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About the Process

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Everything you need to know about qualifiying & applying for one of our units:
Thanks for your interest in being a resident in one of our properties. Our goal is to provide you with a great place to live, for as long as possible. We do have a fairly rigorous screening process. We hope you'll understand that this means a safer, quieter, place to live for you.
We've done our best to make our process as efficient as possible, designed to get qualified prospects situated in their new home quickly, and with as little work as possible. If you have any suggestions, we're always open to hearing them. Sometimes an outsider's view can bring valuable perspective.
  • Step 1: Make sure you qualify: Before contacting us about an apartment, please be sure that you qualify (see our list entitled "QUALIFICATION STANDARDS" below). If you don't quite qualify, but believe your situation merits an exception, please take the next step: Filling out our Secure Application, explained below in step 2.
  • Step 2: Application form: As part of our pre-qualification process, we ask that you complete our form (if you haven't already), If you qualify, we will contact you and set up a showing. We may ask you to drive by the apartment if you haven't seen it, to be sure you find the area & the building suitable. We don't want to waste any valuable time (yours or ours) only to arrive at a showing and discover that the building or neighborhood is not to your liking.

    IMPORTANT: It is vital to fill out the application truthfully & completely. Our background screening is thorough, so any discrepencies will be discovered. For example, if an applicant had had a bankruptcy in the past ten years, but answered "no", we would automatically disqualify that applicant. Yet we would NOT necessarily disqualify that same applicant for the bankruptcy itself, had they answered honestly. So be certain you answer correctly. Some of the choices are simple "yes/no" but if an applicant even accidientally answers "no" when they meant to put "yes" we will have to assume deception was intended.

    It's also advised that you bring cash or certified funds (not money order) to the showing in order to secure the apartment in the event that you want it. This is the only way to hold an apartment.

  • Step 3: At or after the showing, assuming you decide you want the apartment, then a non-refundable holding deposit is required, in an amount equal to one month's rent. You can pay cash or make a cash only deposit at Kennebec Savings Bank. If you pay us at the showing, we'll sign a holding deposit agreement. If you decide to secure the unit later, you can fill this agreement out online here. Once you've secured an apartment via the holding process, a lease must be signed within 7 days.

    For future rent payment, you'll signup for checking/savings account withdrawal here, using our ACH debit system.
  • Step 4: We finish our screening process to verify that you qualify. If everything checks out, then we setup a lease signing and move in date!
  • You must have an EASILY VERIFIABLE source of income that equals at least 3 times the rent per month.
    • Example: To qualify for a $700/MO apartment you would need to gross at least $2,100 per month.
    • Please be ready to verify your employment or other source of income. Many employers will not release income or employment information. Please check with your employer and take the steps necessary BEFORE applying so that there are no delays in the process. We should not need to make more than one phone call or send one email to verify your income. Alternately, you may supply 3 of your most recent pay stubs.
    • If you are self-employed, we will base your qualification on net profit on schedule C or other tax document. We will need to see your last two year's tax returns. Please have them ready to avoid a delay in processing.
    • If you don't quite qualify financially, you may be able to qualify by paying a higher security deposit (equal to TWO month's rent), and/or having a co-signer who would qualify financially. Please note that these steps will only be considered if you are close to qualifying on your own merits.
  • You must have all move-in funds in cash or certified funds, at or before lease signing: We are not open to working with anyone on move-in funds, nor do we accept checks, non-certified funds, or money orders at move in/lease signing. Our belief is that if someone cannot come up with the equivalent of first month's rent and security deposit (and pet fees if applicable), they're not ready to live on their own. We are seeking only financially self-sufficient, clean, conscientious adults with sound character & reasonable life skills to do business with.
  • Applicants must have had no evictions (FED) within 5 years. (This means full court eviction, not just being asked to leave. We may consider applicants who've been asked to leave a rental situation as long as no FED (court eviction) was ever initiated or filed)
  • Applicants must have no felonies within 5 years (Class A,B,C)
  • Applicants must have no more than 2 misdemeanors in 5 years (Class D,E)
  • Applicants must have no record of drug activity within past 5 years
  • In addition, we reserve the right to deny anyone residency, at our sole discretion, as allowed by state and federal law, if we feel that a prospect's presence in our building might dissuade otherwise good prospects from renting from us or diminish the experience of existing or prospective tenants. This may include but not be limited to past crimes, regardless of nature or when committed or observed behavior.
More Questions? Please see our FAQ page, email us at leasing@sangelproperties or call the leasing office at (207) 314-4029

Contact Information

Rentals & Leasing (Deb LaVoie)
(207) 314-4029
Office Mgr. (Ken LaVoie)
(207) 873-9321
Maintenance (Chris Harper)
(207) 242-8160

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