"It is far better to have no tenant than to have a bad tenant."
Rental Application Form
As one of the most popular and most used rental applications for residential rentals in the US, The LPA rental application form continues to aid landlords in tenant screening with ease and efficiency.
Over the years, some landlords have asked for a shortened version of the rental application containing only the key essentials needed to conduct a quick and efficient tenant screening on a rental prospect. We've recreated the application to fit one letter sized page.
Items contained in the rental application form are:
Authorization to obtain a copy of tenant's credit report(s) and verify any information given. We need this because it is illegal to pull a credit report without the tenant's written authorization according to the FCRA (Fair Credit Reporting Act).
Deposit Not Refundable, unless applicant is rejected. Deposit receipt and rental offer form is included in this rental application. (Applicants may not get their deposit back if they decide to change their mind.)
Includes Non-refundable screening fee agreement. The prospective tenant pays a screening fee when the rental application is submitted to you. This fee covers you for the cost of checking references and running credit reports!
Important background information on tenants including:
- maiden names, alias',
- Date of birth,
- social security numbers,
- driver license numbers,
- previous addresses,
- previous landlords and their phone #s,
- previous rent amounts,
- vehicles and license plate #s,
- intended residents,
- military status
- criminal history
- income and financial references
- bank accounts
- perjury and fraud warning
(Always take a copy of the the tenant's drivers license or other legal form of I.D. so you can verify the person you are screening is really the person whose references you are checking.)
Financial and Employment verification section. Get the right questions answered before negotiating on the rent.
This Real Estate Broker friendly form has an instruction checklist for rental agents and an optional space to enter rental commission and the last month rent in advance if applicable.
Get your LPA Rental Application FREE along with all our Essential Forms included in an LPA Membership.
Remember: "95% of tenant problems can be eliminated in the screening process!"
I'm sure you'll be pleased with the LPA Rental Application and the results it will help you achieve. - John Nuzzolese
Part of the Essential Forms Package
All forms are a part of the Essential Forms package along with 100+ other forms. You can access all of our landlord forms with an LPA membership.
LPA Landlords who use the LPA Rental Application also use:The Landlord Reference Qualifier
The Tenant-Finderô Telephone Worksheet
The LPA Tenant-Finderô Prospect Qualifying Chart
The Credit Reporting Disclosure Notice
The LPA Lease