When you are ready to apply we will send you the
paperwork and instructions for that landlord. Be prepared to
provide the following:
a completed application, two most recent pay stubs or proof of
income. Be prepared to pay the first month's rent and the application fee
with the paperwork. It is the completed paperwork AND
the application fee paid that take the apartment off the market.
Everyone over the age of 18 is required to fill out an
application and necessary documentation.
Thoroughly fill out the
application and provide us with the additional information
required. This information may include, but is not limited to: an offer letter
if you have accepted a job but not started the new job, or student loan
information if you will be utilizing loans to pay your rent. A copy
of your ID and a photo of any pet that will in the property.
In some cases a landlord may require a co-signor
for a weak application. If this is the case, you will be notified
and sent the paperwork and instructions. If extra information is required
by the landlord, our processing department
will let you know as soon as possible.
Expedite the approval
process by providing all the information requested on the
application, letting your landlord and place of employment know
to expect our call. The approval process can take anywhere from
1 to 3 days, depending on the availability of your information
and the landlord to whom we present your application.
Once we hear from
the landlord that you are approved you will be notified promptly
and asked to sign your lease and pay the firsts months rent.
Failure to sign the lease and pay the first months rent in a
timely manner could result in the property being placed back on
the market. If your scheduled move-in date is after the first of
the month you will pay the prorated rent when you pay the second
You will receive your keys,
after you have signed your lease, paid your security deposit/move-in fee. For security purposes Chicago Apartments and
Condos does not give out keys until the current tenant has moved out
and you, the new tenant, are ready to move in
Move-in fees and security
deposits. Some landlords require a one month security deposit,
which you will receive back at the end of your lease term with
interest, provided there is no damage to the apartment. Many
landlords ask for a non-refundable move-in fee or admin
fee. Chicago Apartment and Condo Leasing Team will make you aware of
which one is required for the particular apartment you are
interested in while showing you the apartment, so you will know what
Service animals required because of a disability and trained to
perform a specific work or task are not considered pets.
Landlords may ask for additional documentation if the disability
is not easily determined. If any paperwork contradicts any laws
or civil codes, the laws and codes will take precedents.
If your application is denied,
you will be notified with a phone call.
Baird & Warner fully supports the principles of the Fair Housing Act
and the Equal Opportunity Act. The Chicago Fair Housing Regulations
prohibit housing discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex,
gender identity, age, religion, disability, national origin,
ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, parental status,
military status or source of income. Anybody using our services must
abide by all Fair Housing Laws.