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.