JBG QUALIFICATION STANDARDS

For Prospective Residents

Fair Housing

The Alaire complies with the Federal Fair Housing Act. The Alaire does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, familial status or disability, or any other basis protected by applicable state, Federal or local fair housing laws.

Applications

Each person that will occupy the apartment who is 18 years old or older must complete an application and sign the lease. Each applicant that is 18 years of age or older, and not a full time student who can be claimed as a dependent on the primary applicant’s tax return, will be qualified by The Alaire in accordance with these qualification standards. Applications are to be completed in full. Residency will be verified between JBG properties. Applications containing untrue, incorrect or misleading information will be declined. Each application is evaluated with a scoring method by First Advantage Saferent that weighs the indicators of future rent payment performance. The score is based on statistical analysis of prior renters’ indicators and subsequent payment performance. Based on the score, we may choose to accept or decline an applicant, or seek additional requirements for approving the lease. These additional requirements include an additional deposit or a Guarantor.

NOTE: The following MUST accompany ALL applications:
  • A valid driver's license, passport, age of majority card, military ID or state issued Photo ID card (view and document only). Expired documents are NOT considered valid.
  • All applicants in the United States on a visa must list the visa number and expiration date on the Application For Residency. Lease agreements will not be written for terms beyond the visa expiration date
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Credit History
  • Credit reports will be run on each applicant and will be considered in the overall credit worthiness of the application. Unsatisfactory credit history can disqualify an applicant from renting an apartment home at this community. An unsatisfactory credit report is one that reflects past or current bad debts, late payments or unpaid bills, liens, judgments or bankruptcies. If an applicant is declined for poor credit history, the applicant will be given the name, address and telephone number of the credit reporting agency that provided the report. An applicant declined for unsatisfactory credit is encouraged to obtain a copy of the credit report from the credit reporting agency.
  • Applicants, who meet all other qualifying criteria but do not have credit or have unsatisfactory credit history, may be required to pay an additional deposit or re-qualify with a Guarantor.
    Rent/Mortgage Payment History
    • Any legal proceedings/judgments/evictions/skips may result in a declined application.
    • Outstanding rental balances at a JBG Community will result in a declined application.
    Employment History
    • Employment must be verifiable.
    Income Requirements
    • Gross monthly household income must be sufficient to cover the rent and other typical household obligations.
    Conviction Information
    • The application of any person who has been convicted or plead guilty or “no contest” to a misdemeanor or felony involving a forcible or non-forcible sexual offense shall be declined. Other types of criminal convictions may result in a denied application.
    • Nothing set forth in these Qualification Standards should be construed to be a guaranty by The JBG Companies® that residents of this community have not been convicted of a crime, or plead guilty or “no contest” to any misdemeanor or felony involving a forcible or non-forcible sexual offense.
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    Guarantors/Increased Security Deposits
    • Guarantors may be permitted based on the screening recommendation. Guarantors' gross annual income or savings must be sufficient to cover the annual rental rate in order to support their current housing payments and that of the applicant(s). Guarantors must meet all other qualification standards listed.
    • Guarantor’s primary residence must be in the United States and they must have a valid Social Security Number.
    • Increased security deposits may be permitted based on the score. The increased security deposit will be equivalent to one (1) month’s rent unless otherwise dictated by law.
    • A Guarantor may be permitted in lieu of an increased security deposit based on the above criteria for Guarantors. 
    • Guarantors must complete and submit all required paperwork notarized and within 3 days of the initial application.
    Full-Time Students
    • Students under 18 years of age may NOT apply as a responsible resident. These occupants must reside with their parents or guardians as responsible residents.
    • Students will be qualified per the income requirements listed above.
    • Students may have a maximum of two (2) Guarantors per bedroom, regardless of the number of roommates.
    • All students regardless of their SafeRent recommendation will be charged the maximum amount of security deposit allowed by law.
    Roommates

    Each resident and Guarantor is jointly and severally (fully) responsible for the entire rental payment as well as all community rules and policies. Management will not refund any part of a security deposit until the apartment is vacated by all leaseholders.

    Occupancy Guidelines

    Governed by state, city, and local ordinances. In the absence of any more stringent requirements by the aforementioned agencies, the standard occupancy guidelines will be a maximum of two (2) residents per bedroom. Residents under the age of 18 months will not be considered in the occupancy guidelines. (Input by jurisdiction) An occupant will be considered a resident and must be listed on the lease agreement if they reside at the premises more than 50% of the time.