Online Apartment Application

To apply for an apartment, please complete the form below. Upon submission of the form, you will be directed to PayLease for payment of any necessary fees. To review our approval guidelines, click here.

*denotes required field

Type of Application

*Choose One:
New ApplicantRoommate to existing leaseSubleaseCo-signer

(If you are a cosigner, please indicate for which applicant you are co-signing)

Select your apartment:


*Apartment Address, including unit #:

*Name of Leasing Agent or Agency

*Quoted Monthly Rent:

*Move-in date:

About you:

*Full Name, including middle initial:

*Social Security Number:

*Date of Birth:

*Primary Phone Number:

*Email Address:

*Current Address, including City, State, and Zip:

*Current Landlord Name:

Current Landlord Phone:

*Current Rent or Mortgage Payment:

When did you move in to your current apt?

*Emergency Contact Name:

*Emergency Contact Phone:

*Are you able to provide a cosigner if necessary?

*Have you ever been convicted of a felony?

*Have you ever been evicted?

Other Occupants:

*Number of Occupants 18 years or older applying for this apartment (include self):

*Names of Occupants:

*Number of Occupants 18 years or younger:

*Names of Other Occupants:

*Pets, including Type, Size & Number

About your income:

*Employer or Student/University at:


*Monthly Gross Income:

*Length of Service:

*Supervisor's Name:

*Supervisor Phone #:

*Supervisor E-mail Address:

*Other sources of income, if any, such as second/part-time jobs, student loans, alimony, savings, trust funds, parents, bonuses, tips, etc:

*Monthly Gross Income from other source(s):

Applications cannot be processed without proof of income. To avoid any delays in processing, please submit copies of your two most recent pay stubs (and prior year's W-2 or 1099 form where possible) to verify employment/income. Income and other supporting data may attached below, submitted via email to, or by delivery to the Bertsch Properties at 4554 N Maplewood Ave, Chicago IL. There is a 24 hour dropbox located in the lobby.

Acceptable file types: GIF, JPG, PNG, PDF, TXT, DOC, DOCX. Maximum file size 12MB.

(all boxes must be checked)

*I certify that all of the information in this application is true and correct. I understand that if any information is found to be incorrect or untrue, it shall be grounds for termination of my lease or rejection of my application.
*I understand that each occupant over the age of 18 and each co-signer must complete an application and sign the lease.
*If I am 18 years or older, I agree to provide a non-refundable background check processing fee of $50 with this applicantion.
*I agree to provide a administrative fee of $350 with this application. PLEASE NOTE: The administrative fee does NOT apply to co-signers, sub-lessees, or new roommates to an existing lease. I understand that this fee shall not be refunded unless Bertsch Properties rejects my application or my apartment of choice is unavailable. I understand that this fee shall be retained by Bertsch Properties as liquidated damages if I choose to not rent this apartment. I understand that this payment is required and provided in lieu of a security deposit.
*I understand that upon Bertsch Properties' receipt of this administrative fee, this apartment will be held off the market for the duration of my background check and, if my application is approved, for a maximum of two (2) business days thereafter. I agree to sign a lease, provide the first month's rent and pay the non-refundable pet fee, if applicable, within two (2) business days of Bertsch Properties' acceptance of my application.
*If applying for 900-02 W. Hazel/4504-10 N Hazel, 4908-18 N Glenwood, 4920-24 N Glenwood/1407-13 W Argyle, 4804-06 N. Avers/3830-44 W Lawrence, 819-821 W. Sunnyside, 4440-48 N. Western, 4630 N Beacon, or 5005-11 N Glenwood:
 I understand that I may keep no more than either: (a) 1 dog or 2 cats, or (b) 1 cat and 1 dog, and that the maximum weight of my combined pets shall not exceed 50 lbs. (35 lbs at 4630 N Beacon). I agree to keep no other animals except cats and dogs in this apartment. I agree to provide a $250 non-refundable dog fee and a $100 non-refundable cat fee for each cat.

 If applying for any other building:
I understand that I may keep no more than 2 cats in the apartment at any one time, and agree to keep no other animals except cats in this apartment. I agree to provide a $100 non-refundable cat fee for each cat.

*I authorize Bertsch Properties and/or its agent to perform such background research as is necessary to confirm my suitability as a tenant and to verify the information included above, including checking my credit/consumer history, confirming my employment, confirming my criminal and eviction history, and confirming my prior rental/mortgage history.
*I understand that this application shall not be deemed complete until all applicable fees and proof of income have been submitted.
*In lieu of a signature, by checking this box, I hereby apply for a lease as described above.