Free Rental Application (Print & Handwrite In)

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This two-page rental application should be completed by all prospective tenants over the age of 18 and all lease co-signers.

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It is the policy of the Commonwealth of Virginia to provide for fair housing throughout the Commonwealth, to all its citizens, regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, elderliness, familial status, or handicap, or lawful source of funds and to that end to prohibit discriminatory practices with respect to residential housing by any person or group of persons, in order that the peace, health, safety, prosperity, and general welfare of all the inhabitants of the Commonwealth may be protected and insured. This law shall be deemed an exercise of the police power of the Commonwealth of Virginia for the protection of the people of the Commonwealth

Application fees.

An application fee shall not exceed $50, excluding any actual out-of-pocket expenses paid by the landlord to a third party performing background, credit, or other pre-occupancy checks on the applicant. However, where an application is being made for a dwelling unit which is a public housing unit or other housing unit subject to regulation by the Department of Housing and Urban Development, an application fee shall not exceed $32, exclusive of any actual out-of-pocket expenses paid to a third party by the landlord performing background, credit, or other pre-occupancy checks on the applicant.

Any landlord may require an application fee and a separate application deposit. If the applicant fails to rent the unit for which application was made, from the application deposit the landlord shall refund to the applicant within 20 days after the applicant's failure to rent the unit or the landlord's rejection of the application all sums in excess of the landlord's actual expenses and damages together with an itemized list of said expenses and damages. If, however, the application fee or deposit was made by cash, certified check, cashier's check, or postal money order, such refund shall be made within 10 days of the applicant's failure to rent the unit if the failure to rent is due to the landlord's rejection of the application. If the landlord fails to comply with this section, the applicant may recover as damages suffered by him that portion of the fee wrongfully withheld and reasonable attorney's fees.

IMPORTANT FOR PROPERTIES LOCATED NEAR A MILITARY AIR BASES: The landlord of property in any locality in which a military air installation is located, shall provide to a prospective tenant a written disclosure that the property is located in a noise zone or accident potential zone, or both, as designated by the locality on its official zoning map. Such disclosure shall be provided prior to the execution by the tenant of a written lease agreement or, in the case of an oral lease agreement, prior to occupancy by the tenant

. The disclosure shall specify the noise zone or accident potential zone in which the property is located according to the official zoning map of the locality. A disclosure made pursuant to this section containing inaccurate information regarding the location of the noise zone or accident potential zone shall be deemed as nondisclosure unless the inaccurate information is provided by an officer or employee of the locality in which the property is located.

Free Rental Application (Print & Handwrite In)

Good (and profitable) property management starts with vigorous tenant screening, which starts right here with collecting rental applications from all applicants. This comprehensive two-page rental application includes information on the applicant's income, employment, pets, references and other occupants, just to name a few. It also inquires about bankruptcies, judgments, evictions and other red flags from an applicant's past. Nor does it stop there - to properly screen tenants you'll want to contact references, employers and former landlords, and run credit and criminal background checks, which this rental application includes authorization to do.

The information that will be returned to you in this form will be extremely sensitive and private, so take care when storing it, and be sure to comply with all applicable privacy laws when collecting and reviewing this information.

How to send a Free Online Rental Application

1. Go to the Tenant Screening page and click, send a request.
2. Add the applicant's name(s) and email addresses.
3. Choose a Rental Application without screening (free) or with Tenant Screening.

Who: All potential tenants over 18 and all lease co-signers.

What: A comprehensive, multi-page rental application that asks a variety of background questions to help landlords and property managers make an informed leasing decision.

When: After prospective tenants show interest, have them complete this form before offering formal approval. To save time, you can e-mail the rental application to prospective renters to print and complete to bring with them to the property.

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Note: This version is designed to be printed and completed by hand. We also offer a premium E-Signable Rental Application that can be emailed to applicants to be completed on their computer, e-signed and emailed back.

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