Rental Application

Fair Housing:

Lawson Realty Group, LLC strictly abides by the Federal Fair Housing act the VA Fair Housing act and principles of equal opportunity.  We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, physical or mental disability, or familial status.


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Each occupant 18 years or older must complete a rental application.  Our application processing fee is $35.00 per application. This is a non-refundable fee. We will consider co-signers.  Co-signers will be required to fill out a separate application. Any co-signer will be fully obligated to all the conditions and terms of the Lease Agreement.

Credit Criteria:

Lawson Realty Group, LLC will obtain a credit report for each applicant. This report must be generated by Lawson Realty Group, LLC and not the applicant.  While we rely heavily on creditworthiness, it is not the sole determining factor in our decision to approve or decline your application.  In addition to a credit report, we also run a fraud search, eviction search, bad check search, national criminal database scan, and drivers license verification. We may also contact current and previous landlords, employers, and/or references provided by you.

Income Verification:

Please provide us with copies of your last two paycheck stubs or a letter on company letterhead from your employer to verify income. If you are unemployed or self­-employed, please provide a copy of last year’s income tax return and your last 3 months bank statement. Other income such as retirement, SIIS, child support, etc. must have reliable documentation if you wish us to consider it.


Photo identification is required. Please provide us with a copy of your driver’s license, military ID, or state ID.

Smoking Policy:

All of our properties are non ­smoking properties. No smoking is permitted inside any of our rental homes.

False Information:

If any information provided on your application proves to be false or misleading, your application will be denied, and your application fee(s) forfeited.  If you have already entered into a rental agreement on the property when we discover that you’ve provided false information, you will be subject to immediate eviction from the premises.

Application Processing Timeline:

It usually takes a day or two to process rental applications. Please see the rating system we use to score your application.  If you have any questions about completing your application, please call our office at 540-345-9141.


  • Length in Field of Employment
  • Rent to Income Ratio
  • Debt to Income Ratio
  • Credit (F.I.C.O.) Score
  • Payment History
  • Length of Residency (Average over the last five years)
  • Late rental payments
  • Criminal History
  • Prior Evictions
  • Condition of prior residence upon departure
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G. Trigg Copenhaver
Lawson Realty Group has managed my father’s and my properties for ever 12 years. They simplify the business of owning properties by providing comprehensive services from initial leasing services to ongoing maintenance to lease close-out. They are always available to serve tenant needs and answer my questions and treat each of my properties as if they were their own. Their services allow me to focus on my business while resting easy in the knowledge that my property investments are being properly cared for. I would recommend their services to all.
Dereck Cundiff
Our family’s rental home in South Roanoke is our family’s primary financial investment. The peace of mind we have knowing that the home is being managed by Lawson Realty Group is priceless. We feel confident in endorsing Lawson Realty Group to anyone in the market, as they are always professional and responsive to our needs as owners, and to the needs of our tenants.
Dwight and Gwen Thompson
Hi Rob, Thank you so much for the excellent work you have done managing my house in Roanoke. I’ve appreciated your interest and concern and the businesslike way you have managed maintenance and marketing. Best wishes to you and your family. Hope you have a joyful holiday season and a peaceful new year.
Angie Francis
We used Rob as our purchasing agent for our recent move. Rob is a very experienced and hard working professional. He assisted us in all areas of our purchase, from finding the perfect home to securing financing, and finding professionals to help us with some renovations. Most importantly, however, is the issue of trust. Like many areas of life, you have to work with a REALTOR you can trust, and I trust Rob implicitly. I would highly recommend Rob for all of your real estate needs, whether you are purchasing, selling, looking to rent your property, or simply need some knowledgeable advice.
Matthew and Lauren Dunne
Rob made what is typically a very stressful situation a fun and enjoyable one. He went out of his way to guide us and make time for us.His knowledge of the area was a great asset in helping us choose the location we wanted to live. He took the time to answer every question we had, making us feel as comfortable as possible, as we were first time buyers. I would HIGHLY recommend him to anyone in need of a Realtor. He has an amazing personality, is very easy to work with, and makes sure you are 150% satisfied!
Chris and Brent Laughorne
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Ellen Arledge
Thanks Rob! You guys are top notch and we are glad we choose you!
Andrew Null
Thank you Rob. And just a note, I really appreciate the job you guys do with the management. You keep me informed and are very attentive to the needs of the tenant, while being very mindful of the costs for the owner.
Jeff Ansell

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