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Application Process and Other FAQs

Thank you for your interest in our community. Please take the time to review the following information before submitting your application. Park West is located at 250 South Heath Road in Bakersfield, CA. 

RENTAL RATES, AVAILABLITY AND LEASE TERMS:
All rental rates are found on our website under the Floor Plans/Pricing/Availability tab found here.  We offer various lease terms which can be found under the same tab by clicking into Pricing when an apartment is available.  We offer 2 month to 12 month initial leases only and do not offer month to month initial tenancies. 

SHOWINGS :
We show available apartments after the current resident has vacated and the apartment has been cleaned.  Our apartments tend to move quickly and many choose to secure an available apartment before viewing it.

APPLICATION PROCESS:  
If you would like to move forward in renting an available apartment, please submit an online application by navigating to Floor Plans/Pricing/Availability tab, selecting the desired floor plan and choosing "View Details", and then selecting "Pricing" for the desired apartment. This brings up the pricing for the various lease terms. From here, select  "Apply Now" under the desired lease term.  Please select a move in date that is within 2 weeks of the estimated availability date. There is a $30 application fee for each applicant. There is a 24-48 hour time period for applications to be screened once all the required information is provided and the screening fee is paid.  Please review the Applicant Screening Policy found here.

HOLDING DEPOSITS AND AGREEMENTS:
Once an application has been approved, you will be charged a holding deposit equal to the security deposit and sign a Holding Deposit Agreement. Please note, whichever payment method you provided to pay the application fee will be charged with the holding deposit amount. The Holding Deposit Agreement will hold the unit for you until the agreed upon date. Once occupancy commences, the Holding Deposit converts to the Security Deposit. The Holding Deposit is refundable only if the apartment will not be ready for occupancy by the agreed upon date. Sample of the Holding Deposit Agreement found here.  In order to commence occupancy, you will be required to sign Landlord's Rental Agreement, and a sample of the Rental Agreement found here.  

PAYMENT METHODS:
Application Fee, Deposit and Move-In Fee payments must be paid by certified funds which include credit card, debit card, or cashiers check. We do not accept personal checks or money orders for move-in charges.

Monthly Rent payments are made through the secure Resident Portal via electronic bank (ACH), debit card or credit card. There is no fee for an electronic bank (ACH). A monthly recurring Auto-Payment may be set up.

UTILITIES:
Utility information can be found under the Utilities tab found here.

FIBER OPTIC INTERNET:
The entire complex is wired with 1Gig fiber optic internet and is delivered to each apartment by Mereo Networks. The monthly flat fee for this service is only $35.00 and is paid in addition to the monthly rent. A router has been installed in each apartment and no extra equipment is needed for internet access. There is no option to opt out of this service. 

PET POLICY:
Park West is a pet friendly community. Our pet policy can be found here.  A copy of our Pet Addendum can also be found here.

PARKING:
One bedroom apartments are allowed a maximum of 1 vehicle only to be parked in an assigned parking space and two bedroom apartments are allowed a maximum of 2 vehicles to be parked in 1 assigned and 1 unassigned parking space. 

E/V CHARGING:
The property will have 3 ChargePoint Smart CT4000 charging stations. Each station has two standard SAE J1772 Level 2 charging ports. Each port supplies up to 7.2kW of power. With this standard port, any EV can be charged.

SCHOOL DISTRICTS:
The public Jr. in the district is Rio Bravo Middle School and the public high school is Liberty High School. Private schools in the area include Garces Memorial High School, Stockdale Christian School, Bakersfield Christian High School, Saint Francis Parish School, and St. John's Lutheran School.

COVID-19 PRECAUTIONS
The well-being of our community is our top priority. Park West is open with essential services being provided. Leasing office hours are by appointment only. Residents are encouraged to use the resident portal for lease renewals, rent payments, work order requests and email inquiries. Maintenance teams will prioritize requests based on the level of urgency. To help ensure your safety and the safety of our staff, please continue to follow all state and local guidelines by practicing six feet social distancing, use hand sanitizer, and wear a face covering (if required). Effective 2/16/2022 face coverings are no longer required for fully vaccinated individuals (as defined by the CDC here) in most indoor public settings including those at our facility. They are, however recommended even if fully vaccinated should the risks be high.. More information on face covering guidelines can be found here. Virtual and self-tours are available. Learn more about what we are doing to maintain everyone's safety here.