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Before submitting an application for a Cox Realty managed rental house, please read through our rental requirements to ensure we’re the right fit. We apply our requirement standards equally to every application we receive, and all applications are handled on a first-come basis. Please provide all information requested; applications may be declined for insufficient or incomplete information.
When we screen potential tenants we are looking primarily at 4 things:
1) Income – to make sure tenants are able to pay rent.
2) Credit History – to see if tenants are likely to pay their rent based on their past performance.
3) Landlord History – to see if tenants are likely to take care of their home based on their past performance.
4) Criminal History – to see if tenants are likely to cause problems in the neighborhood based on their past performance.
You can read about each of these items below as well as other information we are looking at.
Please note – we need an application from each adult 18 and older who will be living in the house. This includes married spouses.
Income and Debt Payments:
The combined gross income of all persons living in your St George rental house should be at least 3 times the monthly rental rate (income requirement and/or deposits may be raised depending on income).
We will calculate your income by taking your annual income and divide it by 12 to get your monthly income.
We’ll then take your monthly income and multiple it by 31% which will give us your total maximum housing payment.
We will then add up all your monthly debt payments (car payments, credit card payments, medical payments, student loans, etc) and your projected monthly rent payment and divide this by your monthly income. This will give us your debt to income ratio and this will need to be 36% or less.
If the rent payment is greater than your total maximum housing payment or your debt to income ratio is larger than 36% your application(s) will be denied.
Occupancy Limits and Roommates:
No more than 2 Persons per Bedroom.
Note: please visit our page on Roommate policy if you are applying to live in a unit with roommates.
Almost all of our units are pet free. Please do not rent a pet free unit if you have or are planning on getting a pet.
Note: please visit our page on Service and Support Animals if you need a reasonable accommodation request for a Service or Support Animal, including for an emotional support animal.
All of our units are non smoking as well as no vaping. Please do not plan on renting and then smoking, including inside the unit, the garage, and the yard.
Credit & Payment History:
Your application will be automatically denied if you have a judgment, collection, open bankruptcy or delinquent account with a landlord, property management firm, or utility company. Other delinquent accounts and collections will be used to measure your payment history. We consider your credit score, number of collections, and payment history to approve your application. You may be denied or asked to pay a larger security deposit or use a co-signer based on this information.
If you haven’t credit your credit recently you may want to check your credit report prior to applying. Under Federal Law you can check your credit report free by visiting www.AnnualCreditReport.com.
If your credit score is 599 or lower your application will be automatically denied.
If your credit score is between 600 and 699 you maybe asked to provide additional information.
If your credit score is 700 or higher your application will, subject to the rest of our screening criteria, be approved.
Help build your credit report simply by paying your rent on time!
Employment will be verified by phone or the applicant can provide a current pay stub or bank statement. Self-employed applicants must provide proof of income in the form of bank statements or tax returns. We also consider the applicant’s length of employment in the same field.
Your application may be denied if the rental history section of the application is incomplete or contains false information. Complete this section of the application in full. If you previously owned your home, you may be asked for verification. We will especially be looking for late payments, evictions, and foreclosures.
No collections, judgement, open bankruptcy or delinquent account with any landlord, property management firm, or utility company. An eviction with a judgement in favor of landlord in the past 5-years is an automatic denial.
Please note that if you have previously broken a lease with Cox Realty (in other words you have moved out for any reason prior to the lease expiration date) you will be denied on future rental applications with us.
Applicants will be asked to disclose any prior arrests, convictions or pending criminal actions. A criminal background check will be conducted. Failure to disclose is grounds for denial. Arrests and pending criminal actions will not, in themselves, be grounds for denial but may be factors used along with other criteria. Convictions of any sort will be evaluated on an individualized basis. Management will consider the nature of the crime and the severity of the crime, along with how much time has passed since the criminal activity and the release from any imprisonment, parole, or probation. Persons who are listed on any sex offender list will not be considered. Persons who have a criminal conviction relating to drugs who have not provided evidence of completed drug rehabilitation will not be accepted nor will persons whose drug conviction relates to conviction for other than possession. Applicants should be aware that serious convictions relating to crimes involving violence, gang activity, arson, and injury to persons will likely be denied. Also persons who have been recently released from prison, parole, or probation may be required to provide additional information and references.
Management will evaluate the criminal history on an individualized basis which may be used as one factor in the application process. Applicants with criminal history are encouraged to properly disclose the information and to provide management with such other information as may assist in explaining the circumstances and mitigating factors of the criminal history. Denied applicants may petition for reconsideration and may then provide additional information to be considered.
Once you lease a home with us you need to immediately schedule utilities to be transferred into your name, per your lease. You can find the contact info on our Tenant Utilities page.
Please note that the following items are prohibited from all Cox Realty managed rental properties.
- Trampoline, unless included and maintained by the owner.
- Water based furniture
- Pets (unless preauthorized before pet comes into home / yards)
- Swimming pools, unless included and maintained by the owner.
- Non operative vehicles.
- Boats/Campers/Mobile homes left outside (unless preauthorized before being taken to home / yards). If it is parked in a garage you are authorized to have it.
- Any items or activities which can cause interference with or affect the property owners’ or management company’s insurance coverage.
Agency / Unrepresented Tenants:
Cox Realty® does not represent prospective tenants as an agent or fiduciary. When you submit a rental application you indicate that you understand this. Applicant understands that if a licensee is involved in leasing the property, that the licensee does not represent them as an agent.
As an Agent for the Owner, we have an obligation of trust and loyalty to work toward the Property Owner’s best interests. As a member of the National Association of Realtors®, the National Association of Residential Property Managers® and the Utah Rental Housing Association we will treat all parties to all transactions honestly and fairly.