Frequently Asked Questions

Do you offer any specials for Civil Servants, Armed Forces, Active Military Members and Veterans?

​Yes! LINK and the communities we manage are proud to support our civil servants and armed forces. At Clear Point Gardens, if you or your spouse is an active-duty member of the military or veteran, you receive waived application and administration fees.


Do you offer a Resident Referral Program?

Yes! Love your community and want to recommend it to your friends or family? We want to say thank you with a $500 Resident Referral Reward. Find full details here or contact your leasing office.


Do you offer a Realtor Referral Program?

​We do! We know that your top priority as a Realtor is finding the perfect home for your client. That's why we're excited to offer our Realtor Referral Program, exclusively designed for Licensed Realtors. By partnering with LINK and Clear Point Gardens, you can find the perfect apartment for your resident and earn 5% commission when they move in! Contact our Leasing team or learn more about our Realtor Referral Program here.


Will I qualify to lease at a LINK-managed community?

​At LINK, we adhere to all fair housing practices. This means we can’t advise you on if you will or will not qualify. If you’re interested in leasing at a community we manage, we invite you to review our Resident Selection Criteria and make the choice that’s best for your individual situation. Management will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, national origin, religion, sex, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, source of income, familial status or age (except as an eligibility requirement) in any phase of the occupancy and resident selection process.


What are the Eligibility Requirements for this community?

All applicants must be at least 18 years of age and complete an individual application for residency. Misrepresentation, falsification, or failure to complete the application or cooperate in the application process will be reasons for disqualification. Application Fee (“App Fee”): Nonrefundable. You have delivered to our representative an application fee in the amount set forth by the community, and this payment partially defrays the cost of administrative paperwork. Administrative Fee (“Admin Fee”): Nonrefundable. In addition to any application fee, you have delivered to our representative an administrative fee in the amount set forth by the community. The Admin Fee is not a security deposit; it is paid in advance of the unit being occupied and is considered a Holding Fee. Applicant understands that the holding fee will be retained by the Landlord if this application is approved and they are unable to fulfill the conditions of occupancy. Applicant acknowledges that Landlord will suffer damages as a result of the processing of this application and holding the specified unit off the market because Landlord is declining future traffic for the premises.

​The holding deposit will be returned if this application is not approved, providing that all the above questions are answered correctly and truthfully.


What are the Income Requirements for this community?

​Management shall have the right to consider whether the household has the financial ability to pay the monthly rent of the unit. Management will consider different sources of income when determining whether an applicant is eligible. The household’s verified monthly gross income must total no less than 3x the selected unit’s market rent. A guarantee of lease may be used in the event an applicant’s income does not meet the required 3:1 ratio. Guarantors must have a verified monthly income no less than 5x the selected unit’s market rent. Guarantor is subject to credit approval. 

• Current employment or job offer used to meet the income criteria will be verified, including salary amount and start date. 

• Each applicant must provide 60 days of current paycheck stub(s); self-employed individuals must provide copies of tax returns and bank statements, which will be used to verify both income level and consistency of that income over the past six months.

• Full amounts of social security and disability income can be used to qualify. 

• If an individual fails to meet the income requirement but has at least 12 times the monthly rent in cash (or a cash equivalent) in a savings account/liquid asset, then the income requirement is considered to be met with proper proof.


What are the Rental History Requirements for this community?

​Management requires at least 12 months’ residential/rental history to be provided. Any balance due on the prior landlord will have to be verified prior to approval. Prior residential history may also be requested or obtained by management and used to determine an applicant’s qualifications for rental. First-time renters that have no rental history, no credit, or good credit but meet our income qualifications can pay a full month’s deposit or enter into a deposit assuredly program.

• We reserve the right to deny an application for unresolved debts to a previous landlord, eviction judgments, or non-compliance with any terms of a previous lease contract or community policies.

• Rental verifications provided by family members or friends will not be considered valid proof of residency.

• Any evictions in the last 12 months will result in denial of the application.


What is the Credit History Requirement for this community?

​Management shall run a credit check on all applicants. Favorable credit history is required. Any judgment and/or collection items for student loans or medical bills will be disregarded. Any balance owed to a rental agreement or utility company must be paid in full prior to approval. Landlord collections or judgements will be cause for denial. All bankruptcies must be discharged.


