Rental Policy

We are an equal opportunity housing provider
We fully comply with The Civil Rights Act of 1968, Title VIII as amended by the Federal Fair Housing Amendments Act of 1988 and all applicable state and local fair housing laws.

Apartment availability policy
Apartments become available when the management office receives a “60 Day Written Notice to Vacate” from a resident. We update our list of available apartments as written notices are received. An apartment that was unavailable in the morning may become available later that same day.

Rental Criteria
To qualify for an apartment you must meet the following criteria:

Your monthly income must be at least two-and-one-half times the monthly rent of the unit for which you are applying. If you have been a full-time student at any time within the past year we may require you to have your lease guaranteed by a co-signer. If you are unemployed, you must provide proof of a source of income.

Rental History
You must have satisfactory rental references from at least two prior landlords. If you have ever been evicted or sued for any lease violation, your application will be rejected.

Credit History
Your credit record must currently be satisfactory. If your credit history shows any delinquent debt, your application may be rejected.

Guarantors (co-signers) are only an option for insufficient income. Each applicant and guarantor must fulfill credit and rental history requirements. The guarantor must be a family member. The guarantor must pass the same application and screening that you must pass. Guarantor's monthly income must be at least five times the monthly rent of the unit being applied for.

Application Process
You must submit a rental application and pay $50 (per applicant or co-signer). The application fee is non-refundable. The application fee must be paid by money order, personal check, business check or certified check. We cannot accept cash. An application must be filled out for each individual 18 years of age or older that will be occupying the apartment.

The information you provided on your application will be processed and reviewed to determine if you meet the rental criteria outlined above. If you meet the rental criteria, your application will be approved and you will be notified.

We will rent available apartments to applicants in the order in which we receive and process completed applications.

We do not maintain a “waiting list” at our communities. Your application will not be retained for future vacancies.

Fraudulent applications will immediately be rejected and the applicant will not be entitled to submit a corrected application. If we discover that the information on the application is fraudulent after you move into your unit, we will consider you to be a trespasser and not a tenant and will immediately move for your eviction.

Administrative Fee
An administrative fee of $500 will be required with each application. An application is not considered complete and it will not be processed until we have received the administrative fee. An apartment is taken off the market and is “on hold” pending approval of the application (usually complete within 1 to 2 business days).

The administrative fee must be paid separately from the application fee and must be paid by money order, personal check, business check, certified check or by ETF or credit card through our tenant portal. We cannot accept cash. The administrative fee will be held until the application is approved (usually within 1 to 2 business days). Once the application is approved, you will be notified and the administrative fee will be processed.

The administrative fee is not a security deposit and is not refundable at the time of move-out. The administrative fee can not be used to offset any monies owed to Keener Management. Any balance owed or charges incurred at time of move-out must be paid within 30 days. Failure to pay any and all monies owed will result in Keener Management referring your account to our Collection Agency.

After the application is approved, the administrative fee will be considered to be fully non-refundable.

Occupancy Guidelines
Keener Management follows the occupancy guidelines set by The District of Columbia, which places the following restrictions on the number of persons allowed to occupy a unit:

Efficiency/Studio: up to two (2) persons total.

One Bedroom: up to three (3) persons total.

Two Bedroom: up to five (5) persons total.

Three Bedroom: up to seven (7) persons total.

In the event that your family size increases during your occupancy you must notify your building manager.

Renter's Insurance
A renter’s insurance policy must be obtained prior to occupancy and shall contain contents and liability coverage and name Landlord as additional insured.  This policy must be kept in force for the entire term of the lease.

Pet Policy
These are no-pet communities.