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How to Start an Apartment Application

You have spent days to find your dream apartment, what now? Your rental selection follows a rental application. To many tenants, application process looks a daunting task, if that’s the case with you, don’t worry we will be going through all the process so you have an easy time doing so.

Fill in Application Form

First of all, you need to get your hands on the lease application form. You can get it from the property manager or you can get it online. If you are planning to move with a friend or a co-signer, they will need to fill out a separate apartment application form.

There is a lot to fill in a rental form, however, expect these credentials in the form:

  • Photo ID
  • Name
  • Address
  • Phone Number (s)
  • Letter of Employment
  • Copies of the last two tax returns
  • Emergency Contacts
  • Personal references
  • Professional references

Pay Rental Application Fee

The apartment application fee depends on the apartment building, area and the landlord. The application fee covers applicant’s screening cost. You also need to pay processing fee which is separate from application fee. It is always a good idea to askall applicable fees to your potential property manager.

Presume Background Checks

By signing application forms means you agree to deposit and background checks. Landlords will check everything about you especially the criminality check. A credit check means to check the financial potential of a tenant. Are they reliable enough to pay complete rent on time? This question is wellanswered by the credit score of a tenant.

Behave Like a Reliable and an Agreeable Renter

Generally, property owners want to know about you from your previous landlord. How disciplined you are? Do you follow the building’s rule? All this can be answered in a letter from the previous owner. You can also attach a landlord reference to improve your chances of approval.