Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Do you accept Section 8?
A: In accordance with California State Law, we consider Section 8 on all of our houses or apartments. Applicants must meet all rental requirements. Please review California Code 12927 for details.
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: Do you allow Emotional Support Animals?
A: We comply with all Federal and State laws regarding Emotional Support Animals. We require documentation validating the need for a support animal that is California AB 468 compliant.
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, and the tenant pays for electricity and gas 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.
Q: I do not have an SSN, can I skip the credit check?
A: No, everyone must follow the same process. If you do not have an SSN, you may use your ITIN instead.
Q: If I am not approved, can you refund my application fee?
A: No. The application fee is charged by our partner, RentSpree, and not us. If there is a functional error, you may be able to discuss a refund with them, but generally application fees are unrefundable. Make sure you meet the requirements before applying.