What are the Criminal Background Requirements for this community?

​In the event that an applicant meets the criteria for credit and landlord, a criminal background check will be processed. Each applicant must qualify independently. Management will review any applicant with a criminal history to make a decision based on individual cases. Landlord will reject any applicant whose tenancy would reasonably be expected to have a detrimental effect on other tenants, the environment of the apartment community, or where an applicant’s history would evidence an inability to comply with lease terms or a likelihood of interfering with management staff. Ownership will ensure that tenant selection is objective and reasonable, and ownership will look at past conduct to predict future conduct.

• Individuals on local, state or national sex offender registries or who have been convicted of trafficking or manufacturing narcotics are not eligible for occupancy.

• An applicant who has pending criminal charges will not be accepted or denied until the outcome of the criminal proceedings.


What are the Liability Requirements for this community?

​One of the requirements of your lease is that you must maintain at least $100,000 (or $300,000) of personal liability insurance. The most common way to do this is with a renters insurance policy. The landlord disclaims any and all responsibility for damages to your personal property arising from fires and other events. However, a renters insurance policy generally will include personal property coverage to protect your belongings. Leaseholder must be named on the policy. You must name the landlord as “additional interest” on this policy. This means the insurance company would notify the landlord in the event of a lapse or cancellation. “Additional interest” and “Interested Party” are the only acceptable designations. The additional interest should read as follows:

Landlord Name, Mailing Address, City, State, Zip

Please provide a copy of the declarations page of your policy meeting the requirements listed above prior to moving in (or renewing your lease.) This is an important component of your lease. Failure to keep the required coverage in force will be considered a breach of the lease and is subject to any and all of the same remedies.


What are the Occupancy Standards for this community?

​Landlord will consider two per bedroom as a guideline for occupancy, but occupancy limits may vary depending on bedroom size.


What are the Breed Restrictions for this community?

​Dogs and cats are welcome in our community. A signed animal addendum is required to be on file at our leasing office. Two (2) max pets allowed. All pet residents must have their updated proof of current rabies shots and licenses (if legally applicable). Information is required at the time of lease signing.

PET RENT:
$35 per month per pet

NON-REFUNDABLE PET FEE:
$200 per pet

ACCEPTED BREEDS:
We will accept all breeds of dogs, except the following or any combination of mixed breeds that contain any of the following:
Akita
Malamute
Chow
Doberman Pinscher
German Shepherd
Great Dane
Husky
Pit Bull Terriers
Rottweiler
Saint Bernard
Wolf Dog Hybrids
All Pit Bull breeds—Including American Pit Bull Terriers, American or Irish Staffordshire Terriers, Bull Terriers, Pit Bulls, American Bulldogs, Pit Bull Bordeaux and Fila Brasileiro

We reserve the right to add additional restricted breeds at any time.

ADDITIONAL DETAILS:
We welcome your domestic pet if it is a bird or fish with written approval from our on-site management team. No reptiles or exotic animals, please. Fish tanks are not to exceed 55 gallons.

Is this a pet-friendly community?

Dogs and cats are welcome in our community. A signed animal addendum is required to be on file at our leasing office. Two (2) max pets allowed. All pet residents must have their updated proof of current rabies shots and licenses (if legally applicable). Information is required at the time of lease signing.

PET RENT:
$35 per month per pet

NON-REFUNDABLE PET FEE:
$200 per pet

ACCEPTED BREEDS:
We will accept all breeds of dogs, except the following or any combination of mixed breeds that contain any of the following:
Akita
Malamute
Chow
Doberman Pinscher
German Shepherd
Great Dane
Husky
Pit Bull Terriers
Rottweiler
Saint Bernard
Wolf Dog Hybrids
All Pit Bull breeds—Including American Pit Bull Terriers, American or Irish Staffordshire Terriers, Bull Terriers, Pit Bulls, American Bulldogs, Pit Bull Bordeaux and Fila Brasileiro

We reserve the right to add additional restricted breeds at any time.

ADDITIONAL DETAILS:
We welcome your domestic pet if it is a bird or fish with written approval from our on-site management team. No reptiles or exotic animals, please. Fish tanks are not to exceed 55 gallons.