GDC is fully committed to Equal Housing Opportunity and we fully comply with the Federal Fair Housing Act. We do not discriminate against any person because of race, color, religion, sex, disability, familial status, or national origin.
All applications are judged on the same standards, Income Verification, Rental History, Credit History and a Criminal Background Check, one person or family at a time, on a first come first served basis.
 
  • A non-refundable application fee of $100 per applicant must be submitted at the time of application.
  • All persons over the age of 18 must complete an application.
  • A valid form of photo identification must be provided at the time of the application. 
  • A credit and criminal background check will be processed for each Applicant.
  • Adult children between the ages of 18-22 residing with their parents or legal guardians, enrolled in high school, college, university or trade school and whose income will not be used towards meeting the minimum income requirement, must submit a separate application and a $50 application fee. Application will only be evaluated for a criminal background check.
  • A Holding Deposit of $500 is required at the time the application is submitted. Once approved, this deposit becomes part of your initial deposits at lease signing. If you are not approved, this deposit will be returned to you. You have 48 hours after your application is approved to cancel your application for a refund of your Holding Deposit. After 48 hours of approval, if you change your mind and decide not to move forward, your Holding Deposit is non-refundable.
 
In order to reside at a GDC community, we require that each resident meet our Rental Qualification Criteria.
 
INCOME VERIFICATION:
  • The combined gross verifiable income of Applicants must total a minimum of three (3) times the monthly rent.

  • Currently employed:
1.        Letter on company letterhead including length of employment, salary & position - or -
2.        Three (3) months of the most current paycheck stubs.
  • Self-employed:
1.        Previous year 1099
2.        Letter from your accountant on company letterhead verifying:
A.       Nature of the business
B.       Length of employment
C.        Verifying previous and projected income
  • Students:
1.        Offer letter from future employer indicating position, salary and start date.
2.        Source of income for the previous 6 months of employment.
  • Retired/Unemployed:
1.        Six (6) months of bank statements reflecting a consistent income of three (3) times the monthly rent.
  • Consultants/Commissions/Tips:
1.        Six (6) months of bank statements reflecting a consistent income of three (3) times the monthly rent.
 
RENTAL VERIFICATION:
  • Applicants are responsible for providing accurate contact information for all previous landlords within the last 2 years.
  • Rental history must be verified from unbiased sources (i.e. not your family, friends. If your only source is a biased source, 12 months of proof of a payment, such as cancelled checks, money order receipts, bank statements must be submitted).
  • Rental history must be clear of all evictions, legal cases and suits for any lease violations, judgments, and unpaid rents.
  • Mortgage history will be considered if you owned rather than rented. You will need to furnish mortgage company references/proof of ownership or sale. Foreclosures will not be accepted unless they are 24 months or older.
 
CREDIT HISTORY:
  • Credit history verifications will be conducted to determine satisfactory credit worthiness.
  • Payments passed due 60 days or more in the last 24 months may be a cause for denial of your application. Payments late 30-59 days may be acceptable, provided that you can justify the circumstances.
  • If credit history has been slow but other qualifications for residency have been met, additional securities may be required.
  • Bankruptcy or unpaid, non-medical collections within the last 24 months will result in denial.
  • Outstanding debt to any landlord, property management or mortgage company will result in denial.
  • No credit history will be accepted with additional deposits, granted all other qualifications have been met.
 
CRIMINAL BACKGROUND:
  • By signing and submitting this rental application, you are authorizing GDC and its agents to conduct a criminal background check. This includes children above the age of 18.
  • Based on this investigation, GDC may, at its sole discretion, disqualify an application if the investigation reveals that a conviction of a crime exists that may pose a threat to other residents, GDC and/or its employees. These crimes include but are not limited to arson, rape, burglary, child molestation, spousal abuse, murder, drug dealing of any kind, prostitution, terrorism or aggravated assault.
  • If GDC discovers the failure to disclose a prior conviction on the rental application, the application and/or tenancy will be terminated.
  • GDC reserves the right to review, federal, state and local sex offender registries during the screening process, lease renewal or both.
 
