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Perks & Rewards
How much is it to apply?
It costs only $18 per app for each person over 18 years of age that'll be living in the unit. So essentially, less than the cost of a dinner for two!
What do I need to apply?
This is all you need to apply:
Government-issued photo ID
Social security card
Do I need to fill out an application?
Yes! That's the only way we can legally run your background screenings. Otherwise, we'd have to resort to Facebook stalking you...and we all know that never turns out good!
What happens after approval?
After approval, it's all about locking in your unit. Here are some things to know:
Do I need a separate application for each property?
One of the many perks of applying through our Perks & Rewards program is that we run your qualifications once and match you to any and ALL our participating locations. Now wouldn't it be great if that was the same when it came to online dating!
What do I need prior to move-in?
When do I start earning perks and rewards?
As soon as you move-in! Although technically you got to fill out one app for all our participating locations before move-in...but who's counting.
Is beplace my landlord?
Maybe! If you're at one of the participating locations that we own or sublease, then yes. Otherwise, your landlord is someone else...and hopefully awesome!
What do I pay each month?
All beplace members need to ensure they pay the following three things every month:
Is my last month guaranteed?
The short answer: Absolutely!
Do I need to pay a security deposit?
No! That's the great thing about being a member of beplace's Perks & Rewards program. You pay your membership fees every month and get all the perks and rewards without having to pay a security deposit.
What do I do about maintenance requests?
While you'll be able to input maintenance requests through your online account, maintenance requests are directly handled by your landlord or management company. Now, if that happens to be us at one of our managed beplace Communities, then we'll take care of your requests in 72 hours or less! If we're not, we'll make sure to forward that request to your landlord ourselves.
What forms of payments do you accept?
How you pay is up to how you like spending your money...just keep the cash at home! We offer always-free EFT payments, $3.99 retail cash payments, as well as credit & debit card options.
How do you calculate my utilities?
beplace members are billed (at cost!) for all utilities except electricity alongside their rent each month. That's water, sewer, gas, trash, and pest control. And since it's impossible to gauge how much each tenant used when things like water are coming out of a single large pipe, we look at how big your unit is and calculate based on square footage. So the larger the apartment, the larger your share of the utilities. But we never markup the rate and we'll always work to try and bring the cost down for our members. Now, the alternative is that we stalk every bag of trash you toss out in your dumpsters...and that's just plain creepy.
What is my renewal rate?
Renewal rates tend to be a fuzzy topic that you usually get the run around on. Now going in circles is fine on a carousel, but not when it comes to your pocket. So for beplace members, you'll know exactly what you're going to pay at renewal...and it's ALL dependent on how timely you pay. Here's the breakdown:
Is my membership fee included in the rent?
No. Your membership fee is in addition to your rent. And your rent and utilities (except electricity) are also itemized. But they can ALL be paid monthly through your online account.
What fixtures can I customize?
Let's put it this way...you're not remodeling your home, you're customizing it. So here are the fixtures you can change: faucets, knobs, lights, shower heads, doors and appliances.
What if I don't have credit?
Our Starter membership is designed for people who are trying to build their renter credibility. And since we can't gauge your credit worthiness, we'll need you to bring in a guarantor who meets these minimum requirements:
What do I need to bring with me at move-in?
What happens if my landlord ends their participation in the Perks & Rewards program?
Don't fret! If your landlord decides to no longer offer our beplace Perks & Rewards program, they still have to honor the terms of the program for the remainder of your current lease.
When is my membership fee due?
Always by the 6th with your rent, utilities and other charges and fees. But if you're a renewing member, you get to 'Pick your Due Date', which may give you more time to pay.
What's the difference between your membership levels?
All Perks & Rewards members get to enjoy the same benefits of membership, such as $0 security deposits and 2% cashback on timely payments. The only difference is how much you'll pay each month based on your Transunion-assessed credit score.
How much is my membership fee?
It all depends on your membership level. Money can buy you many things but only renter credibility can buy you into these programs. Here's the breakdown of the monthly fee associated with each membership level:
Can I take advantage of landlord concessions with my Perks & Rewards membership?
Absolutely! Participating locations can offer any of their own unique concessions and move-in specials on top of our exisiting perks and rewards. Like Santa always says: "the more, the merrier!". And while those extra incentives will help you get through the door and into their units, our membership-based perks and rewards are here to stay for the length of your lease.
What happens if I'm late on my membership fees?
Don't worry, we won't boot you out on the 1st of the month for not paying your dues. We give you an extra 14 days to get current with us while enjoying all the perks and rewards. And we'll never charge you a late fee on your membership. Come the 15th though, we got to roll up our sleeves and get serious.
What are the late fees?
For your membership fees, we'll never charge you a late fee. It's either you're in or you're out.
How do I earn my 2% cashback?
In the most straightforward way possible: pay the total balance owed to your landlord by the 6th! That's it. And remember, the better you pay, the lower your renewal rate.
How do I redeem my 2% cashback?
Just stay within our network of participating locations and we'll apply your entire cashback amount to the 1st month of your renewal lease.
