Free Tenant Application Form for Landlords
Use RentPrep’s FREE tenant application form when applicants are looking to apply at your apartment or rental property.
This tenant application is used to gather imperative information about your applicant such as:
- Personal information
- Current and previous addresses
- List of other potential occupants
- Employment and income information
- Personal references
- Background information
Besides all of the personal information you will obtain from the applicant, this tenant application form also contains a “Criminal Background and Credit Check Consent Release“.
Landlords simply cannot run a background check on a prospective tenant without his or her signature giving authorization to do so.
It Doesn’t Stop With a Tenant Application Form
Here are some tips for landlords to remember:
[dropcap style="text" color="black"]1[/dropcap]Always run a background check on your applicants using a tenant screening service.
[dropcap style="text" color="black"]2[/dropcap]Your rental application must have a section for them to sign off, stating it is okay for you to run a background check on the individual. Luckily, RentPrep’s tenant application form contains this.
[dropcap style="text" color="black"]3[/dropcap]A prospective renter is not legally required to fill in their date of birth. In order to combat this, ask for a copy of their driver’s license. Be cautious if you decide to rent to someone who is unwilling to provide proof of identification.
[dropcap style="text" color="black"]4[/dropcap]Make sure your applicant fills out his/her previous landlord/employer’s information on the rental application. Contact them and see what kind of tenant your applicant was and to verify that they actually work at that particular place of employment.
[dropcap style="text" color="black"]5[/dropcap]Use your gut instinct when deciding who to rent to. Any standard background check from RentPrep is sufficient to help aid you during your decision making process.
Ready to screen your applicants? Make sure you download your tenant application form below and then check out RentPrep’s tenant screening services to and learn how you can protect yourself and your tenants!
Free Tenant Application Download
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