How does the application process work?  | Castle

How does the application process work?

Our application process has five stages:

  • Application: Interested tenants submit an application for the property.
  • Pre-screen: Before moving any further, we make sure interested tenants meet our basic criteria.
  • Showing: Applicants who pass our pre-screen are invited to attend a showing at the property.
  • Background check: Applicants who have attended a screening and are still interested must complete a background check that screens for criminal, eviction, and credit histories. You can learn more about our background check criteria here.
  • Income verification: Applicants must submit one of the three documents: 1 W-2 from the past year, 1 bank statement from the past 3 months, or 2 pay stubs from the past 3 months to confirm that their income is 3x the rent.

Once the applicant is fully vetted, we offer a lease for signing. They must pay a security deposit within 24 hours of signing before we move on to the next applicant.