Prequalification Checklist

Our goal at Dale J. Smith Rentals is the make the rental process as easy and organized as possible. Before you have found the home that you would like to rent, this chart will help you determine if you qualify.

Once you have found the apartment that you would like to rent, the checklist will help you with the documents and information that you need to have to complete an application. Call Dale J. Smith Rentals direct at 989-732-1010 with inquires.


  • Total income of all applicants must be at least 3 times the amount of the rent


  • Valid photo identification
  • Social Security card

Credit History

  • Verifiable employment
  • Three years of rental history required
  • No evictions or repeated late payments or NSF checks
  • Will consider bankruptcy if no bad debt incurred since filing
  • Will consider a co-signer who meets all credit history requirements


  • All previous addresses must be listed on the application
  • Accurate and complete application must match credit agency report
  • Two most recent pay stubs
        Or – if self-employed, two years of signed tax returns
        Or – proof of income if not employed

Safety and Security

  • Cannot be a registered sexual offender / predator on the FDLE website