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Our Rental Criteria

Read the criteria below and reach out to us if you have any questions.

Basic Criteria
Selection of a resident is based on income, credit, and tenant history or ownership. Each applicant must qualify individually based on references and credit, while the income requirement can be met as a household. Negative findings on one or more of the three areas can cause denial of an application. Denial of one application results in the denial of all applications.

Income
Monthly household gross income must equal three (3) times the stated monthly rent. PPM must be able to verify all income sources and reserves the right to disqualify applicants for failure to prove income and/or supply adequate documentation.

You are required to supply reasonable, reliable, and legal documentation on all income in either of the following forms:

  • Last two paycheck stubs.
  • Recent tax returns or W2.
  • Award letters (i.e. alimony, SSI, child support, new employment offer letter)
  • Self-employed individuals must be verified through State, or Federal tax returns.

Credit
PPM obtains a credit report for all applicants, and does not accept copies of credit reports from applicants, no exceptions. Good credit is required. Negative credit reports can be grounds for denial of an application.

Outstanding bad debts being reported on credit report of more than $100.00 but less than $1,000.00 may be accepted with proper explanation and proof.

After a bankruptcy has been discharged, applicant must show six (6) months of positive established credit.

Rental History or Property Ownership
PPM requires a minimum of two (2) years of rental history and/or proof of homeownership. Negative references can be grounds for denial of an application.

All references must be third party and verifiable.

PPM will make a reasonable attempt to contact references provided. PPM reserves the right to decline tenancy based on inability to contact reference provided.

Responsibility of Applicant
It is the responsibility of the applicant to inquire from PPM about any information on the application that they do not understand.

If notified, it is the responsibility of the applicant to accept the offer to rent by submitting a holding deposit.

Automatic Denials
1) Giving false information is automatic grounds for denial.
2) Three (3) or more 3-Day Notices within a 12 month period will result in denial.
3) Two (2) or more NSF checks within a 12 month period will result in denial.
4) Rental history reflecting any unpaid past due rent will result in denial.
5) Rental history reflecting any property damage or disturbance will result in denial.
6) Any collection filed by a property management company or landlord will result in denial.
7) Any applicant with unlawful detainer action or eviction within the past three (3) years will be denied.
8) If unable to verify the income necessary to pay rent, applicant will be denied.
9) Excessive collections will result in denial.
10) Outstanding debt to property management or landlord will result in denial.
11) Any applicant with a bankruptcy not shown as discharged will be denied until shown otherwise.

I understand and agree that by applying for this property I will create a: (1) NO PET PROFILE, or (2) PET/ ANIMAL PROFILE by visiting: https://portolarentals.petscreening.com and pay the application processing fee. Application fee: $20 per pet/animal; tenants with no pets or service animals are free of charge. Your rental application with Portola Property Management will not be processed until this profile is complete. If approved as a tenant, a fee of $25/pet is due monthly with the rent payment.

Areas We Serve

We serve all of Santa Cruz County including:

Santa Cruz
Capitola
Aptos
La Selva Beach
Scotts Valley
Watsonville

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What People Are Saying About Us

