rental application
We will contact you by phone to collect any sensitive data needed to process your application.

Contact Information

Previous Residences for Past 2 Years


Employment History for Past 5 Years


Names of Other Persons Who Will Occupy This Property

Vehicles to be Parked on the Property (Cars, Trucks, Trailers, Motorcycles, Boats, etc.)

If applicant is a member of the Armed Forces:

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application faq
Do you allow pets?

We allow pets in select properties. For properties that are pet friendly, we accept up to two pets, 60 lbs. and under.  Each approved pet will require a pet deposit and will add a per month pet fee to your rental amount. Pet deposit is $10 per pound, with a $250 minimum.  (Based on average full grown weight for young animals.) The pet deposit is FULLY refundable when you move, if there is no pet damage. The monthly pet fee is $1 per pound, with a $25 minimum. Service animals are permitted with proper certification of training and written letter from your health care provider.

What happens once I’m approved?

After an application is approved, we will set an appointment with you to sign the lease. At that time, your deposit and first month’s pro-rated rent will be due. We are not able to hold properties without a signed lease and first month’s rent (i.e., we cannot hold them with just a deposit).

When is rent due?

Rent is always due on the first of the month. In the event that the first of the month falls on a weekend or a holiday, your rent is due the last day of business prior to the first. Rent not paid on the first will be assessed a $50 late fee, plus $10 per day. Renters who have not paid their rent by the third day of the month will be served with an eviction notice.

What happens if my check bounces?

If your rent check is returned for insufficient funds, you will be charged a $50 fee. Late fees will also be occurred for each day until you have made proper payment. Going forward, you will be required to pay in cash, cashiers check, or credit card for 6 months.

Do you require Renter’s Insurance?

Yes, we do require Renter’s Insurance. People often assume that the landlord’s insurance would cover their belongings in the event of damage, however that is not true. For the protection of our tenants, we require them to show proof of a current insurance policy and to maintain it during the course of their lease.

Do your properties have appliances in them?

Cowden Real Estate does not typically provide appliances. If appliances happen to be in the property you are renting, and you do not have appliances of your own, we will guarantee that they are in working condition upon your move in. However, if they break or need maintenance during the term of your lease, you will be responsible for repairs or replacement. If a replacement appliance is purchased by you, it is yours to take with you when you move.

What maintenance am I responsible for?

Changing Air Filters

Dirty air filters are the leading cause of a/c or heat issues- restriction of air flow puts increase strain on these systems, which in turn increases your utility bills and breaks parts. Make sure you change your air filters at least every 30 days. Even window a/c units have filters that need removal and regularly cleaning. Failure to properly maintain your unit can result in costly repairs that may be your financial responsibility. 

Yard Maintenance

You are responsible for maintaining the yard, including keeping the grass cut, trees trimmed and leaves raked.

Tenant Selection criteria
These criteria are being provided in reference to the Property you are applying for. Pursuant to Property Code Section 92.3515 these Tenant Selection Criteria are being provided to you. The following constitute grounds upon which Cowden Real Estate will base the decision to lease the Property to you.
1. Criminal History:
Landlord will perform a criminal history check on you to verify the information provided by you on the Lease Application. Landlords decision to lease the Property to you may be influenced by the information contained in the report.
2. Previous Rental History:
Landlord will verify your previous rental history for at least the previous 2 years using the information provided by you on the Lease Application. Your failure to provide the requested information, provision of inaccurate information, or information learned upon contacting previous landlords may influence Cowden Real Estates decision to lease the Property to you.
3. Current Income:
You may be asked to verify your income as stated on your Lease Application. Depending upon the rental amount being asked for the Property, the sufficiency of your income and longevity on your job (2 years preferred) along with the ability to verify the stated income, may influence the decision to lease the Property to you.
4. Failure to Provide Accurate Information in Application
Your failure to provide accurate information in your application or your provision of information that is unverifiable will be considered when making the decision to lease the Property to you.