How to Apply

Online Rental Application (Opens in New Tab)


  • Every potential occupant of the apartment 18 or older must submit an application.  For example if you are a household / group of 4x roommates the office must receive 4x applications.  For married / domestic couples – please submit two separate applications but only one app fee is charged.
  • If your group has multiple applicants, please list all applicants that are part of your group when prompted in the online application.  Applications must be received by all group members before the leasing staff can review your application.
  • 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)
  • There is no hard deadline for submitting applications.  Applications for vacant units will be accepted until the unit is listed and taken off market.  However, during the peak spring / summer leasing season we advise applicants to submit applications within (1) business day of the open house / apartment viewing.  During the busiest time of year, apartments may be rented within 1-2 business days.
  • Our leasing office primarily corresponds via e-mail.  Please make sure this field is accurate and is an email you check frequently.
  • If you have previously applied for a unit and were declined but would like to re-apply during the same leasing season please email and provide the unit previously applied for, names of all group members, and the unit you’d like to now apply for.  Please email the same day of an open house so applications can be re-opened.
  • 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.  To bypass the SSN step please just type 111-11-1111 or something similar to move onto the next step

Processing Fee:

  • There is a $40.00 processing fee per applicant to be paid once you are selected for an apartment and receive a leasing offer.  Application fees are not processed until you are given an official offer email from our office.
  • 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”).  An online portal option will be available in Summer 2018 – applicants can pay via e-Check or a credit / debit card.  Please note that debit / credit card option is charged a fee by the processing company.  The debit card option is not the same as the e-Check option.
  • 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 OR a valid government-issued ID must be attached to the co-signer form