Applicant General Information

How to Apply


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Application Guidelines

We look forward to serving you. Every property we manage is owned by a separate individual, each with unique set of standards and goals. Please note that the requirements listed below are guidelines which may vary from property to property and owner to owner. Please refer all questions on specific properties to our office at (562) 989-9835 or by e-mail to

Income Level

  • Gross income should be at least 2.5 times the monthly rent amount
  • All applicants over 18 may combine income
  • If you are self-employed, we will need tax returns for the last two years

Credit History

To determine satisfactory credit worthiness we run a report through a credit reporting agency

Rental History

Your previous residencies must be free of evictions, judgments, and unpaid rents


The number of occupants is limited to 2 persons per bedroom plus 1 additional person. All occupants, 18 years of age and over must submit an application. Please Note: A $25 application fee is charged for each adult over 18 years of age.


Policies on pets vary according to the property (call or email). However, none of our properties permit the following breeds of dogs: Pit Bulls, Dobermans, Rottweilers, Chows, St. Bernards, Great Danes, Huskies, Malamutes, or near relatives. Pet policies are strictly enforced. Resident must provide an additional deposit, pet application, and pictures for all pets.

Fair Housing

It is unlawful and a violation of company policy to discriminate against any person based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, handicap, or familial status, or to refuse to show, rent, negotiate, or otherwise make unavailable any rental unit. All Ernst & Haas employees are trained to provide fair and equal treatment for all people, whether or not they are included in a protected class. Click here to read our full Fair Housing Policy.

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Viewing a Property

It's as Easy as 1-2-3!

Viewing a Ernst & Haas property is a simple and easy process. Just follow these steps:

1. Review our List of Properties for Rent

          Available properties

2. Drive by the Properties which meet your criteria

          Inspect the outside but do not attempt to enter a vacant property.

3. Call Ernst & Haas

      To see inside one of our properties, please call (562) 989-9835 to obtain more information and to schedule an appointment to view the property's interior. We have flexible scheduling and are almost always able to accommodate your desired showing time.

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How to Get an Application

Now that you've found your property, it's time to get an application. There are several options:

  1. Download and print an application here

  2. Pick up an application from our office

  3. Apply Online
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Submitting Your Application

  1. The application must be completely filled out and signed before it can be processed
  2. Attach copies of supporting documents including:
    • Recent pay stubs
    • Photo ID
    • A copy of any military orders
    • Documents supporting other sources of income including Social Security, Disability, Child Support, etc.
    • Copies of any satisfied court judgments which may still show on your credit
    • 2 years tax returns (self-employed only)
  3. Pay the $25 application Processing Fee:
    • $25 application processing fee (non-refundable) Please Note: A $25 application fee is charged for every adult applicant 18 years & older.
      Forms of acceptable payment are:
      • Cash
      • Money Order
      • Cashier's Check
  4. Turn in your completed application and funds...
    • To our office Monday-Friday from 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. and Saturdays from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.
    • Apply Online

Depending on the timely response of employers, landlords, etc., your application will be processed within 2-3 business days.

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Once You are Approved

Once your application has been approved, the following steps need to be completed:

  • Pay the full security deposit to Ernst & Haas. This allows us to take the property off the market and gives you a move-in guarantee
  • Schedule a move-in appointment with Ernst & Haas, where the lease is signed and you are presented with keys. All parties on the lease must be present to sign.
  • Pay balance of move-in costs, which include:
    • First full month's rent is always paid at beginning of lease, even if the move-in date is not on the 1st.
    • Any remaining deposits (i.e. pet deposit)
  • Register for our Tenant Portal, where you can pay rent, submit maintenance requests, and access account information.

Enjoy your New Home!

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