CONSENT TO PERFORM CRIMINAL HISTORY BACKGROUND CHECK IN COMPLIANCE
 WITH THE FCRA (FAIR CREDIT REPORTING ACT) 
 
This authorization and consent for release of personal information acknowledges that ELMLLC dba Julie Ann Square Apartments  Operations (Hereafter referred to as "Company") and/or its agent,C4 Operations LLC , or at any time while renting from Company, conduct investigations whether the records are of a public, private or confidential nature. These investigations might include, but are not limited to: rental history, searches of educational institutions attended; state driving records; financial or credit institutions, including records of loans, records of commercial or retail credit agencies and other financial statements; records of precious employment, efficiency ratings, complaints and grievances filed by or against me; records and recollections of attorney-at-law or other counsel, whether representing me or any other person (in either a civil or criminal case in which I have been involved); records from the U.S. Veteran' Administration; and criminal history information on file in local, state or federal agencies. I understand that these searches will be used to determine renting eligibility under the company's renting policies. Therefore, I authorize and consent for full release of records (either orally or in writing) to C4 Operations, LLC. I understand that according to the Federal Fair Credit Reporting Act, I am entitled to know whether occupancy was denied based upon the information obtained and to receive, upon written request, a disclosure of the background report. I also understand that I may request a copy of the report from C4 Operations, LLC, Inc 1203 3rd 81 SE, Cedar Rapids, IA at (888) 519-6283. After reading this document, I fully understand its contents and authorize the background verification. I understand that Iowa law requires Company to give me a copy of any report requested within seven (7) days of the date the information was obtained and that failure to do so will expose Company to liability (Section 1786.29). 
 

APPLICATION DISCLOSURE AND EQUAL HOUSING

 We run all applicants through the sex offenders list as we are 50 feet from a school yard. 

  1. Complete back ground check for evictions, criminal records and judgments.

  2. We contact your current and past landlords if applicable.

  3. We ask that references be someone other then friends or family as we like to see supervisors or your employer, maybe a pastor or business partner someone in an authoritative position.

  4. If we find false information on an application, your application will be declined.

  5. Security deposit is the same amount as the unit's monthly rent.                                                                                                 

 

      On another note we do things a little different  then other landlords for the most part.

 

  1. We supply all curtains in white and we will wash the curtains as necessary. We do not allow the use of any beach towels, blankets, cardboard or aluminum foil in our windows . 

  2. We do not allow any blinds of any kind.

  3. We also do not allow any modifications to our units without written permission .

  4. We do all repairs upon request in a very timely matter.

  5. All carpets are professionally cleaned before a new tenant moves in and all tenants that move out are responsible to pay for professional carpet cleaning after their walk thru. Average cost is about $60.00 depending.

  6. We enforce a very strict NO PET policy.

  7. Upon move out we supply you with a check off sheet to ensure you will get your security deposit back. We love nothing more then to give full refunds minus carpet cleaning.

  8. We are very proud of the quality of our tenants and the respect in which they show to us the property and to other tenants thru their actions as good neighbors. You can hear a pin drop after ten o'clock and we enforce that if needed.

 

Julie Ann Square Housing Policy

Property owners and managers are subject to the federal Fair Housing Act, which prohibits "any preference, limitation, or discrimination because of race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status, or national origin, or intention to make such preference, limitation or

discrimination."

Julie Ann Square supports Equal Housing Opportunity and we encourage users of our site to follow appropriate guidelines to comply with both the Federal Housing Act, as well as any applicable state and local regulations. All renters are hereby informed that all property rental offers are available on an equal opportunity basis.

 

Property Owner's & Manager's Responsibilities

As a property owner or manager you have a responsibility and a requirement under the law not to discriminate in the rental of property on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status, or national origin. You cannot instruct your agent to convey on your behalf any limitations in the rental because your agent is bound by law not to discriminate. Agents in a rental transaction are prohibited by law from discriminating on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status, or national origin. They are prohibited from complying with a request from the property owner or manager to act in a discriminatory manner in the lease or rental. Moreover, a property owner or manager cannot establish discriminatory terms or conditions in the  rental, or deny that housing is available, or advertise that the property is available only to persons of a certain race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status, or national original.

 

Renter's Rights

As someone seeking to rent an apartment, home or condo, you have the right to expect that housing will be available to you without discrimination or other limitations based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status, or national origin. This includes the right to expect equal professional service, the opportunity to consider a broad range of housing choices, no discriminatory limitations on communities or locations of housing, no discrimination in the pricing or financing of housing, reasonable accommodations in rules, practices and procedures for persons with disabilities, and to be free from harassment or intimidation for exercising your fair housing rights.

 

The Law

Civil Rights Act of 1866

The Civil Rights Act of 1866 prohibits all racial discrimination in the sale or rental of property.

 

The Fair Housing Act

The Fair Housing Act declares a national policy of fair housing throughout the United States, making illegal any discrimination in the sale, lease or rental of housing, or making housing otherwise unavailable, because of race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status, or national origin.

 

Americans with Disabilities Act

Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act prohibits discrimination against persons with disabilities in places of public accommodations and commercial facilities.

 

The Equal Credit Opportunity Act

The Equal Credit Opportunity Act makes discrimination unlawful with respect to any aspect of a credit application on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, marital status, age or because all or part of the applicant's income derives from any public assistance program.

 

State and Local Laws

State and local laws often provide broader coverage and prohibit discrimination based on additional classes not covered by federal law.

 

IF YOU SUSPECT DISCRIMINATION

Call the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

You can contact HUD on the Internet at http://www.hud.gov/offices/fheo/index.cfm.

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