Frequently Asked Questions
We hope this page is helpful to answer common questions, however, we also encourage you to reach out to our Leasing Team! We are at your service, and know the areas of Oak Lawn, Uptown, and Dallas very well. We would be happy to answer any questions you have about moving to Echo and Dallas in general.
How Do I Apply for an Apartment?
APPLICATIONS & LEASING
We have an online application (click "Applicants" at top-right). To apply, you must register, review our rental criteria, and then submit your application and all application fees via Credit Card. You will have the opportunity to invite co-occupants to apply and upload a copy of your most recent paystub for proof of income. Applicants must have a combined gross income of 3x the monthly rent. Please do not hesitate to contact our office with any questions. We try to let you know your application results as quickly as possible, and most applications only take 1-2 business days.
What is the Application Fee?
The application is $75 per adult applicant. We also require $99 at the time of application to reserve and hold your apartment. This amount is fully-refundable should you wish to cancel your application within 24 hours, or should your application be Denied. When your application is approved, this holding fee amount can be put toward your deposit at move-in.
How much is the Security Deposit and Administrative Fee?
We require a $150 Administrative Fee at move-in. Once your application is approved, you will have the option between a $99 Non-Refundable Deposit Waiver or a $300 Fully-Refundable Security Deposit. If your application comes back as Low Accept or Conditional, an additional deposit will be required.
Do you accept Co-Signers?
Yes. Co-signers must complete an application and make 5x the monthly rent.
What Lease Terms are available at Echo?
We offer leases terms from 2-15 months. When your initial lease term expires, you may choose to renew your lease or continue on month-to-month. Please note that rental rates will vary by lease term.
Does Echo have Furnished Apartments?
No, Echo does not have furnished apartments available for rent, however we are happy to recommend furniture rental services to you and assist you with the decision process.
What is the Pet Policy?
We are a pet-friendly community with a dog park and dog washing station! All pets must be accompanied on leashes when walking around property grounds. Guests and residents are responsible for immediately and responsibly cleaning up after their animals. We also require:
Maximum of 2 Pets per Home
$200 Non-Refundable Pet Fee (per Pet)
$200 Fully-Refundable Pet Deposit (per Pet)
$25/month Pet Rent (per Pet)
Breed Restrictions apply, and include: Pit Bull, Staffordshire Bull Terrier (American or English), Rottweiler, Doberman Pinscher, Chow, German Shepherd, Mastiff (Bull or Cane Corsos), Malamute, Husky, Presa Canario, American Bull Dog, Great Dane, Akita, Wolf Hybrid, and any hybrids, combinations, or mixes of the above.
Does Echo require Renter's Insurance?
Yes. All applicants are pre-approved for rental insurance through ePremium. If you would like to use a different carrier (many companies allow you to bundle auto and renter's insurance), please consult the office so we can provide you with our minimum coverage requirements.
What is the Parking Policy?
Echo enjoys ample resident and guest parking in a secure two-story parking garage below the building. Residents may reserve up to two parking spots for $25 a month per parking spot. We also offer electric vehicle charging to our residents.
How late is the Gym open at Echo?
Our gym is accessible 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
What forms of payment does Echo accept for Rent?
Residents are encouraged to sign up for easy online payments through Echo's Resident Services website. You may access the website on a computer or mobile device, or download the RENTCafe app. You may pay rent via your Checking Account (ACH), Credit Card, Debit Card, or personal check. Please note that paying via ACH does not not incur a convenience fee.
UTILITIES & OTHER MONTHLY FEES
What other Monthly Fees and Utilities should I Budget for at Echo?
No hidden fees here. If you have any budget concerns, please let us know so we can find the best apartment to fit your needs. We hope to provide our residents with all the information they need to make a confident rental decision.
Please note that Water, Sewer, and Pest Control fees are paid by Management.
Residents are responsible to pay:
$70/month for Standard Cable and Internet with Time Warner Cable
$25/month for Valet Trash Pick
$3/month for CWE Administrative Fee
$10-15/month for Renter's Insurance (estimate for ePremium or your preferred carrier)
Monthly Electric Bill, Paid by Resident to Provider of Choice
Monthly Phone Bill, Paid by Resident to Time Warner Cable
Monthly Cable and Internet Bill, if Resident Elects to Upgrade Service