Do I have to stay in the same unit to redeem my 2% cashback?
No. We'll forward your earned 2% cashback to any participating location that you choose to make your next home. So long as they're within our network, you'll reap the reward.
What happens if I decide to upgrade/downgrade or move to another location?
Where you live is completely up to you! And you'll keep earning wherever and however many times you move within our network of participating locations. But here are the differences between staying in your current home and moving to a new home:
What do I need to do when moving to another participating location?
It's important that your standing with your old landlord is still good when moving into another one of our participating locations. Having any unsettled debts with your old landlord after we've vouched for you with your new landlord makes us both look bad!
Is it the same lease for every property?
The bulk of what you're signing is the same. But it's always in the details!
If I'm approved, can I live at any participating location?
Approval is based on qualifications tied to our Perks & Rewards program. While this does pre-qualify you to live at any participating location based on your credit, criminal and eviction screenings, we'll still need to match you to units your budget can afford. And we make that very straightforward...just multiply by 3.
Who will I be meeting at move-in?
You'll always be meeting with your new landlord or management company at move-in. But of course we won't leave you hanging. As a Perks & Rewards member, we'll send them all your details and let them know you're coming. And we're there for you during the entirety of your lease, giving you all the benefits of our members-only renter perks and rewards program.
Do I need to purchase renters insurance?
Only if you want the extra protection. Or maybe your auto-insurance gives it to you for pennies on the dollar! Either way, you're covered under the Perks & Rewards program with our tenant legal liability insurance coverage for up to $5,000 of your personal items and $100,000 of property damage. There is a $500 deductible that gets taken out of any paid claim so just make sure the claim is sizable enough to warrant a payment.
Who do I pay each month?
beplace! You'll always be using your online account to pay your dues.
How do I access my online account?
Once you are approved to become a Perks & Rewards member, your online account is created at the signing of your first lease.
How do I set up my account for recurring payment?
Once approved and matched to a unit, we'll send you an invite so you can set up your online account. That's how you'll sign your lease and pay your dues. And all you have to do is set up your recurring payment once and done! We'll charge your payment method every 1st of the month.
I'm already in a lease and paid a security deposit. Can I join your Perks & Rewards program?
We'd love to have you! Some things to know beforehand:
If I move in after the 1st of the month, is my rent prorated?
You're always paying a full month of rent when you first move-in. That's so your landlord is adequately protected against any sudden tardy or non-payment of rent when the next month hits. However, that just means you would've prepaid a bit of your second month's rent, at which point you only need to pay the difference.
What if utilities are already included in my rent?
That's not a problem! When your monthly bill hits your account, you'll just find two recurring charges instead of three. That's your rent & membership fee.
What if I accidentally carry a balance from one month to the next?
It's like Uncle Ben said in Spiderman: "With much power comes much responsibility"!
How long are the leases at your participating locations?
Our Perks & Rewards program are based on annual subscriptions tied to 12-month leases. So every 12 months, you get to decide whether you'd like to stay in your current home or look for a change of scenery.
How long is my approval good for?
Approval is good for 30 days! Once approved, the clock starts on getting you matched with units that you can afford and securing that unit with a signed lease and your first month's rent & membership fee.
What happens if I'm approved but there are not available units that meet my budget?
We'll put you on a waitlist and when a unit that meets your budget comes available, we'll let you know! Remember, units are on a first-come-first-serve basis so be ready to secure it as soon as it becomes available. We'll have as much info on our website as made available to us by our participating locations. That way you can make an informed decision all from the convenience of your phone or computer.
What happens if I'm filed in court for non-payment of rent or any other reason?
If your landlord has deemed you unfit to occupy the unit we placed you in, for any reasons associated with poor tenancy, then it's also this program and your fellow members' reputation that you've tarnished. So your membership will immediately be terminated and all the perks and rewards that you had earned and/or redeemed during the course of your tenancy may be reversed. You will also be banned from the program for a term of 3-years from the date of that termination.
What happens if I accidentally pay my landlord and not beplace?
What happens if I don't register my pet?
Our ability to offer you such an amazing program is based on the confidence of our participating locations in our members' ability to follow the rules.
Do all the participating locations advertised on your site have availabilities?
What you see is what you get at beplace! The locations we advertise on our site can change daily based on availability. So you'll always know where you can make your next home before you apply. Hurry though! Units are leased on a first-come-first-serve basis.
Do you have other participating locations?
Yes! Our beta launch of the Perks & Rewards program currently advertises participating locations that have availabilities you can call home.
What if I have poor credit?
We've partned with LeapEasy to provide renters that have less than favorable credit with a way to join our awesome Perks & Rewards program. If your application doesn't meet our minimum credit score, we'll direct you to apply with LeapEasy. They'll act as a professional guarantor of your lease should you pass their qualifications. Then they'll bounce your approval back to us so we can match you to a unit fo your choosing. Simple as that!
Last updated July 10, 2020. The situation is changing rapidly. Please check back for updates.
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