Residential Rental Application for Alabama

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RENTAL APPLICATION


*Complete all fields or write "N/A."

RENTAL INFORMATION

Application Date: ________________________

Rental Address: _____________

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Rent:       Due: _____________


Requested Move-In Date: _________________

Security Deposit:

APPLICANT INFORMATION

Full Legal Name: _________________________

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Birth Date: ______________________________

Home Phone: (______)_____________________

Work Phone: (______)_____________________

Email Address: ___________________________


CURRENT ADDRESS

Address: ________________________________

City: _______________ State:____ Zip:_______

Landlord Name: __________________________

Landlord Phone: (______)__________________

Reason for Moving: _______________________

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Monthly Rent: ___________________________

Dates of Residency: _______________________

APPLICANT INCOME

Income Source: __________________________

Income Source: __________________________

Income Source: __________________________


Current Employer: _______________________

Position: _______________________________

Employment Dates: _______________________

Supervisor Name: ________________________

Supervisor Phone: (______)________________

Supervisor Email: ________________________

Employer Address: ________________________

City: _______________ State:____ Zip:_______

OTHER OCCUPANTS (List all)

Name: __________________________________

Name: __________________________________

Name: __________________________________

Name: __________________________________

Name: __________________________________

Name: __________________________________

OWN PETS? Yes ( ) No ( )

Type: _________ Breed:________ Weight:____

Type: _________ Breed:________ Weight:____

Type: _________ Breed:________ Weight:____

BACKGROUND INFORMATION

Have You or Any Proposed Occupants Ever:

Filed for bankruptcy? Yes ( ) No ( )

Refused to pay rent? Yes ( ) No ( )


Paid rent late (prior year)? Yes ( ) No ( )


Been evicted from a rental? Yes ( ) No ( )


Been convicted of a crime or felony or have one

currently pending? Yes ( ) No ( )


Been foreclosed on or been a defendant in a civil

suit? Yes ( ) No ( )

EMERGENCY CONTACT

Name: _______________________________

Relationship: __________________________

VEHICLE INFORMATION

Driver's License #: ________________________

Make: ___________ Model:________ Year:____

License Plate #: __________________________

Make: ___________ Model:________ Year:____

License Plate #: __________________________

Other Vehicles: ___________________________

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PREVIOUS ADDRESS

Address: ________________________________

City: _______________ State:____ Zip:_______

Landlord Name: __________________________

Landlord Phone: (______)__________________

Reason for Moving: _______________________

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Monthly Rent: __________________________

Dates of Residency: _______________________


Monthly Amount: _________________________

Monthly Amount: _________________________

Monthly Amount: _________________________


Previous Employer: _______________________

Position: ________________________________

Employment Dates: _______________________

Supervisor Name: _________________________

Supervisor Phone: (______)________________

Supervisor Email: ________________________

Employer Address: _______________________

City: _______________ State:____ Zip:_______


Age: _______ Relationship__________________

Age: _______ Relationship__________________

Age: _______ Relationship__________________

Age: _______ Relationship__________________

Age: _______ Relationship__________________

Age: _______ Relationship__________________


Type: _________ Breed:________ Weight:____

Type: _________ Breed:________ Weight:____

Type: _________ Breed:________ Weight:____


(If Yes)

Date Filed:______________________________

Explain: ________________________________

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Explain: ________________________________

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Explain: ________________________________

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Offense(s): _____________________________

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County: _________________ State:_________

Explain: ________________________________

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Phone: (_______)_______________________

Email Address: _________________________


ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS

1. How did you hear about this property?

Answer: ___________________________________________________________________________


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION FOR CONSIDERATION

Include any additional information that would help in evaluating your application.

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ADDITIONAL DISCLOSURES AND INSTRUCTIONS

Applicant understands and agrees to the following:

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2. Water-filled furniture, including waterbeds, are permitted inside this unit.

3. Smoking is permitted inside this unit.

4. Upon approval of this application, the applicant will have an opportunity to review any lease or rental agreement before signing.


