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Screening Criteria

 

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BIGOS MANAGEMENT SCREENING GUIDELINES


View CREDIT Screening Criteria

View INCOME Qualifications

View RENTAL History Qualifications

View DENSITY/Occupancy Limits

View CRIMINAL Record Screening Criteria

Some credit history is required. If NO credit history is present on the screening background, additional rental conditions must be met in order to consider an application for rental.

Unacceptable if failure to pay rent, mortgage, or utility (electricity, heat, water, phone, etc.) bills.


UNACCEPTABLE CREDIT MARKS

COLLECTION ACCOUNTS/JUDGMENTS  Applicants with mortgage-related debt (foreclosure) will also be excluded from review under certain rental conditions.

PRIOR UNLAWFUL DETAINERS OR EVICTIONS  Evictions less than 3 years old that resulted in a judgement against the applicant. Settled or dismissed evictions will be overlooked.


The combined household is required to provide gross income requirements which must be equal to or greater than 2.5 times the total monthly payment. (The total monthly payment may consist of: rent, storage, garage, pet rent, etc.) Unless the applicant can demonstrate a minimum of one-year history of successful rent payment with the same or lower ratio of income to rent.


The combined household is required to provide one (1) year of positive rental/home ownership history. Address omissions or errors are grounds for denial. If NO verifiable home ownership or rental history, additional rental conditions must be met in order to consider application for rental.


Bigos Management allows two (2) occupants per bedroom. For apartments with more then three bedrooms, there is a maximum of six (6) occupants per unit. Infants under 12 months old do not count towards the total number of occupants.


A Dismissal, non-conviction, expunged conviction, participation in or completion of a diversion or deferral of judgement program, or a crime no longer illegal in the state of MN under a Misdemeanor, Gross Misdemeanor, or Felony is acceptable. All Petty Misdemeanors will be overlooked.

Juvenile adjudications/convictions except for extended juvenile prosecutions under Minn. Stat. § 260B.130 will be overlooked.

Any Open or Pending case(s) on a screening background report is overlooked.

All offenses/crimes listed below are based on the Sentencing Date.  (Sentencing Date – means the event that follows the verdict. A sentence is a penalty ordered by the court. The primary goals of sentencing are punishment, deterrence, incapacitation, probation, imprisonment, and rehabilitation. If at the Sentencing Hearing a release date is not given/provided, the date used will default to the conviction date of the crime.)

UNACCEPTABLE OFFENSES/CRIMES

OFFENSES AGAINST PROPERTY

Example: stealing, theft, arson, burglary, larceny, shoplifting, destruction of property
Misdemeanor/Gross Misdemeanor: any within the last 3 years
Felony: any within the last 7 years, except first-degree arson is within 10 years

 OFFENSES INVOLVING GAMBLING

Example: illegal lotteries, bookmaking, gaming
Felony: any within the last 3 years

OFFENSES AGAINST ANIMALS

Example: cruelty against animals
Gross Misdemeanor: any within the last 3 years
Felony: any within the last 7 years         

OFFENSES INVOLVING FIREARMS OR WEAPONS

Example: possession of a firearm, reckless use of a weapon
Misdemeanor/Gross Misdemeanor: any within the last 3 years
Felony: any within last 7 years

OFFENSES AGAINST PERSONS

Example: homicide, manslaughter, kidnapping, robbery, attempted murder, assault 
Misdemeanor/Gross Misdemeanor: any within the last 3 years
Felony: any within last 7 years, except first-degree assault, first, second, or third-degree murder, aggravated robbery, first-degree manslaughter, or kidnapping is within 10 years

OFFENSES INVOLVING ORGANIZED CRIME OR CONSPIRACY

Example: conspiracy, money laundering
Felony: any within the last 7 years

OFFENSES INVOLVING FRAUD

Example: fraud, deception, corruption, forgery, passing bad checks
Misdemeanor/Gross Misdemeanor: any within the last 3 years
Felony: any within last 5 years

OFFENSES INVOLVING ILLEGAL DRUGS

Example: possession or use of drugs or drug related paraphernalia, possession with intent to sell, sale of illegal drugs, drug trafficking
Misdemeanor/Gross Misdemeanor: any within the last 3 years
Felony: any within last 7 years or any felony of the illegal manufacture or distribution of a controlled substance

OFFENSES INVOLVING COMPUTERS OR TELECOMMUNICATIONS

Example: wiretapping, crimes against computers
Felony: any within the last 5 years  

OFFENSES INVOLVING ALCOHOL

Example: public drunkenness, driving under the influence, driving while impaired
Felony: any within the last 5 years except DUI that did not result in additional charges for injury to a person

OFFENSES INVOLVING FAMILY RELATIONS

Example: neglect of children, spousal abuse, domestic violence, child abuse, abduction
Misdemeanor/Gross Misdemeanor: any within the last 3 years
Felony: any within the last 7 years

OFFENSES INVOLVING SEX OR SEX CRIMES

Example: sexual assault, rape, seduction, molestation, indecent exposure, prostitution
Misdemeanor/Gross Misdemeanor: any within the last 3 years
Felony: any within the last 7 years, except first-degree criminal sexual conduct is within 10 years or any lifetime sex offender registered 

OFFENSES AGAINST GOVERNMENT OR GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS

Example: escape and rescues, obstructing justice, resisting arrest, insurrection
Felony: any within the last 5 years

OTHER ‘VICTIMLESS’ OFFENSES

Example: destruction of document, false impersonation, reckless driving
Felony: any within the last 5 years except reckless driving, driving without a license, and driving with a suspended or revoked license

OFFENSES AGAINST PUBLIC PEACE OR ORDER

Example: disturbing the peace, disorderly conduct, harassment
Misdemeanor/Gross Misdemeanor: any within the last 3 years
Felony: any within the last 3 years