How Do I Apply Online for a rental property?
This applies to a Lease Holder or Co-Signer
- Locate the SPECIFIC PROPERTY you wish to apply for on our website.
- Click on the Property Address
- Click on the APPLY NOW box located in the upper left corner.
- Complete your application.
NOTE: A completed Application and SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION such as: Proof of Income, State or Federal Issued ID, Pet Photo (if applicable) and Application Fee will be REQUIRED from each occupant 18 years and older. This will include those that will be applying with multiple applicants, such as a spouse, roommate or cosigner. It is highly recommended that you take the opportunity to attach these documents as you complete your application.
How do I get my application accepted on a property I want to rent?
Renting just got easier with Sweyer Property Management. Your search is over! We are confident that we have just the rental you've been looking for. Sweyer Property Management, is the exclusive agent and representative of the property owner and does not, in any respect, have any fiduciary or agency responsibilities to the applicant. All federal, state, and local laws are followed and each application is processed without regard to the race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status or national origin of applicant. Our staff of professionals are regularly trained and educated on the latest local, state and federal statutes pertaining to rental regulations.
Applications are received and properties are placed on "Application Pending" on a first come, first serve basis. Once the application and supplemental information is received from all, you will be notified if the property you applied for has been placed on "Application Pending" for you OR if you are a Back Up Application. Please note that Lease holders must occupy the property.
Application fees are nonrefundable. You have delivered to our representative an application fee and this payment partially defrays the cost of administrative paperwork. Additional applications will continue to be accepted until the approved applicant has signed the lease and paid the security deposit.
Applicant must have good rental references with a positive record or timely payments, sufficient notice to vacate, and absence of violations and damages. Sweyer Property Management will verify 24 months of rental (or ownership) history. Family members and friends cannot be considered as a landlord reference. Application may be denied for negative rental or mortgage history such as evictions, damages beyond normal wear and tear, illegal activity on premises, refusal to re-rent by previous landlord, history of undesirable activity, or a balance still owed to previous landlord.
INCOME & EMPLOYMENT:
Application may be denied unless rent is no more than 33% of verifiable gross household income. Acceptable forms of income verification include: last pay stub, letter from employer on company letterhead, or your last W-2. Self employed applicants may submit the last tax return or certified verification from applicant's bank account or accountant. Management reserves the right to request additional verification if needed.
All information showing on the credit report is subject to verification, including previous address and place of employment. Some items that are looked at are: late payments, tax liens, charge-offs, repossessions, judgments and open bankruptcies. Sweyer Property Management requires a Beacon Score of 600 or higher for standard acceptance.
If credit, history, or income qualifications are not met, with the exception of a negative rental history, a qualified co-signer may be accepted if the property allows. Co-signers must have a Beacon Score of 660 or higher and rent can be no higher than 25% of their gross monthly income. Potential co-signers will need to complete a Co-signer Application, Co-Signer Addendum and any other documents required by Management. The Co-Signer will be fully responsible for the lease should the Tenant(s) default. Co-signers do not reside at the property.
Click Here for Our Co-Signer Addendum
Pets are allowed at the discretion of the individual property owner. Certain pets will not be allowed in any property managed by Sweyer Property Management including: 1. Pit Bulls, 2. Rottweilers, 3. Chow Chows, 4. Doberman Pinchers, 5. German Shepherds, 6. Staffordshire Terriers, 7. Great Danes, 8. Mastiffs & Bullmastiffs, 9. Akita, 10. Huskies, 11. PresaCanario, 12. Malamutes, 13. Saint Bernards, 14. Any pet that has any of the above breeds in their lineage.
All applicants bringing any pet to a property must submit a PHOTO of their pet(s) with the application. If the property owner agrees to allow a pet, applicant will pay a non-refundable pet fee ($300) per pet. Depending on the property, the owner may require an additional refundable pet deposit. Service animals are exempt from these fees.
The security deposit amount varies from property to property and must be paid in advance. The lease must be signed and required security deposit paid in certified funds within 2 business days of application approval.
We believe we have a higher than normal standard in the preparation of our rental units, but our standards may or may not be equivalent to your standards. If you see something that you don't like, or something that you would like added, please make your request during the application process, we will gladly present it to the property owner. If the property owner grants your request, the modification will be made prior to you taking occupancy or otherwise annotated on the rental agreement.
Once you are approved, you will be notified by phone and we will schedule a lease-signing appointment. Once your application is approved, the lease must be signed within 2 business days. All leases must start within 7 business days of the property's availability date.
CENTURY 21 Sweyer & Associates Rental Division
Wilmington Office1612 Military Cutoff Rd
Wilmington, NC 28403
Hampstead Office16406 U.S. 17
Hampstead, NC 28443
CALL US 910-239-1405
We offer a wide range of property management services to fit your needs as a landlord or home owner.