The Rental Application Process

Renting a home with Eaton Realty is easy!

​​​​​​​Once you've found the home you're interested in renting, contact us to confirm its availability. We have rentals available throughout SeffnerValrico,  Apollo BeachLithiaRiverview, Temple TerraceTampa, Brandon,  RuskinThonotosassa, Plant City,  Dover,  GibsontonWimauma, and more. Review our Resident Selection Criteria, then complete the online application using the Apply Now button on the property page.

1. APPLY

To submit an application, search for the home you are interested in and apply directly from the listing page using the "Apply Now" button.

Before you start the application, gather the following supporting documentation, which you'll upload as part ofthe process:
[Pro-Tip: We recommend the Genius Scan app (iOS / Android) to quickly "scan" documents with your smartphone.]

  • Paystub(s) for the past 60 days for each wage-earning applicant. Alternatively, a W2, or for new jobs, a verification of salary on company letterhead. If you're self-employed, provide the most recent year's tax return and a P&L statement for the past 12 months.
  • To ensure the integrity and security of your information, we'll connect to your bank account electronically as part of the application process to collect bank transaction data. We will verify the most recent 60-days of assets and verify income, so choose the account where your income is regularly deposited. Applicants are required to show at least 3x monthly rent via bank assets to source funds required for Security Deposit, First Month's Rent, and moving expenses. Multiple accounts may be connected to show assets that meet this criteria.
  • Each applicant's Government-issued ID (driver's license), which must show your current home address. During the application, we'll use your smartphone to verify your ID.
  • Vehicle Registration for each vehicle.

Other documentation that may be required:

  • If you're currently renting, a Rental Verification form completed by your current landlord. Once you complete your application, we'll send you an email from DocuSign for your current landlord to complete.
  • If you have pets, you'll complete a separate pet application for each pet. Read more about our Pet Policies.

2. approval

Once you have submitted your application and documentation, we will, for each applicant:

  • Obtain a credit report with score and payment history
  • Run a nationwide criminal background and eviction check
  • Verify employment
  • Review previous rental history
  • Ensure your income exceeds 2x your monthly expenses. Expenses include all monthly payments to credit cards, loans, and mortgages, plus your new rent amount.
Application Approval

3. move in

Congratulations!

  • Once your application is approved, we will have the lease prepared and sent to you via email. You'll sign the lease electronically and then sign in to our RentVine portal to pay your deposit and any required fees.
  • We'll email you with instructions each step of the way. We'll also provide you with links and phone numbers for utility and community information.
  • Finally, we'll meet you at your new home to deliver keys, and orient you with the home's various systems and features.

    If you need to move quickly and choose one of our currently available homes, we can rush the entire application process and check you into your new home in as little as 24 hours!

    Contact us to get started; we're excited to help you lease one of our premium rental homes!