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Application Process:

AG Office (145 S. Halycon Road, Suite H)

Before you apply, you must see the unit on the inside. Call our office at 805-489-9401 for appointment times.

The application fee is $15 per applicant and everybody over the age of 18 must submit an application. Once you are approved, we will ask you bring a holding deposit to our office in the form of a cashier's check or money order. Some properties accept co-signers, call us if you have questions.

SLO Office (1380 Broad Street)

Before you apply, you must see the unit on the inside with a representative of California West. For the Garfield Arms and 555 Westmont Apartments, that representative is the onsite manager. For all other properties, that representative will be somebody from our office at 1380 Broad Street. After you view a unit that works for you, you may turn in your 1) application form, 2) co-signer form (if required), and 3) a $25 application fee at the California West Office at 1380 Broad St. #1, San Luis Obispo - CA 93401. If you are using a co-signer, the co-signer form must be filled out and signed by the co-signer. The same form can be faxed or e-mailed to our office. The application fee must be paid in cash or check only. Every person over the age of 18 who intends to occupy the unit must complete all of these steps.

In fairness to all applicants and potential applicants, and to encourage people to promptly submit completed applications, we reserve the right to accept applications on a first-come, first served basis or to otherwise set a deadline by which people must submit completed applications. Please inquire with our office about whether a specific policy applies to the property for which you are interested in applying.

Once you are approved, we will ask you to bring the security deposit to our office within the next 48 hours. The security deposit must be paid in the form of cashier's check or money order. If you have any further questions, call us at 805-543-9119.

Approval Criteria:

As an agent for many different property owners, California West requires that all its property owner clients consider applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status, or national origin and that our property owner clients comply with all applicable fair housing laws.

California West approves and denies applicants for specific properties which we manage based on the individual criteria of each property owner. Therefore, we cannot accept general applications to rent, nor do we have any general policy that applies to all our properties. 

Nonetheless, subject to the individual discretion of our property owner clients, we do recommend that they only approve applicants who earn more than 2.5 - 3.0 times the monthly rent. Some property owners accept guarantors, some do not. As part of the application process, we also will call previous landlords, verify employment, and run credit reports. The results of all these considerations are given weight when deciding whether to approve or deny an applicant for a specific property. The weight given to any single factor varies by property owner.

Applicants must understand that some property owners require greater credit worthiness than other owners and may give more or less weight to the other factors listed above, so just because you are approved or denied by California West for one property does not mean you will qualify or not qualify for a similar property that is owned by a different person who has different criteria. 

 

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