When considering applications of roommates or co-applicants for a rental, and whether they meet the owner’s minimum rental criteria, credit scores of tenant applications will be combined to calculate a weighted average credit score (weighted based upon percentage of applicant group’s income).
Example: If Roommate #1 earns $4,500/month and has a 695 credit score and Roommate #2 earns $3,000/month and has a 600 credit score, then:
Combined income = $7,500/mo. Roommate #1 income is 60% and Roommate #2 is 40% so:
(60% x 695) + (40% x 600) = 657 combined weighted average credit score
The tenant screening investigation includes a criminal background screening, limited to sex offender registry information only; all applicants will be screened for registry information. Windermere Property Management/JMW Group considers the entire application on a case by case basis in accordance with the U.S. Supreme Court decision and HUD guidelines. We consider prior convictions limited to those appearing on a local, state, or national registry only in compliance Fair Credit Reporting Act and rules of Washington. Any registry history will be evaluated in consideration of when the crime occurred, the number and types of convictions, the age of the individual at the time of convictions, what the underlying conduct entailed, including the nature and severity, and/or what the rental applicant has done since the conviction.
Any supplemental information related to the individual’s rehabilitation, good conduct, and additional facts or explanations provided by the individual should be attached to the application or otherwise sent to the landlord for consideration with the application.
If you require more time to complete the application, either due to requiring language assistance or disability, you have t the right to request more time. The landlord is required to give reasonable accommodation in these circumstances. Please provide proof of the need for assistance and let the property manager know so he or she can take note of your place in line and provide accommodations accordingly.