CONSENT, AUTHORIZATION, RELEASE AND HOLD HARMLESS STATEMENT

Applicant, Applicant’s Spouse, and Co-applicants, do hereby consent to and authorize any and all representatives of Main Street Realty, to request, to receive, to verify, to provide and to exchange any information regarding the applicants concerned with any and all, but not limited to, the following parties: present and past landlords, present and past employers, credit references from banks and any and all financial sources, credit reporting agencies, and city, county, state and federal law enforcement agencies. I understand that any and all information received, verified, provided and exchanged may be used by Main Street Realty as they shall determine, in their sole discretion, to assist them in reaching a decision as to whether or not this application is accepted or rejected for the premises named herein.

In addition, the applicants concerned unconditionally release and hold harmless any and all, but not limited to, the following parties: present and past landlords, present and past employers, credit references from banks and any and all financial sources, credit reporting agencies, and city, county, state and federal law enforcement agencies and all of their agents, owners, officers, directors, employees, and any other related parties, past or present, that shall request, receive, verify, provide, and exchange any information with Main Street Realty, from and against any and all claims, demands, suits, or expenses arising from or related to the content, validity or handling of said information and application.

The applicants concerned certify that the information contained in this application for lease is accurate, complete, and true. Any variance or omission of information shall result in rejection of this application, and if such variance or omission shall later be discovered, any lease or agreement may be terminated by Main Street Realty. The applicants concerned understand that this is an application for an apartment and does not constitute a lease agreement in whole or part. The applicants concerned agree to execute a one-year lease upon presentation, a copy of which applicants hereby acknowledge that they have reviewed, if and when notified of Main Street Realty acceptance of this application. If for any reason you withdraw your application, your $50.00 application fee (non-refundable) and your $200.00 application deposit will be forfeited in its entirety for an apartment reservation. In accordance with our policy the First Month Rent and the Security Deposit is due on or before the date of move in/occupancy.

In the event the application fee(s) are waived, and the application(s) are not approved, for any reason, the applicant(s) will be responsible for paying for all applications processed ($50.00 each). The application deposit will be refunded within 10 business days less any applicable application fees.
 

Main Street Realty

Main Street Realty does business in accordance with the Fair Housing Amendments Act of 1988, the Virginia Fair Housing Law, and the District of Columbia Fair Housing Law, which specifies that it, is Illegal to discriminate against any person in residential real estate transactions because of race, color, sex, religion, gender identity, veteran status, physical or intellectual disability, familial status, age or national origin. All lease signers must be at least 18 years or older.

Application Deposit:
An Application Deposit of $200.00 is required in order to reserve an apartment. This fee is non-refundable in the event of a cancellation by the applicant. This amount must be paid by money order or teller check. Cash is not accepted. At the time of application approval, this amount will be applied towards the security deposit.

Security Deposit:
A Security Deposit, starting from $200.00 is required for any of our rental units. The remainder of the security deposit must be paid in money order or teller check prior to the day the lease is signed. After you vacate your apartment, your security deposit, in addition with any interest due will be refunded in compliance with the terms of your lease and applicable Virginia and/or District of Columbia Statutes within 45 days of your move out.

Pets:
Approved Pets are allowed on the property, please ask for details.

Qualification Procedures:
Applicants for rental of a dwelling unit are subject to approval as follows:

Monthly Funds: The total gross monthly fund(s) of the applicant(s) must be equal or exceed an amount equal to 3 times the rental for that particular dwelling unit.

Credit: Good credit history.

Rental Record: A satisfactory reference from previous landlord, i.e., compliance with the requirements of the lease as to payment of the rent and observance of other obligations of the tenant specified therein or verifiable mortgage history with history of satisfactory payments.

All Applicants must supply picture identification and social security card to be copied for file.

LEASE, RULES AND REGULATIONS
All applicants must sign a lease and all related rules and regulations before occupancy. We expect full compliance with these documents by all tenants. Copies of these documents may be obtained from the Leasing Center staff upon request.

