How Do I Apply Online for a Rental Property?

This Applies To A Lease Holder Or Co-Signer


The Following Documents Must Be Submitted For Your Application To Be Completed

A completed Application and Supplemental Information will be REQUIRED from each occupant 18 years and older. 

  • Proof of Income

  • State or Federal Issued ID

  • Pet Photo (if applicable)

  • Application Fee

Due to the volume of interest in our rental properties, we may receive multiple applications on a property.  For this reason, it's extremely important that all applicants submit all pertinent information asap.

Once the application and supplemental information is received from everyone, 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. This will include those that will be applying with multiple applicants, such as a spouse, roommate or cosigner. Applications are received and properties are placed on "Application Pending" on a first come, first serve basis. Please note that Lease holders must occupy the property.

How Do I Get My Application Accepted On A Property I Want To Rent?

Processing/Application Fees:+

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. Once the application has been submitted, it will be good for 30 days.

Rental History:+

Applicant must have good rental references with a positive .record of 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 or letter from employer on company letterhead. Self-employed applicants will be required to submit previous year tax return + last two months bank statements. 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 FICO Score of 600 or higher for standard acceptance.

Pet Policy:+

Non-Restricted pets are allowed at the discretion of the individual property. Some owners and or HOAs may have additional pet restrictions or guidelines that must be followed.

Fish tanks under 10 gallons are permitted, all others must be preapproved by Landlord.

All Applicants must submit a PHOTO of their pet(s) with their Application. In addition, once application is received, you will receive a link to then apply your pet/animal through petscreening.com. Additional fees may apply.

$400 NON-REFUNDABLE Fee PER pet (includes inside and outside pets) which will not be applied to any damages at move out. Additional refundable deposits may also be required. All pets must be pre-approved.

Maximum of 2 pets allowed unless otherwise noted.


The following pets are not permitted in properties managed by Sweyer Property Management whether mixed or full breed:

  • American Pit Bull Terriers
  • Staffordshire Terriers
  • Rottweilers
  • Dobermans
  • Chows
  • German Shepherds
  • Husky-types
  • Malamutes
  • Great Danes
  • Saint Bernards
  • Bull Mastiffs
  • Akitas
  • ...Or any other name associated with these breeds

Security Deposit:+

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.

Lease Signing:+


  • You will receive notification and a lease signing date will be scheduled.
  • Lease must be signed & security deposit paid in a money order or cashier's check within 2 business days.
  • Keys will only be available to pick up during our office hours: Mon-Fri, 9AM-5PM. (Please note: Lease starts and key pick up will not be available on weekends or holidays.)
  • Lease must begin within 7 days of property availability date.
  • All new leases are charged a $25 administration fee which is due once lease is signed and prior to move in.

Lease Holder Application Process

  • Locate the specific property you wish to apply for on our website

  • Click on the Property Address

  • Click on the APPLY ONLINE blue button located on the property detail page

  • Follow instructions to submit documents and complete your application

  • If you are ready to get started with application CLICK HERE

Co-Signer Application Process

Co-Signer Applicants must complete an application.
  • Locate the specific property you wish to apply for on our website

  • Click on the Property Address

  • Click on the APPLY ONLINE blue button located on the property detail page

  • Follow instructions to submit documents and complete your application

  • If you are ready to get started with the co-signer application CLICK HERE

Click HERE to see a sample of our Co-Signer Addendum.

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.


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Wilmington, NC 28403

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