Frequently Asked Questions

From time-to-time we receive questions about moving into an apartment. We have answered them here for your convenience. If you still have questions feel free to contact us.

How does your service work?
Better than ever before, our service now focuses on educating potential tenants and helping them find the perfect place to live.

How far in advance before my move date should I start looking for an apartment in Birmingham?
Usually it is best to start looking for new apartments about 30 to 45 days prior to moving. Most apartments will list their upcoming units about that far in advance.

What do I need in order to apply for an apartment?
This varies by management company though most places require the following:

  • Income verification: copies of your two most recent pay stubs, a certified letter from you employer on company letterhead stating your income, or a financial award or student loan letter if you’re a student.
  • Drivers license or some other valid form of photo identification
  • Cosigner application (cosigner qualification varies by management company)
  • The application fee
How much is the application fee and how can it be paid?
Application fees vary by property. They can be anywhere from zero to one hundred dollars.  All properties accept money orders as a form of payment. Others might also accept cash or check, depending on the property.

Can I rent an apartment for shorter than one year?
Of course you can!  Most properties offer various leasing terms to fit the needs of tenants who are looking for a new apartment home for long term or a temporary stay. Each community has a minimum lease duration and this will vary community to community. Call our office for more information on lease terms.

Do I have to get renter’s insurance?
Renter’s Insurance requirements vary based on your community’s policy. Although renter’s insurance is not always mandatory, it is cost effective and a proactive security measure to bring some ease to your apartment leasing experience.