Application Info

  • Once you have selected the home you want it is necessary to submit an application to lease the home. Applications are available at our office or one may be faxed to you. Also, for your convenience, you may download one from this website.
  • No one under 18 can apply as a party to a residential leasing agreement. Any person under 21 must have a parent’s signature. To be considered, an application must be completed in its entirety and have an original signature. Signatures on faxed copies are accepted. Our property managers are tentatively available Monday – Thursday 10:00 am – 4:00 pm, and Friday from 10:00 am – 1:00 pm to answer questions and assist with the application process.
Carolina Forest Rental Properties
  • There is a non-refundable application fee of $55 per applicant (18+ years old living on their own) and $75 for married applicants. The fee is to cover our screening and processing cost.
  • Most applications can be processed within one to two business days.
  • The screening process includes obtaining previous landlord references. If the applicant is a homeowner and does not have a prior landlord, a realtor or property manager reference is usually sufficient. Our property managers can assist applicants in choosing an appropriate reference for their prior living circumstances.
  • An applicant’s income should be sufficient enough to afford the rental amount. As part of the screening process we verify employment references and salary. For self-employed and non-employment income we verify sources and amounts. Examples of verification of non-employee income are: tax returns, bank and business references and government documents.
  • The screening process includes processing a credit report on individuals and a joint credit report on married couples. If approved, applicants with recent bankruptcies and/or credit problems may have to make advance rent payments and/or additional security deposits. Please discuss any questions or concerns over credit and/or background requirements with one of our property managers before submitting the application.
  • Pets are often negotiable. Ask one of our property managers if pets are negotiable for the home you are considering. Pets are accepted or rejected based on the homeowner’s discretion. No aggressive animals will be permitted.There is a one- time pet fee that ranges between $250.00 and $500.00.
  • Once the application is accepted the applicant must pay a security deposit and execute a residential leasing agreement as soon as possible. This can be done in the office, by mail or by fax. If the application is accepted, and the applicant does not enter into a residential leasing agreement, the property will be placed back on the rental market.

Please complete all information on the application and fax to 843-796-2479. All applications must be accompanied by the $55 application fee to be processed. If you have any questions, please contact us.