Tenants

Getting Started

Browse through our available rentals on our website at www.screm.com.

You can search by:  
Price (low to high)
Price Range
City
Zip Code
Number of Bedrooms
Number of Bathrooms

Once you have decided which properties you would like to view, call our office at 661-255-7600 and ask for the Leasing Department to schedule a viewing appointment or email us at leasing@screm.com.

Please note that many of our properties are occupied DO NOT TRESPASS OR DISTURB CURRENT OCCUPANTS. Once you schedule an appointment with our office we will contact the current occupant.

For security reasons we will require you to come into our office for all scheduled property showings. Valid ID with photo will be required upon sign in at our office and prior to you entering any of our properties.

* Please note: If you arrive at our office more than 15 minutes late, your appointment will need to be re-scheduled as we have other prospective tenants also scheduled to see properties promptly after your scheduled appointment.

Submitting an Application

You can submit an application:

Note: All persons 18 years of age or older must complete their own application and submit an application fee.
Please submit two recent paystub copies with your application. If you are self-employed income documentation will be required such as bank statements and/or your most recent tax return.

Application Processing

After your application and fee have been received, our Processing Department will review it and contact the property owner. The Processing Department will inform you if the application will be processed, placed on a back-up status, or if the owner is not agreeable to process it and why. Processing consists of credit screening, employment/income verification, and resident history. If your application is NOT processed, the application fee is refundable, or you may submit the application for another property.

Once an application is processed, it will be reviewed with the owner. The decision to approve or decline an application based on the applicant(s) qualifications is the property owner's. Approved applicant(s) are given a 48 hour approval status to secure the lease.

Applications are valid for approximately 45 days. We add new properties to our website daily.

Pet Policy

Due to insurance costs and limitations, some owners may not approve an applicant with the following types of dogs: 1. Pit Bull, 2. Rottweiler, 3. Chow Chow, 4. Doberman Pincher, 5. German Shepherd, 6. American Staffordshire Terrier, 7. Akita 8. Mastiff 9. Cane Corso 10. Great Dane 11. Alaskan Malamute 12. Siberian Huskie 13. Wild dogs such as Wolf Hybrids.

If the property owner agrees to allow a pet, the applicant may be required to pay a higher security deposit.

Security Deposit

A minimum of one month's rent will be required; with a maximum security deposit of two month's rent. The amount of the required security deposit must be paid at the time of lease signing.

SCREENING CRITERIA

Rental History

A minimum of 12 months of verifiable residence history from a third party landlord is required, unless the applicant has recently sold their home. First time renters may be required to provide a guarantor or pay a higher security deposit.

Any Unlawful Detainer or Eviction will result in a landlord denial.

A history of late rental payments within a 12 month period may result in landlord denial or higher security deposit.

A negative rental verification may result in application denial.

Income

Applicants must earn approximately 3 times the amount of the monthly rent. If the monthly income does not meet the required income, a landlord may decline the application. Income must be verifiable via paystubs and employer verification. Self-employed applicants will require proof of income via tax returns or bank statements.

* Social security income, child support, alimony or other forms of income are considered income - provided that the applicant can provide verification of such income.

Employment

Verifiable sustainable employment is required if employment is the only source of income. If unemployed and/or if we are unable to verify the income source the application will be denied. Self-employed individuals will need to be verified through tax returns and bank statements.

Credit

All information on the credit report is subject to verification, including previous addresses and place of employment. If an applicant has no established credit the owner of the property may or may not require the applicant to secure a guarantor. If open accounts are 30 days or more past due the application may be declined (some exceptions for medical collections or home mortgages). Outstanding debt to a previous landlord may result in application denial. A bankruptcy, short sale or foreclosure may result in application denial or a higher security deposit. Any applicant with a bankruptcy not showing as discharged will be denied. An unpaid Judgment may result in application denial.

* Each property owner has their own credit criteria and although most do require tenants to have good overall credit, some property owners are more lenient with credit requirements with higher security deposits.

Automatic Denials:

  1. Any outstanding collection filed by a landlord or property management company in the last three years.
  2. Any unlawful detainer or eviction within the last three years.
  3. Any current eviction in process.
  4. Any open bankruptcy.
  5. Any criminal activity that includes the selling or possession with intent to sell drugs.
  6. Any criminal activity of a physical or violent nature.
  7. Any employment income that is not sustainable and not sufficient to meet the income requirements.
  8. False information or distortion of the truth on the written application.

Equal Housing Opportunity Southern California Real Estate Management is the exclusive agent representative of the property owner and does not, in any respect, have any fiduciary or agency responsibilities to the applicant. We do business in accordance with Federal Housing law, all federal, state and local laws are followed and each application is processed without regard to the race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familiar status, sexual orientation, national origin, or any other protected class of applicant. Our staff of professionals are trained and educated on the latest local, state and federal statutes pertaining to rental regulations.