How to Apply

Applications:

  • Each potential occupant of the apartment 18 or older must submit an application
  • If your group has multiple applicants, please turn in all your applications together – DO NOT turn in applications separately if applying as a group
  • Please make sure it is clear what listing you are applying for.  One application can be used to apply for multiple listings (please rank your first, second, etc. choices)
  • Our leasing office primarily corresponds via e-mail.  Please make sure this field is accurate and is an email you check frequently.
  • Full-time Students:  Please list the college/university you are attending under “Employment Information”.  You may also note your major, year in school, etc.  “Current Address” can include a dorm or other on-campus housing if applicable.  “Previous Address” may reference your hometown/parent’s address if applicable
  • All fields must be filled out – incomplete fields may cause processing delays or rejection
  • Non-US Citizens without a SSN #: Please note that you are a non-US citizen on the application.  Our leasing office may need to verify or make copies of your I-20 and Visa form once an apartment offer is made

Processing Fee:

  • There is a $40.00 processing fee per applicant
  • Married/domestic couples – $40.00 only
  • Application fees can be paid in cash or personal check, money order, etc. (made payable to “North Berkeley Properties”)
  • Please note that our office may not be able to offer change for large bills.  Bank of America, Chase, and Wells Fargo are located within 1-block of our office

Apartment Showings:

  • Single applicants must view the apartment they are applying for – NO “sight unseen” applications will be accepted
  • Single applicants that are out of the area can have a family member, relative, acquaintance, friend, etc. view the apartment listing for them.  Please make sure our leasing office is made aware of which individual has viewed an apartment on behalf of another person.
  • Group applicants must have at least one member of their group view the apartment
  • If a group of applicants is offered a unit after an open house, it is based upon the understanding that the group has seen the unit and is ready to move forward and make a decision.  Our leasing department cannot “hold” an apartment to schedule additional showings for the group once an offer has been made.
  • If an applicant that is part of a larger group cannot attend a showing please have another group member take notes or pictures (if okay with current residents) of the apartment during the showing

Co-signer/Guarantor Forms (Full-time Students Only):

  • Full-time students are generally required to obtain a co-signer for the apartment
  • During the application process please make sure you answer the field “Will you receive financial assistance from someone else?”
  • The actual co-signer form is not needed to apply for an apartment listing
  • If an apartment offer is made the co-signer/guarantor form will be required as part of the signing of the lease agreement
  • Any employed/self-employed adult may co-sign for a full-time student resident
  • Please note that co-signer forms must either be notarized by a notary public OR signed by the co-signer in our office in the presence of an employee
  • International students: Please contact our office for details regarding co-signer forms