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APPLICATION SCREENING POLICIES:rebrand.ly/screening

1: California forbids discrimination based any of the attached "PROTECTED CLASSES." 

2: A landlord may be sued by the tenant or face an action by a government agency if they discriminate including fines up to
    $1,000,000 or more.   See FAIR HOUSING for details. 
    See also  FAIR HOUSING from an attorney regarding discrimination lawsuits.

3: Many landlord homeowners  insurance policies exclude such discrimination claims meaning that might have  to pay your own
    legal bills or allow you to pay extra to include these claims. I recommend you check with your insurance agent/broker for
     more information.

4: In order to reduce your risk relating to discrimination problems,  we have developed policies that have been approved by 
    Kimball, Tirey and St John,  California landlord-tenant attorneys.

5: We choose the first prospect that meets our criteria and do not go for the best applicant of a group

6: Property owners are allowed to choose between  Gold or Silver screening standard see  COMPARISONS 

7: Owners may change between Gold or Silver with 2 days notice by emailing jb@sdcpm.com but cannot pick and choose                           among  applicants based on your own criteria  because this would increase your risk of a discrimination claim being made
    against you and would conflict SDCPM policies that are transparent to applicants who are either approved 
    or rejected on a first come first served basis. All prospects must be treated the same way and all must be offered the same
    terms, rent etc

8: If you have a prospect you just want us to rent to without doing screening, whilst we do not recommend it we will allow it and 
    will prepare the rental agreement for the proposed prospect.

9: We require prospective renters to be able to move in within 30 days from the date we advertise as the available date. 
    We allow 30 days  because many prospect renters  have to give "Notice to vacate" to their current landlord or have other reasons           they  cannot move in on the  available date and would not apply to rent your property if it was required for them to move in
    sooner so that it helps us find a new tenant for you.

10: Owners may choose to not allow Section 8 tenants, see SECTION 8: PRO's AND CON'S  and those with pets
      (excluding ASSISTIVE ANIMALS )See PETS: RISK AND BENEFITS.

11: For "Gold" properties, we set the maximum # of occupants to be twice the number of bedrooms plus one
    (as per advised by our attorney who states "DFEH (our state fair housing enforcing agency) 
   uses a guideline of at least two persons per bedroom plus one additional person for the unit. So anything that is less than
    that is subject to fair housing scrutiny and could subject you and the owner to potential liability." 

12: MEGAN'S LAW 


13: IF YOU TELL US TO PUT ON HOLD SIGNING A RENTAL AGREEMENT WITH AN APPROVED  PROSPECT RENTER


14: Once we have started marketing a unit to rent we will not raise the rent during the marketing period


15. We do not do criminal background checks as our attorney advised us not to .See LINK and  2016 UPDATE

      for more information , and CRIME DATABASE


16.If you want to get a copy of a rental application for your records, please email request to ss@sdcpm.com and include the

     name of the applicant. Please do not share it with anyone else without prior approval from SDPCM to protect the privacy

     of the applicant.


17: Co-Signers


18: If after the tenants move in, one or more, move out, but at least one remain then we cannot require the remaining one to 

     qualify on their own (ie proof to us they have enough income) 



20: We check national eviction database as well as Trans Union credit reports. Evictions done over 7 years ago will not appear
      See more about eviction records at AB 2819