Please see below for frequently asked questions. If you don’t find what you are looking for, please call our office at 419-385-5555. One of our friendly staff members will be more than happy to answer any questions you may have.

1.  What criteria are used to make a decision about a rental?

To make a decision about whether an applicant is eligible for rental, we look at four things: (1) we do a credit and background check; (2) we ask for income/employment verification; (3) we request a reference from your previous landlord; (4) we check for any prior evictions. These are the four criteria that we use to determine eligibility for rental as well as the total amount of the security deposit.

2.  Is there an application fee? Who has to pay the application fee?

Yes, there is a non-refundable application fee of $30 which is used to run a credit & background check for each rental applicant. Any income-contributing occupant of a property who is over the age of 18, or any adult over the age of 21 who will be occupying the property (regardless of income status), is required to submit a separate application and fee to have a credit & background check run.

3.  How can I pay the application fee?

The application fee can be paid online using a debit card or electronic check (banking account), or you can pay the fee in person with exact cash or money order by visiting our office at 1725 Arlington Ave., Toledo, Ohio 43609.

4.  Do you accept pets? What fees are associated with having a pet?

Yes; we do accept pets (cats and dogs*) at some of our properties. If you plan on having a pet at your property, you will be required to pay a one-time, non-refundable pet fee of $150.00. Tenants with a pet will also be required to pay an additional $30.00 per month in rent for “pet rent”. **

*We do have a small list of restricted dog breeds as specified by our insurers, so please be sure to disclose your dog’s breed when asking questions about pets, pet fees, etc.

** These fees cover a maximum of 2 pets (there is an additional $150 deposit required for each additional pet after the first two). All pets residing at the property must be officially disclosed (in writing) to Buckeye Northwest Realty. If at any time it is discovered that there is a pet residing at the property which has not been properly reported, regardless of whether a tenant has already paid the initial pet fee or is already paying the monthly pet rent, additional fees may be assessed.

5. What if I have bad credit? What if I have NO credit?

We understand that not everyone has perfect credit, so don’t allow poor credit or lack of credit to prevent you from applying, especially if you feel you would be able to meet the other rental criteria (i.e. income, free of evictions, clean background check, landlord reference).

6.  What forms of income are acceptable to submit as part of my application?

Acceptable sources of income which you can submit as proof of average household income include:

7.  How do I make an appointment to see a property?

To make an appointment to see one of the properties we have listed for rent on our website, please call our office at 419-385-5555.

8.  Do you work with FOCUS?

Yes; we do work with FOCUS tenants, and we would be more than happy to speak with you regarding your specific housing needs. Call our office for more information.

9.  Do you accept Section 8?

We accept Section 8 approved applicants only. No property is guaranteed for section 8 approval, but we can ask the property owner for approval for qualified applicants. The following section 8 applicants need to meet the following requirements:

  1. Applicant needs to have a credit score of 580 or better.
  2. No eviction in the past seven years.
  3. Applicant must have a verifiable and positive landlord reference.


10.  How do I begin the application process?

Our application process can be completed almost entirely online. First, you will need to fill out the online application on our website (to start the application, follow this link .) The application portion can be started for free. Next, you will submit your application fee, and we will subsequently send you the link to approve and execute the credit and background checks. Once those steps have been completed, we ask that you submit all eligible proof(s) of income (either via fax, email, or in person to our office). After we have collected all necessary information, our leasing managers will process the file to make a decision, and you are usually contacted within 1 to 2 business days with our decision.

11.  How can I submit proof of income?

Proof of income can be submitted by sending an email to leasing@buckeyenw.com, by sending a fax to 419-385-5550, or by dropping copies off at our office at 1725 Arlington Ave., Toledo, Ohio 43609. If you send an email, you can attach PDF copies or, if you are able to take CLEAR, LEGIBLE photos of your paystubs, etc., you may email JPG photos of your income sources.

If you have a question not on our FAQ page, contact the buckeye office at 419-385-5555

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