Once you have chosen your apartment and are ready to meet with the leasing representative at the community, the following information will be needed to expedite the approval process:
- Driver’s license for U.S. citizens, passport for non-citizens.
- Financial information, such as checking and savings account information.
- Check, money order, or cashier’s check for the deposit.
- Proof of income or ability to pay rent. If you’re employed, bring a recent pay stub or tax return. If other financial assistance will be provided, you must show proof of income/ability to pay, such as a pay stub or tax return, and a passport or U.S. Social Security number.
Colleen Lambros is vice president of sales & marketing for The Irvine Company Apartment Communities, and manages the rental-living Apartment Information Center in Irvine. The center maintains a database of more than 80 rental communities throughout Northern and Southern California (including Santa Monica, Orange County, and San Diego).