FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

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QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS

Who Needs an Application

All applicants and prospective occupants 18 years of age and older need to complete an application. Start your application via APPLY HERE.

Income, Credit, and Rental History Requirements

Applicants must have an acceptable income and credit history. Acceptable credit history is based on several credit reporting factors, not solely your credit score. Applicants with an active bankruptcy, which is considered open or filed within the last 2 years, will be denied. Applicants with negative previous rental history at any community, including: repeat lease violations, payment history, or an unpaid balance, may be denied, or an additional security deposit may be required. Third-party consumer credit reporting agencies are used to verify applicants’ identity, credit, and criminal history.

Income Requirements – Applicant

Applicants must have a total household gross monthly income that is equal to or greater than 3x the monthly rent. Example: If you are applying to rent an apartment with a total monthly rent equal to $2,000 per month, your household must have a total gross income of at least $6,000 per month or greater. Should applicants fail to meet the minimum income requirements, a guarantor MAY be used to qualify.

Income Requirements – Guarantor

Guarantors must have an individual gross monthly income that is equal to or greater than 5x the monthly rent. Example: If you are applying to rent an apartment with a total monthly rent equal to $2,000 per month, your guarantor must have an individual gross income of at least $10,000 per month or greater. Guarantors must provide a social security number in order to be considered for qualification. After approval, guarantors must complete an application given by an onsite team member.

Proof of Income

All potential leaseholders must provide acceptable proof of income documentation supporting their stated income amount from their rental application within 48 hours from the time it is requested. Examples of qualifying proof of income documentation include, but are not limited to: Income Requirements.

Criminal Background

All applicants and prospective occupants 18 years of age and older must submit an application for a criminal background check to verify criminal history. The application of any person may be denied at any time based on a history of particular criminal background. It is policy to consider felony convictions, misdemeanor convictions, or deferred adjudication for offenses involving actual or potential physical harm to person(s) or property; sex or morals related offenses; offenses involving manufacture, sale, or delivery of any controlled substance, drug paraphernalia, or weapons; or fraud or financial offenses.

Renter's Insurance

Prior to moving in, applicants must provide a renter’s insurance policy which contains at least $100,000 in Personal Liability Insurance.

Required Documentation

Valid government-issued photo identification is required for all applicants. Applicants may be required to provide additional government-issued identification should a fraud alert or credit bureau warning message be returned during the credit screening process. Examples of government-issued photo identification are a state-issued driver’s license or ID card, passport or passport card.

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QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS

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LEASE INFORMATION

Lease Terms

9-15 month lease terms available

Rent Payment Forms Accepted

Acceptable forms of payment include: ACH payments, Money Order, Cashier’s Check, Personal Check, Credit Cards* Additional Fees May Apply. Cash is not accepted.

Roommate Changes

If a new leaseholder moves in, the new leaseholder and all remaining leaseholders must fill out an application and qualify according to income and criminal standards. If a roommate moves out, all remaining leaseholders will need to re-qualify according to income and criminal standards.

Relocation Guarantee

We offer the ability for residents to conveniently transfer homes within The Berkman. Please see a member of the office staff for more details.

RENT PAYMENT

Rent is due the 1st of the month.




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LEASE INFORMATION

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ADMINISTRATION FEE

DEPOSIT

$500—$1,000 

APPLICATION FEE

 $50.00 per adult applicant. 

ADMIN

$250

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The Berkman

Learn more about the deposit & fees you can expect when Berkman is your home.

PETS

Dog
  • Maximum Pets (per apartment) 2 
  • Maximum Weight (per pet) None specified 
  • Monthly Rent (per pet) $50.00 
  • Deposit (per pet; refundable) $250.00
Cat
  • Maximum Pets (per apartment) 2 
  • Maximum Weight (per pet) None specified 
  • Monthly Rent (per pet) $35.00 
  • Deposit (per pet; refundable) $250.00
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PETS

We are excited to have your pets live at The Berkman. Discover the details of our pet policy here.

PARKING

  • First Parking Stall-Reserved | $159/month
  • First Parking Stall-Unreserved | $125/month
  • First Electric Parking Stall | $175/month

STORAGE

  • Smaller Unit | $75/month
  • Larger Unit | $125/month
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PARKING & STORAGE

Have questions about the parking & storage policies? Find the details here.

Utility Details

  • WATER/SEWER | 
  • GAS | 
  • ELECTRICITY | 
  • TRASH | 
  • INTERNET |

The amount you pay for utilities each month will vary based on a variety of factors, including, the size of your home, the number of occupants, weather, and utility rate changes. Further questions regarding utilities can be answered by calling or emailing.

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UTILITIES

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AMENITIES

  • Chef's Kitchen
  • Indoor/ Outdoor Entertainment
  • Pet Spa
  • Work-From-Home Suites
  • Live Smart – Touch free applications, unlock your door with the LATCH app, and be able to share temporary access with visitors and service providers. 
  • Fitness Center
  • Swimming Pool
PACKAGE LOCKERS
  • The community does have a package room.
  • You use Butterfly MX digital access to retrieve your packages.
  • Access to the package room is available 24/7.
  • There is no so additional cost or monthly fee to use the package room.




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COMMUNITY AMENITIES

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NEIGHBORHOOD

The Berkman is located downtown, directly across from the Mayo Clinic. Rochester, MN was ranked one of the top 100 Best Places to Live in 2022.

What are some nearby grocery stores?

Fresh Thyme Farmer's Market, Hy-Vee, Trader Joe’s, Natural Grocers, and ALDI.

What are the top nearby restaurants/ bars?

Twigs Tavern & Grille, Chester’s Kitchen & Bar, Terza Ristorante, Pasquale’s Neighborhood Pizzeria, Red Cow, Canadian Honker and Olde Brick House.

Where is the nearest transit station (bus, train, etc.)?

Shuttle that stops in front of the building.

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NEIGHBORHOOD

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ADDITIONAL SERVICES

Does the community have valet trash?

No

Is there a cleaning company on-site?

Yes, housekeeping is on-site.

Does the community have rentable furniture?

Yes, through CORT.

Does the community have a moving company to assist?

We recommend, Two Men And A Truck.


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RESIDENT SERVICES

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