Prospective Tenant - Frequently Asked Questions

Do you accept co-signers?

A co-signer will be considered if applicants fall short of 2.5 times the rent in income as a household.


Co-signers need to complete an application, have a 700+ FICO score, and earn 2.5 times the rent in income.

Do you have any properties coming up in __________________?

We get multiple new properties all over San Diego each week. Please check our website from time to time and if you see something you like, let us know!

Do you take section 8?

Yes, we do accept section 8 as a form of income.

I have bad credit, what is your screening process?

Our screening criteria is listed on our website under the available properties tab. We ask all applicants to please review our application process online. There are a lot of factors involved, so it is best if you read it over yourself.

I don’t want to pay the screening fee and be denied. Can you assure me that I will be approved?

Please review our screening criteria on our website. If you feel you meet all our requirements, please apply.

How does your application process work? Is it first come first serve?

We process all applications using a qualified scoring sheet, which can be found on our website. In turn, we select the best tenant. Only fully completed application packages will be processed. An incomplete application package will not be processed.

My spouse does not work; does he/she need to apply too?

Every adult living at the property must complete an application.

I recently had my credit pulled. Can you use my report?

Unfortunately we cannot use outside reports. Our report runs a criminal and eviction check as well as a credit check.

Can I put down a holding deposit?

We do not accept holding deposits.

I want to make sure I get this place. What do I need to do?

Please view the property ASAP. After you have seen the property, apply online via our website. Make sure you follow all the application instructions. If you follow the application instructions, you will have the best chance of being approved for the property.

Do I have to see the property to be approved?

We strongly encourage you to view the unit. If you have not seen the unit, your application may be subordinated to other applicants who have seen the unit.

Do your properties accept pets?

Most of our properties accept pets. 

If you have a dog or an ESA, you will submit a Pet Screening profile. This is a third party company that Good Life uses to screen pets. There is a $20 screening fee that goes to directly to Pet Screening and a $40/per pet/per month pet rent charged if your dog is approved.

If your animal is an Emotional Support Animal or service animal and is verified, you will be refunded the $20 and will not be charged a pet rent. 

Cats are exempt from Pet Screening. 

How do I know when properties become available?

We have a newsletter you can subscribe to that will send you weekly updates on our available properties. You can subscribe here