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The Days of Huge Move-In Costs are Over!

With Renter Access by Leap the apartment you want is within reach. We’ll get you approved and help ensure you keep your hard-earned money.

No application fees, you pay a one-time service fee ONLY if you take the apartment. How great is that?  

How It Works

Apply Online

Complete our free, easy application and upload a few supporting documents.

Get Approved

We’ll review your application and get back to you in 30 minutes.*

Get Your Keys

We’ll confirm a few details with your landlord and you’re ready to sign your lease. Done and done!

Haven’t Found Your Favorite Apartment Yet?

No problem! Apply today (it’s free!) and get pre-approved even before you start your search.

Features and Benefits

Gain Access

With Leap, you can get into the apartment you actually want, not just the one landlords say you qualify for.

Save Your Money

Keep those big security deposits in your bank account. One fee replaces thousands in traditional up-front costs.

Easy App

Our application takes 4 minutes to complete and can be submitted on your phone, tablet, or computer.

Fast Approvals

You’ve searched high and low for the perfect place. With approvals in 30 minutes* you won’t have to wait to move into your new digs.

FAQs

What is the Renter Access Program?

With Renter Access, Leap fills in for a guarantor or parent co-signer when required by a landlord. We replace the need for large move-in costs and co-signers.

Who can apply with Leap?

Anyone can apply for our Renter Access Program. We accept applications from students, international students, working professionals, self-employed entrepreneurs and everyone in between.

What are the requirements to qualify with Leap?

You must be 18 years or older and have the right to study or work in the U.S.

Can I get approved before I find an apartment?

Absolutely! Complete your application and we’ll identify the maximum monthly rental amount you qualify for.

FAQs

What is the Leap service fee?

Instead of dropping thousands of dollars upfront in move-in costs, applicants typically pay the equivalent of less than 1 month’s rent for Renter Access.

How can I pay the Leap service fee?

Your one-time, upfront fee will be paid before you sign your lease. Payments can be made to Leap via credit card or certified bank check.

Do all renters listed on the lease need to apply for the Renter Access Program?

Yes, if your name is on the lease, you will need to apply and be accepted for the Renter Access Program. This doesn’t apply to subletting roommates.

What documents are needed to apply?

Depending on your individual situation, different documents will be required. Typically, photo ID, recent bank statements and, if applicable, copies of your student or work Visa, pay stubs and proof of paid tuition will be needed.

What is the length of the coverage?

We cover leases up to 18 months.

What does the Renter Access Program cover?

Renter Access gets you in to the apartment of your choice and may eliminate the need to provide large up-front fees and deposits. Otherwise, your responsibilities as a renter are the same. You still have to pay your bills. Leap cannot protect you from missed payments or eviction—so be cool.

What is the complete application process?

  1. Applications are submitted by all renters on our website.
  2. Once everyone has applied, you’ll get a decision within 30 minutes.*
  3. Documents are collected and reviewed.
  4. All renters sign the tenant agreement and pay our fee
  5. We will provide all necessary documents to the landlord. You’re ready to sign your lease and move in!

I’m not a U.S. Citzen, can Leap help me?

Yes! Leap accepts applications from foreign citizens with a student or work Visa, enrollment into a university and a few additional documents.

Is the Leap service fee a security deposit?

No, the service fee is a one-time payment to secure the apartment. The fee removes or significantly reduces the move-in costs owed to your landlord.

What if the apartment I’ve found does not partner with Leap?

Simply provide us with the building or landlord information and we’ll reach out to them. Most landlords can be registered as a partner on the same business day. We’ll do everything we can to help secure the apartment for you.

Keep Your Money. Get Approved.

Complete our application and get approved. It’s that easy. Then use the money you saved to celebrate your new place! Hello fancy dinner.

* During standard business hours.