Southwestern Management And Realty Team

Tenant Newsletter — July 2016

We hope everyone had a fun, safe 4th of July! The heat will be with us for some time. It’s important that you keep an eye on the air conditioning systems where you live. MAKE SURE you change the air filters!

RENTAL PAYMENTS – Use the online payment. Remember, your payments get reported to the credit bureaus and this can increase your FICO score for future rentals or if you are thinking about buying.

HOA Violations – Yes, these HOAs are out of control! They are citing tenants for ridiculous reasons. If you get a violation, please make sure it is taken care of and report back to the person who emailed you.

Lease Renewal Packages – When you get your package in the mail — please look it over carefully. We have been given new leases by the State, so they will be different than what you’ve received in the past. Check it over, sign, and initial where indicated. Return to Cindi with the enclosed envelope. Remember — month-to-month is NO LONGER an option. Please review the Lease Renewal Addendum in your package for exceptions.

Joke of the Month: Teacher: “What is the chemical formula for water?” Student: “HIJKLMNO” Teacher: “What are you talking about?” Student: “Yesterday you say H to O.”

Take care everyone! SMART is here if you need us.

PDF Version of SMART Newsletter for Tenants — July 2016

SMART Rental Qualifications

The following are Southwestern Management And Realty Team’s (SMART) guidelines for renting a property through SMART. Each and every application will be reviewed by a member of SMART and could be adjusted depending on credit/income and the application itself. Please be truthful!

Rental Qualifications

  • Applicant MUST be 18 years or older and application fee is $65.00 per person and is non-refundable.


  • Minimum score of 650
  • No EVICTIONS in the past 5 years
  • No utility collections (gas, power, water)

Income Verification

  • Income MUST be 3 times the monthly rent for good credit 650+ and 4 times if applicant has poor credit but good income.
  • MUST be verifiable
  • MUST be with current employer for at least 6 months.
    **If self-employed—CPA financial statements and/or tax returns are acceptable.

Employment History

(you could be required to show proof if requested, paycheck stubs, etc.)

  • Verifiable employment history for the past 3 years
    **If self-employed/retired/not employed—can verify income with signed tax returns and/or bank statements.

Rental History Verification

  • Verify for the past 3 years
  • Must provide: Landlord Names, and phone number, email (if available) on the online application.

Criminal Background Check

SMART does check—Criminal, Sex Offender and Terrorist database

  • NO sex offenders
  • NO crimes—violent crimes, prostitution, domestic violence, possession of weapons or illegal drugs


MUST be 30 pounds & under & absolutely no violent breeds—ask SMART for the Pet Policy

  • 2 pets max
  • NO ferrets or snakes
  • NO Dangerous, poisonous or illegal pets
  • NO aquariums larger than 10 gallons

Emotional Support pets are NOT considered a Service Animal and not under ADA laws.