We understand the economy is not in good shape and it is hard to find someone with a perfect credit score. That is why we do not base our decision on a credit score alone, but on several factors. Also, we do not charge possible tenants any fee for our properties listed on the website, all of our fees are paid by the property owner. The only charge a possible tenant pays with Help U Rent is the cost of pulling a credit report and background check. The cost is (FORTY DOLLARS) and tenants receive a copy of their report.
How the process works.
We try to keep it is simple as possible. If you like one of the properties listed on the website please schedule an appointment to find your perfect property.
Meeting at the property.
We will meet you at the property for a physical showing. If you want the property we will have you fill out an application and put down a good faith deposit, the good faith deposit holds the property for you during the application process so nobody else could rent the property until you are either approved or denied for the property. Forty dollars from the good faith deposit is used to run your reports. If for some reason your are not approved for the property, you will receive a full refund of your good faith deposit, minus the report fee.
Getting approved for a property is not hard. What we look for and check is the following.
Current Income: Your income must be verified. Meaning a check statement or if you are self employed deposits into a bank account that reflect how much money you make per month. We like to see that you make three times the property rent value.
Title VIII of the U.S. Civil Rights Act of 1968 is commonly referred to as the Federal Fair Housing Act. This federal law, as amended in 1974 and 1988, protects each individual’s right to equal housing opportunity without discrimination based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex, disability, and/or familial status (the presence of children). Visit our History of Fair Housing Law page for further details.
In Michigan, housing discrimination is prohibited by the Elliott-Larsen Civil Rights Act and the Persons with Disabilities Civil Rights Act. State law includes all federal protections as well as age, marital status, height and weight.