Frequently Asked Questions


Q: Do you accept Section 8?

A: In accordance with California State Law, we accept Section 8 on all of our houses or apartments.  Applicants must meet the other rental requirements.  The income requirement is still in effect, but is applied to the portion of the rent which is the tenant’s responsibility.

Q: Do you allow pets?

A: It depends.  Some of our homes are pet friendly, others are not.  Please see the listing for details.

Q: What about Service Animals?

A: We comply with all state and federal laws regarding Service Animals.

Q: How many people can be in one home?

A: Unless otherwise specified in the listing, we follow the public health and fire guidelines of 3 persons in a one bedroom, 5 persons in a two bedroom, and 7 persons in a three bedroom.

Q: Can I have a guest stay over at my home?

A: You may have a guest for up to two weeks (14 days) total per year.  If a friend or family member is spending more than 2 weeks total in a year (for example, a brother stays over two nights once per month would be 24 nights) would be in violation of your rental agreement.

Q: Marijuana is now legal in California!  Can I smoke pot?

A: Feel free to exercise your right to smoke pot, but not in a home you rent from us.  Smoking of any sort is prohibited in most of our homes.

Q: My child is 18 years old but I fully support them.  Do they need to fill out an application?

A: Yes.  Every adult 18 years or older, whether or not they are providing income, are required to fill out a complete application and pay the application fee.

Q: Do I have to pre-pay first and last months rent on move in?

A: No.  We require rent to be paid in advance, but only the first month.  You will also be required to pay a security deposit prior to move in, but it may not be used for the last month.

Q: What utilities do you pay, and what does the renter pay?

A: Usually, 470rent will pay for water, sewer, trash, and landscaping unless otherwise specified.

Q: I have no credit score, can I skip the credit check?

A: No.  The check covers many factors beyond just a credit score.  All applicants must follow the same procedure.