1 Fill in all of the data below to customize the document to your specific requirements.
2 Click "Create my Agreement" to view your document. You can go back and edit at any time.
3 Finalize your document, and then continue to download it in RTF, PDF or HTML Format directly to your computer.
This is our highly customizable and easily printable rental application form.
We have created this rental application form with as much customization options as possible. Even options where we KNOW you will never have to remove – such as requesting the applicants name – we’ve included as optional. Just because we can!
Let’s go through the form section by section and quickly explain it.
First of all, you have the option of choosing multiple landlords. If there’s 1 name just put in your name, and if there are two landlords select the number 2 and choose that.
Next, you need to choose the type of property and then the address of the property.
Then we move onto the applicants personal information. Here, you can choose to request their name, date of birth, phone number, work phone number, mobile phone number, social security number and drivers license number. Whew!
Note that while it is not illegal to request the social security number, the tenant does not have to provide it. You may wish to omit that one. However for your ease, we have set our custom rental application up with EVERYTHING selected as “yes” as we know the majority of it you will need. Anything you don’t want to include, simple click “No” beside it.
So okay – that’s the applications personal information all requested. But you may want to know information about their current living situation, so you can check with their existing landlord about whether or not they’re a good tenant!
So in that section, you can choose to ask about their current living arrangements. We then offer a wealth of options such as their current address, the length of time they have lived there, the rent amount they pay, and then the reason for moving. Sometimes it is good to know that, to make sure there were no issues. And of course requesting their current landlords name and phone number is quite important so you can check with them.
Next you may want to ask about your tenants employment status, to make sure they can actually afford to pay rent. You can ask them about their current job – where they work, how much they earn and what they do for a living. You can also ask for details about any previous jobs they have had.
If they have a spouse, you may wish to ask for information about them and their job situation. Our customizable printable rental application offers you the option to do that.
Next is the credit check – where you ask about their banking details. Our form will request details about their bank account and bank account number, so you can verify with the bank they actually have an account. You may wish to ask if they have been evicted, had a foreclosure or filed for bankruptcy.
You can also ask if they have been convicted of a crime. This does not include traffic tickets. Please verify with state laws about whether or not you can ask this. Usually you can – you just can’t ask if they were arrested. And some states will not permit you to refuse a tenant based on a criminal history alone.
You may also wish to request personal references. We have included the option to ask for 4 references. The default is 3 as based on a survey of landlords, 3 was the number they usually asked for. You then may need an emergency contact. It’s usually a good idea to get that dealt with as soon as possible, so that is on file.
Then we have the miscellaneous section where you can ask who will be living on the property with them, if they are bringing pets and if they smoke. We also allow you to request up to 4 motor vehicles that may be parked on the property and they can provide the details about them.
Whew – a lot of stuff huh? When you’re done, click “Create My Agreement” and you can see your rental application. If you are happy with it, click “Form Complete? Download Now” where you can access it in RTF, PDF and HTML format allowing you to print it with ease.