I am in the process of moving to California from out of state, looking for an apartment to rent.
I am currently unemployed and have no monthly income, but I have a decent amount of money in the bank and a substantial amount of money in mature EE savings bonds.
There's an apartment I have my eye on and these savings are much more than enough to pay 6 months rent in advance, something that I have offered to do. (I could pay a year in advance and still be just fine.)
However, the rental company requires proof of current income, regardless of any advance rent payments. I don't really get this since I'm happy to pay far in advance, but the property manager explained that it's company policy, and the best thing for me to do is legally document my ownership of the bonds so they can be considered "income".
Is there a way I can legally, officially prove that I own my savings bonds?
(I have good credit and rental history, and no criminal background. So this income issue is my only stumbling block.)