chance Leasing program, which gives applicants with a prior eviction in the last 1-7 years the opportunity to participate in an eviction forgiveness program. Please email [email protected] for more information!
IS IT POSSIBLE TO APPLY FOR A PROPERTY THAT I HAVEN’T VIEWED?
You may apply for a property at any time, but we strongly discourage renting a unit sight unseen. Once you apply, an Alltrade team member will be in contact to confirm some information and take your application payment and can discuss the matter with you then. It’s important to see the property instead of only looking at the photos. The photos serve as an approximate representation. Applicants should always check in-person whether the property matches their expectations and needs.
HOW CAN I VISIT A PROPERTY?
This will depend on whether the property is a conventional apartment community with onsite staff or smaller property, such as a single-family home, duplex, or triplex. If you wish to view an apartment in one of our communities, you can visit the onsite office and coordinate with the Property Manager or Leasing agent on-site to take a tour. If you want to view a smaller property, you will need to visit the corresponding centrally-located leasing office to rent a key.
DO I HAVE TO SIGN A LEASE?
Yes. We will not give you keys or access to the property without signing a lease first. The majority of our properties come with a 12-month lease stating the responsibilities of both tenants and landlords covering the whole tenancy period.
DO I NEED RENTER’S INSURANCE?
While Alltrade does advise residents to obtain renter’s insurance, renters insurance is not required at the majority of Alltrade properties; however, this may vary depending on the property you choose to occupy.
WHICH UTILITIES ARE TENANTS RESPONSIBLE FOR?
Each property has different utility requirements, so the tenant’s responsibility will vary based on the property. Typically, you can find this information in our individual listings or by contacting a property manager.
FAQ: Alltrade Pet Policy
WHAT IS YOUR PET POLICY?
Alltrade’s standard pet policy allows a maximum of (2) two pets per unit; all pets must be under 65 lbs. Alltrade does have some breed restrictions. Please note that some properties may not allow pets at all. Unauthorized pets will result in a lease violation.
WHAT ARE THE PET FEES?
The pet fees can range from property to property. The standard charges are a $200 non-refundable pet fee per pet and then $15 pet rent per pet, per month. For tax credit properties, please note that the standard fees are a $300 refundable pet fee per pet and $0 pet rent per month. Per Fair Housing guidelines, no fees apply for service animals or emotional support animals.
WHAT PET BREEDS DO YOU ALLOW?
The standard Alltrade pet policy states that all pets must be under 65 lbs when fully grown. We do not permit pit bulls. Other pets Alltrade allows include dogs, cats, rabbits, birds, small caged animals (mouse, gerbil, guinea pig, hamster, rate, ferret). We consider exotic pets on a case by case basis, however, they must have a cage or container. Per Fair Housing guidelines, no breed restrictions apply for service animals or emotional support animals.