Statement of Tenant Rights and Responsibilities as of July 1, 2020

This is a summary of tenants’ rights and responsibilities under the Virginia Residential Landlord/Tenant Act. The information below is not intended as legal advice. Tenants with questions are encouraged to contacttheir local legal aid program at (866) 534-5234 or at https://www.valegalaid.org/find-legal-help


Tenant Rights:

  • Applications: Tenants may be charged a nonrefundable application fee of no more  than $50 (not including third party costs for a background check) and a refundable application deposit. If the tenant does not rent the unit, the application deposit must be returned, minus any actual costs or damages. (§55.1-1203)
  • Written lease: Under the VRLTA, a landlord is required to provide a tenant a written lease. If a landlord fails to do so, the VRLTA still protects a tenant by establishing a statutory lease between landlord and tenant for 12 months not subject to automatic renewal. (§55.1-1204)
  • Disclosure: A landlord must reveal certain information to the tenant, including:
  • Any visible evidence of mold. (§55.1-1215)
  • The name and address of the owner or property manager. (§55.1-1216)
  • Notice of sale or foreclosure of the property. (§§55.1-1216, 1237)
  • Security Deposit: A landlord may require a security deposit of up to two month’s rent. Within five days of move in the tenant has a right to object to anything in the move-in report. The tenant also has a right to be present at a move-out inspection. The tenant also has a right to be present at a move-out inspection, which must be made within 72 hours of delivery of possession. (§§55.1-1214, 1226)
  • Receipts: Upon request, a tenant is entitled to a written receipt of rent paid by cash or money order. Upon request, a tenant is entitled to a written statement of all charges and payments over the past 12 months. (§55.1-1204(D), (I))
  • Privacy: A landlord may not release information about a tenant without consent, except under certain conditions, which are generally when tenant information is already public. (§55.1-1209)
  • Fit and Habitable Premises: A tenant has the right to a fit and habitable rental unit in accordance with the Uniform Statewide Building Code. The landlord must make all repairs needed to keep premises fit and habitable. (§ 55.1-1220) To enforce the right to get repairs, a tenant must be current in rent, give the landlord written notice and wait a reasonable period. If repairs are not made, a tenant can file a Tenant’s Assertion in General District Court. This must be filed no later than five days after rent is due. There is no rent withholding in Virginia, except under repair and deduct. (§55.1-1244)\
Tenant Responsibilities:
  • Rent: Unless the lease says otherwise, rent is due in equal payments each month on or before the first of each month. (§55.1-1204)
  • Late Fees: If rent is not paid on time, the tenant must pay a late fee if the lease requires one. A late fee can be no more than 10 percent of the monthly rent, or 10 percent of the unpaid balance, whichever is less. (§55.1-1204(E))
  • Insurance: A tenant may be required to have and pay for renter’s insurance. A tenant also may be required to have and pay for damage insurance and/or a security deposit, but the total of both the damage insurance premiums and the security deposit may not exceed two months’ rent. (§§55.1-1206, 1208)
  • Access: A tenant must allow a landlord access to the unit at reasonable times and for practical purposes, such as maintenance, inspection, or to provide services. A tenant must allow access unless the landlord’s request is unreasonable. Unless impractical due to an emergency, the landlord must give 24-hours’ notice of maintenance. If the tenant requests maintenance, notice is not required. (§55.1-1229)
  • Maintain Fit and Habitable Premises: The tenant must keep the rental unit as clean and safe as conditions allow and in accordance with the Uniform Statewide Building Code. The tenant must promptly notify the landlord of visible mold and use reasonable efforts to prevent moisture and mold. The tenant must promptly notify the landlord of insects or pests and must not be at fault in failing to prevent insects or pests. (§55.1-1227)

Fair Housing: The tenant may have a right to file a fair housing complaint if the landlord or property manager violates the Virginia Fair Housing Act. (§36-961. et seq)

COVID-19 Relief: A tenant not getting paid due to the state of emergency declared by the Governor for the Covid-19 Virus can get an eviction lawsuit for nonpayment of rent postponed for 60 days by showing up on their court date and providing written proof within 90 days after the Governor ends the declaration of emergency. (§44-209).

Acknowledgement of Receipt of Statement of Tenant Rights and Responsibilities 

In accordance with Section 55.1-1204 of the Code of Virginia, the undersigned parties hereby acknowledge that with respect to the dwelling unit know as: (Insert Tenant’s unit # ), the Landlord has provided to the Tenant and the Tenant has received the Statement of Tenant Rights and Responsibilities by the Department of Housing and Community Development and posted on its website pursuant to Virginia Code Section 36- 139.

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