4.8/5
4.8 /5
51 Reviews

Survey
5.0/5
Sep 19, 2022
Portola Property Management Robert
Repairs were done quickly and professionally.
Facebook
5.0/5
Sep 8, 2022
Facebook Portola Property Management Ngabire
WOW!! I'm still looking at my bank account with amazement, I remember a few months back I had nothing I couldn't boast of 1000$ in my bank account cause I've lost my life savings and pension to scammers, I had lost all hope in life. until Mrs. Clarice Haynes, the lady who changed my life totally. I had concluded that all account managers in groups were scammers but she proved me wrong, every time I apologize to her for doubting her from the start. Everyone needs to meet HER. She is the one, I urge you reading this not to conclude that every account manager are the same I propose you try Mrs. Clarice Haynes and see for yourself before concluding. Reach Her at Email:claricehaynestrades@gmail.com WhatsApp:+1(705)806-0465
Survey
5.0/5
Aug 24, 2022
Portola Property Management Lupe
I submitted a request and got a response quick
Google
5.0/5
Aug 20, 2022
Google Portola Property Management Stephen
These guys have been my manager for many years, they do all the heavy lifting, all the background checks taxes insurance emergencies landscaping…… and I get a check every month on time, and a statement to give to my bookkeeper at tax time.. I am living the dream because of these awesome women 🙏❤️👍👏🌹🇺🇸
Survey
5.0/5
Jul 27, 2022
Portola Property Management James
Portola Property managers were attentive to our needs, and it has been a pleasure working with them during our move in. The house is clean and tidy, A couple of small repairs were needed, and they were performed by a very friendly handyman (Mike). We are very happy in our new home.
Survey
4.0/5
Jul 14, 2022
Portola Property Management Ron
I was very happy with the process to get my leaking hot water tank replaced. I was able to do it through the property management website and the job was completed very fast. Communicating with the management company has been an issue in the past when I was applying for my lease but I believe their lack of response was due to them being overwhelmed during COVID.
Survey
4.0/5
Jun 19, 2022
Portola Property Management JC
Been at this rental for years, very happy
Google
5.0/5
Jun 6, 2022
Google Portola Property Management Shelly
Rented from Portola, they were a good rental company . Zero complaints.Portola helped get into my place, that I love, early pandemic, with very little complications...in a very complicated time. Carissa, was fabulous with me and doing everything to help me get in on a timely basis, im disabled, so this was huge for me..* Thank you Carissa* So, a big shout out to her and the company!
Google
5.0/5
May 24, 2022
Google Portola Property Management Tricia
Carissa at Portola Management does a great job making sure that my tenants get what they need in a timely manner.
Survey
4.0/5
May 19, 2022
Portola Property Management Shelly
Not any problems with Portola. They did a good job getting me a home during the beginning of the pandemic. No complaints! Friendly staff
Google
5.0/5
May 19, 2022
Google Portola Property Management Bob
PPM has always handled our property very well. Since we live 1000 miles away, it's nice to have someone local to solve any problems and keep things current.
Survey
5.0/5
May 16, 2022
Portola Property Management Louise
Thank you.
Survey
5.0/5
May 16, 2022
Portola Property Management Cary
Excellent maintenance practices and friendly staff.
Google
5.0/5
May 16, 2022
Google Portola Property Management Josh
Portola has managed our condo for a few years. They were very helpful in managing some renovations. Bookkeeping is prompt and well documented. We have been very happy with their services.
Google
5.0/5
May 16, 2022
Google Portola Property Management Stephen
Saving me money, grey hair,ulcers,trouble,time .....they guys let me sleep nights and NOT WORRY about tenants or leaks or….ANYTHING!!
Survey
5.0/5
Apr 24, 2022
Portola Property Management Robert
We had a very pleasant experience at 204 Vista Prieta Court for 5 years....The management team did a good job with solving problems as soon as possible....Carissa did an excellent job of taking over when Sue and Kelly left......Thank You for all you did......You all take care!!
Survey
5.0/5
Apr 23, 2022
Portola Property Management Arnoldus
Perfect
Survey
5.0/5
Apr 22, 2022
Portola Property Management Ascencion
Laura Gide me exactly as i need thanks Laura i wish she work for me
Survey
5.0/5
Apr 19, 2022
Portola Property Management Dustin
The vendor did a great job, and was happy with the work and the amount of time it took to finish the job.
Survey
5.0/5
Feb 19, 2022
Portola Property Management Marie
The maintenance man worked quickly to resolve the issue.
Survey
5.0/5
Feb 17, 2022
Portola Property Management Reynaldo
The repair was done quick to my satisfaction.
Survey
4.0/5
Feb 16, 2022
Portola Property Management Staci
Karissa is great!
Google
5.0/5
Jan 13, 2022
Google Portola Property Management Sylvia
Great people to do business with, fast and friendly, Happy new year!!
Google
5.0/5
Jan 5, 2022
Google Portola Property Management SC
We have rented with PPM for over 2 years and they have been great to rent from. They are very responsive with maintenance requests. The portal they utilize for rent payments and maintenance requests is easy to use. We highly recommend renting with Portola Property management!
Survey
5.0/5
Dec 19, 2021
Portola Property Management Stacey
We have really enjoyed renting through Portola property management. They respond quickly to anything needed!

Community Affiliations

Portola Property Management has had the opportunity to make charitable donations and/or partner with the following organizations:

Community Affiliations of Portola Property Management

We Do Business in Accordance with the Federal Fair Housing Law which states it is illegal to Discriminate Against Any Person Because of Race, Color, Religion, Sex, Handicap, Familial Status, National Origin, or Sexual Orientation.

Want to Learn More?

If you’d like to learn more about our properties and what it’s like to work with Portola Property Management, get in touch. We’d be happy to talk more about our rental properties, our application requirements, and our leasing process.

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Portola Property Management

1210 Brommer St,
Santa Cruz, CA 95062
(831) 475-1355 | (831) 475-1428
rentals@portolarentals.com
After-Hours Emergency: (888) 315-7713
CA DRE #02124826

Affiliated Companies:
Real Estate Connections: San Jose Property Management
Sunburst Properties: Sacramento Property Management