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 Rental Criteria

Interested in renting a property from Nestwell?  Please review the rental requirements and minimum standards below before you begin the application process.

  • Each occupant 18 years of age and older must complete a separate application.

  • No more than 3 unrelated adult occupants allowed (unless otherwise specified in the specific property listing). *If there are more than 3 adults and even 1 is unrelated, it is over the limit.
  • There is a fee of $40 per adult applicant.

  • Application fees are non-refundable under any circumstances.

  • Valid United States of America government-issued I.D. and proof of legal residency in the United States for the duration of the lease.

  • Valid Social Security Number, I9, or ITIN.*Must have proof of long-term legal residency through the required lease length

  • Rental History: Three years of previous landlords & rental history (if applicable)

  • Proof of Income: 3 most recent pay stubs or 2 years of most recent tax returns if self-employed. Click here to see other acceptable forms of proof of income.

  • Combined monthly income of occupants totals at least 3x/monthly rent

  • Co-signers/Guarantors are required to have an application score of 700 or higher and will be factored into the applicant screening score to determine application result.

  • Must complete an animal profile with a third party screening company before application screening will be considered complete. Photo of your animal/pet with the applicant (if applicable). *This is required even if you do not have an animal.


Qualification is based on a tenant screening score from a third-party processor. The scoring system is based on multiple factors including credit history, income, past-due debt, type of debt, collections, and more. It is not based on credit (FICO) score alone.

There are different levels of qualification for approval:

*Nestwell CANNOT tell you what your application score will be without fully submitted applications being screened through our third-party processor.

**Application scores are based on a combined average score for all applicants 18 and older for the property.

Approval: The application score must be above 700 (not credit score). Security Deposit will be equal to the amount in the rental listing (most commonly equal to one month’s rent). Applications with a score above 700 may require less processing and be completed faster depending on the results. Valid ID, proof of income, and pet screening results (if applicable) are the minimum required for a complete application in this score range.

Conditional Approval Level 1: Applications with a score from 600 to 699 (not credit score) will require an additional deposit equal to 1.5X the amount in the rental listing. Applications with a score in this range will require full processing prior to being considered complete.

Conditional Approval Level 2: Applications with a score from 500 to 599 (not credit score) will require an additional deposit equal to 2X the amount in the rental listing. Applications with a score in this range will require full processing prior to being considered complete.

Decline: An application with a score below 499 (not credit score) will be declined. There will be no conditional approval for an application in this score range. Please see our list of common reasons applicants are declined besides the application score.

IMPORTANT: Until a lease is executed for the particular property, management will continue to accept applications. Even approval of an application does not guarantee placement unless and until a lease is executed. A subsequent application may be approved in a quicker time frame depending on the objective quality of the applicant and the particular criteria for that property. Applicants will be notified of their application results and placement once the application is complete.

All applicants must be well-qualified and meet certain financial and personal standards. Common reasons applicants are declined include, but not limited to, the following:

  • Combined monthly income is below 3x/monthly rent or insufficient documentation.

  • Application score (not credit score) is 499 or below.

  • Debt to income ratio is greater than 50%.

  • Excessive past-due debt.

  • Active bankruptcy or one that has not been discharged for at least 6 months.

  • Any current or previous evictions within the past 7 years.

  • Negative rental history, landlord references, evictions, or unpaid balances due to landlords or utility companies.

  • Failure to provide valid documenation for proof of legal residency in the United States for the duration of the lease.
  • More than 3 unrelated adult occupants or roommates.

  • Smoking or vaping.


Please note, if you close the application while you're filling it out, your progress will not be saved. All data is cleared for your privacy and security.

Rental Expense Disclosure

Rental amounts and fees are disclosed in the advertisement of each property and may fluctuate based upon availability and market conditions.

You should review the lease agreement before signing. After you have applied, if the terms of the lease are different than those advertised or disclosed herein and you determine not to accept those terms, you may be entitled to a refund of the application fees paid. After rejections of the lease terms due to the differences or non-disclosure, you may request such refund if made in writing within five (5) business days, specifically stating the differences and the cause for such request. The request must be made as required by Utah law and emailed to

Some regular, required monthly charges such as utilities may be based upon actual usage and/or seasonal variable rates and will vary from month to month. Some optional and/or avoidable fees are not included in the advertisement or this disclosure, including but not limited to pet rent, late fees, washer/dryer, valet garbage, etc.

Frequently Asked Questions

Send questions and submit all required application items to or call: (801) 253-2414.  

If you prefer to drop off the required items in person, visit our offices:

8813 Redwood Road, Suite D1
West Jordan, UT 84088

All application status updates will be sent via email or text message. While we understand that you're anxious to know the status of your application, please note that phoning our offices excessively can slow down the approval process. We will work as quickly as possible to review your information and provide our final decision.

Start the Application

Step 1:

Take a look at our vacancies on the Rental Search page.

Step 2:

Click a listing to learn more or schedule a showing.

Step 3:

Select "Apply Online" to start the digital application.


As a company, we do business in accordance with the Federal Fair Housing Law and welcome Persons of all Race, Color, Religion, Sex, Handicap, Familial Status, Source Of Income, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, or National Origin. We follow the rules and regulation relating to the Fair Housing Acts. Criminal history is evaluated as part of the application process. Since each applicant has differing history, only after an application is completed can a determination be made. Generally, persons on any sex offender list will be denied. Persons with convictions relating to distribution and/or manufacturing of controlled substance will be denied. All others go through a process. We encourage all to apply.