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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Please contact us at the Leasing Office to answer any additional questions you may have.
(803) 999-1400

    $75 per applicant/occupant/co-signer. Application fees are non-refundable.

    A Reservation Fee of $300 (or $100 Preferred Employer Discount) is required to hold an apartment off of the rental market, and is refundable for 48 hours. If the reservation is canceled after 48 hours, applicant will forfeit the $300 fee.

    The amount of time we can hold an apartment depends on current availability and demand.

    We accept on-line payments via checks, debit cards and/or credit cards.

    The Cardinal is proud to be a pet friendly community!  We welcome both cats and dogs, and allow up to two pets per apartment.  Aggressive breed restrictions apply.  Please contact our office for more details.

    Pet Fee (Non-refundable): $300 (first pet); $200 (second pet)

    Maximum # of pets: 2

    No weight restrictions.

    Note: A pet is considered to be a: dog, cat, fish or bird.

    Note: Vet records must be provided before move in.
    Breed Restrictions: The following types of dogs (whether purebred or mix breed) are prohibited: Pit Bulls (American Staffordshire Terriers, American Pit Bull Terriers or Staffordshire Bull Terriers), Dalmatian, Rottweiler, Doberman Pinschers, Boxers, Chows, Presa Canarios, German Shepherds, Huskies and any dog trained to attack persons, property or other animals.

    Pet Rent in the amount of $10 per pet per month.

    o    AFLAC

    o    Amazon

    o    AT&T

    o    Blue Cross Blue Shield of South Carolina

    o    University of South Carolina Employees

    o    Hospital System (Lexington Medical; VA; Palmetto Health; Providence)

    o    Dominion Energy/SCANA

    o    Time Warner

    o    U.S. Military, all branches

    o    Public Service Employees, Fire/Police/EMT

    o    Richland County & Lexington County Government

    o    Richland County & Lexington County School District

    Preferred employers will receive a $200 discount on the reservation fee. To receive this discount, the Lessee (not occupant) must be a full-time employee of one of the employers listed above.

    Part-time employees, volunteers, sub-contractors or people retired from the employer (with the exception of military) are not eligible.

    Routine Pest Control: $10.00 monthly

    Trash: $35.00 monthly

    Identification: All applicants 18 years of age and older and/or potential occupants must provide a U.S. Social Security Number or an I.T.I.N. (Individual Taxpayer Identification Number) in order for an application to be accepted for processing. All adult applicants and potential occupants must provide current photo identification (i.e. driver’s license or passport), a copy of which will be placed in the applicant’s file.

    Income: Applicants must provide proof of income in the form of their most recent check stub or previous year’s tax returns if within the same company or industry. Income may be verified through the applicant’s employer. Gross monthly wages must equal 3 times your monthly rent. Co-Signers must qualify individually by applying the formula: gross monthly wages must equal 4.5 times the total monthly rent.

    Employment: Employment history will be obtained and verified. If applicant is retired or otherwise currently unemployed, proof of ability to pay anticipated lease term will be necessary.

    Credit History: All applicants and occupants over the age of 18 will be verified through a third party credit- scoring company. The decision to accept or decline the applicant for residency will be at their sole discretion. If the decision is that the application is to be ‘Declined’ or ‘Accepted with Conditions’, an adverse action letter will be provided to the applicant. Applicant may be declined, required to pay a full month’s rental deposit and/or a Co-Signer may be required.

    Rental History: A rental history may be obtained. Previous residency must be verifiable. We will require that rent was paid in a timely manner, lease terms were fulfilled and residency was left in a satisfactory condition. Mortgage history may be verified via a credit report. Family members may not be used as a rental history reference.

    FBI’s Most Wanted List, Multi-State Sex Offender Registry List and Criminal Background Check: All applicants and potential occupants will be run through the FBI’s Most Wanted List and the Multi-state Sex Offender Registry List. In addition, a Criminal Background check will be conducted. The Criminal Background check will search for: All felonies – whether considered as a conviction, deferred adjudication, court-ordered intervention program or a pending case; All Misdemeanors that involve theft, sexual oriented crimes, drug-oriented crimes, crimes against persons or property (except DWI or DWLS) whether considered as a conviction, deferred adjudication, court-ordered intervention program or pending case. If search results are positive, applicant, co-signer or occupant will be automatically denied.

    Occupancy Standards:

    1 Bedroom Maximum of three (3) occupants

    2 Bedroom Maximum of five (5) occupants

    3 Bedroom Maximum of seven (7) occupants

    Electricity: Please contact Dominion Energy at (800) 251-7234 or online at dominionenergy.com to set up service.

    Water: Management will set this up upon move in with Conservice.

    Internet, Cable, Phone: Please contact Spectrum sales at 1-855-243-8892 for service.

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4615 Forest Dr
Columbia, SC 29206

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