AUTOMATIC DENIALS:
  • Any falsification of information on the application
  • Failure to satisfy income requirement
  • Bankruptcy in process.
  • Invalid Social Security numbers
  • Prior breach of any lease agreement
  • We are unable to verify the information provided
  • Occupants exceeding occupancy standards
  • Pets over policy and/or standards
  • Eviction by a previous landlord for cause, or delinquent mortgage status.
  • Criminal history that includes a felony or misdemeanor convictions or pending charges that represent treat to persons or property.
GUARANTORS:
Guarantors/co-signers will be permitted (if they do not reside in Texas, Florida, North Carolina, Pennsylvania or any other country other than the United States). The monthly gross income must exceed five (5) times the monthly rent. Guarantors/Co-signers must meet all the qualification criteria, complete all related forms and submit a $100 application fee. The documents must be notarized if not signed in the leasing office in the presence of a GDC associate. A guarantor may be released from financial responsibility once the resident(s) have re-qualified for the apartment on their own, under the guidelines above, and after a period of 12 consecutive on-time monthly payments.
 
 
OCCUPANCY GUIDELINES:
To prevent overcrowding, parking problems and undue stress on building components, and consistent with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) guidelines, GDC maintains maximum occupancy as TWO (2) PERSONS PER BEDROOM. When considering occupancy limitations, children over the age of 36 months are considered occupants. Children born during the Lease term, or children adopted under the age 36 months, may occupy the premises without prior written consent.
 
PET POLICY
Pets are strictly prohibited unless under the written approval of management. If approved, a maximum of two (2) pets per apartment will be allowed. All pets must be registered with the management office and a signed Pet Addendum will become part of your lease.
The following breeds are deemed aggressive and are therefore not acceptable under GDC’s pet policy: Pit Bulls, Rottweilers, Cane Carsos or any dogs that are cross breeds of or are related to such breeds are prohibited. For purposes of example only, some of the breeds that are related to Pit Bulls or Rottweilers (and therefore are prohibited) include American Staffordshire Terriers, Staffordshire Bull Terriers, Bull Terriers, Presa Canario bulldogs, and American Bulldogs. Chow chows, German shepherds, Siberian huskies, Alaskan malamutes, Doberman pinschers, boxers, Akitas and wolf hybrids are also prohibited. English Bulldogs are not a prohibited breed under our policy.
 
Residents that have misrepresented the breed of their dog or if they are in possession of poisonous, dangerous and illegal pets, will be required to remove the pet from the property immediately, or legal action up to and including eviction will follow. If an unauthorized pet is brought in to the community, without written permission there will be a $300 fine for the violation.
 
Approved Pets
Non Refundable Pet Fee (each)
Monthly Rent (each)
Dogs
$500
$75
Cats
$500
$50
 
No aquariums larger than 10 gallons will be permitted.
 
 
I hereby warrant that all my representations set forth herein are true and complete. I recognize the truth of the information contained herein is essential. I authorize the Landlord to contact any references listed above to try to obtain information and to obtain credit consumer reports, which may include credit, rental payment information and to obtain criminal background information about me and any of the potential occupants listed. This authorization also applies to any update reports which may be ordered as needed. A photocopy or fax of this authorization shall be accepted with the same authority as this original. I will present any other information required by the Landlord or Agent in connection with the lease contemplated herein. I further represent that I am not renting an apartment under any other name, nor have I ever been dispossessed from any apartment, nor am I now being dispossessed. I understand that the Landlord may report all positive and negative rental payment history to the consumer reporting agencies who track this information for landlords, mortgage companies and other creditors. I  acknowledge that false, incomplete or misleading information herein may constitute grounds for rejection of this application, termination of right of occupancy of all residents and occupants under a lease and/or forfeiture of deposits and fees, and may constitute a criminal offense under the laws of this State. I understand that this application is preliminary only and does not obligate the Landlord to execute a Lease or to deliver possession of the premises to me. I also acknowledge that if any payment to the Landlord is returned or otherwise rejected by my financial institution for any reason, the Landlord will assess a returned item fee in accordance with local law.
 
I represent that I am over 18 years of age.
 
I am hereby being advised that I have the right, under section 8068 of the Fair Credit Reporting Act, to make a written request, directed to the appropriate credit reporting agency, within reasonable time, for a complete and accurate disclosure of the nature and scope of any credit investigation. I understand that upon submission, this application and all related documents become the property of the Landlord, and will not be returned to me under any circumstances.
 
 
I understand that the application fee is non-refundable and after 48 hours of approval, my holding deposit becomes non-refundable.
 
 
The Civil Rights Act of 1968, as amended by the Fair Housing Amendments Act of 1988, prohibits discrimination in the rental of housing based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status or national origin. The Federal Agency, which administers compliance with this law, is the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.