HighLife Homes Management Rental Qualifying Criteria

In our capacity as managing agent for numerous single-family homes and duplexes, HighLife Homes Management, is entrusted with the responsibility for serving all applicants and apartment residents in a fair and equitable manner pursuant to the Federal, State, and Local Anti-Discrimination Laws (the “Fair Housing Laws”). We firmly believe in providing equal opportunity to all persons regardless of their age, sex, race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, disability, familial status, marital status, sexual preference/orientation, and any other factor deemed impermissible for consideration in accordance with applicable local, state and Federal laws, and we are committed to enforcing the Fair Housing Laws.

As a pledge of our dedication to Fair Housing Laws and our commitment to provide equal opportunity and equal service to applicants and residents, HighLife Homes Management, understands and enforces a strict company Fair Housing (or Equal Housing Opportunity) Policy at all its properties. Our on-going commitment to providing fair and equal treatment to our future and current residents will ensure equal housing opportunities and the success of our operations.

Complaints alleging housing discrimination may be filed with the nearest office of the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), or by calling HUD’s toll free number, 1-800-697-6967 (voice), or 1-800-543-8294 (TDD). HUD may also be contacted on the Internet at http://www.hud.gov/offices/fheo/index.cfm.

Pet Policy:

Only small to medium sized (over 30lbs requires approval), 2 pet limit, non-violent, common domesticated household pets will be allowed on any property that permits animals.  Unless specific zoning laws permit, farm animals, snakes, other reptiles, exotic animals, and any large or aggressive animal will not be approved.

Prohibited dog breed list: Rottweilers, Staffordshire Terriers, Pit Bull Terriers, American Bulldog, Bullmastiff, Akitas, Shar Pei, Dalmation, Presa Canarios, Dobermans, German Shephards, Chows, Huskies, Great Danes, Alaskan Malamutes, St. Bernards, Mastiffs, Wolf hybrids and mixed breeds of any of the above or any other breeds expressly prohibited by owner’s home insurance policy will not be approved.  Exceptions to the prohibited breed list may be granted for qualified service animals, licensed breed, trained military/K9 working dogs, or for those with an insurance policy with specific coverage for pet damage and for the specific breed.  All dogs must be at least 1 year of age.

Non-refundable pet fee due at time of deposit (per pet): $300.00

Monthly pet rent: $25.00 a month fee (per pet).

In order to be approved for residency with Highsmith Homes Management, all applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Identification: The applicant must provide a government issued ID.
  • Pets: The applicant must provide a picture of each pet (whenever applicable).
  • Income:  The applicant:
    • must provide at least 60 days of  consecutive paycheck stubs
    • OR 3 months bank statements
    • OR (for self-employed) last year’s tax returns or 6 months of bank statements
    • monthly household income must be 3 times the amount of market rent.
    • A Lease Guaranty is not accepted:
  • Employment:  The applicant:
    • must provide at least 6 months of immediate, consecutive employment history to be verified.  If applicant has been employed at current position less than 6 months, then  must provide previous job history to be verified.
  • Criminal History:
    • Criminal history of a sexual crime or crime against another person is an automatic denial.
    • Felony convictions will be considered on a case-by-case basis if they are 10 years or older with no other criminal activity.
    • Misdemeanors involving injury to persons or sexual offenses are an automatic denial.
  • Credit History:
    • A credit report will be pulled for any applicant 18 years or older.
  • Rental History:
    • 2 years of  rental history will be verified.
  • Approval & Payments:
    • Any applicant who has been approved for a Highsmith Homes Management rental will have 24 hours from the approval notification to sign the lease, pay the security deposit and pro-rated rent.
    • By submitting my application to Highsmith Homes Management, I have read and understand this Rental Qualifying Criteria as provided by Highsmith Homes Management.   I understand that if my application is not approved for any reason, I am NOT entitled to a refund of my application or administrative fees paid to process my application.  I understand that any falsification or non-disclosure on the rental application will result in loss of all monies paid as liquidated damages in accordance with the Texas Property Code and the Texas Association of Realtors
  • Application Fee is $40.00