CONSUMER REPORT DISCLOSURE AND AUTHORIZATION

The property owner or agent may obtain one or more investigative consumer reports in connection with the applicant's rental application. These reports will contain public information and may contain information related to the applicant's personal characteristics, reputation, character, and manner of living. The property owner or agent will obtain such reports from one or more of the following entities: Equifax (E.C.I.F., P.O. Box 740241, Atlanta, GA 30374-0241, (800) 685-1111); Trans Union (Regional Disclosure Center, 1561 Orangethorpe Ave., Fullerton, CA 92631, (714) 738-3800); or Experian (TRW) (Consumer Assistance, P.O. Box 949, Allen, TX 75002, (888) 397-3742).


Under the Fair Credit Reporting Act the applicant has the right (i) to request disclosure of the nature and scope of the investigation, (ii) to know the contents of his or her file, which may be provided for free, (iii) to know if information in his or her file has been used against him or her, (iv) to ask for a credit score, which may not be free, and (v) to dispute incomplete or inaccurate information with the consumer reporting agencies, which must correct inaccurate, incomplete, or unverifiable information. A summary of your rights under the Fair Credit Reporting Act is available by visiting or writing to (Para informacion de sus derechos en espanol, visite o escribe) http://www.ftc.gov/credit or Consumer Response Center, Room 130-A, Federal Trade Commission, 600 Pennsylvania Avenue N.W., Washington D.C. 20580.


APPLICANT

I hereby authorize the property owner or agent to obtain one or more of my consumer reports from the reporting agencies stated above.


Print: _____________________


Sign: _____________________ Date: _____________


INFORMATION RELEASE AUTHORIZATION AND ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

I authorize the property owner or agent to verify any and all information provided solely for the purpose of evaluating the application and to retain the results of such verifications in strict confidentiality, including obtaining any consumer credit report, current and past rental history, public court records, a criminal background check, and current and past employment, as applicable. I authorize and instruct the release of information by any current or past landlords, current or past supervisors, co-signers, personal references, bank representatives, or credit representatives, as applicable. I hereby hold the property owner or agent free and harmless for any liability arising out of improper use of this information. I understand that I have the right to make a written request to the property owner or agent within 60 days as to the nature and scope of this investigation, and the right to know the reason the application is declined, should this occur.


APPLICANT

I have thoroughly read and understood this application, including the property owner or agent's rights regarding verification of my information. I hereby represent that the information I have provided in this application is true and accurate to the best of my knowledge. In the event that I enter into a rental or lease agreement for the above-stated unit, I understand that the property owner or agent may cancel such agreement should any information I have provided be found materially false or misleading. I understand and agree that approval of this application is conditioned upon a satisfactory credit check, criminal background check, and other verifications indicated above.

Print: _____________________


Sign: _____________________ Date: _____________


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Date Received: _____________ Date Processed: _____________ App. ID/# ___________________

Reviewed By: ________________________

Application Approved: Yes ( ) No ( )

Office Notes:





UNDER THE FAIR CREDIT REPORTING ACT, LANDLORDS MUST NOTIFY APPLICANTS IF A REJECTION IS BASED ON NEGATIVE CREDIT INFORMATION THAT CAME FROM A SOURCE OTHER THAN A CREDIT REPORT. THE FAIR HOUSING ACT MAKES IT ILLEGAL TO DISCRIMINATE AGAINST POTENTIAL TENANTS ON THE BASIS OF RACE, COLOR, RELIGION, NATIONAL ORIGIN, SEX, FAMILIAL STATUS, AND PHYSICAL OR MENTAL DISABILITY. STATE OR LOCAL LAW MAY DEFINE ADDITIONAL CLASSES PROTECTED FROM DISCRIMINATION.

Instructions for Your Residential Rental Application



Your residential rental application is designed to give you a very thorough yet efficient application. It can easily be customized to fit your needs.


Because LegalNature saves your answers in the form builder, you have the option of simply changing the few questions that may vary between applicants, such as property address, rent amount, security deposit, and whether it is a fixed-term or periodic tenancy. In the event that you are simply trying to create a re-usable template, you can simply leave these items blank and allow the applicant to fill them in by hand.


Selection Criteria and Screening Disclosure


Note that some states, such as Washington and Texas, require landlords to explain the selection criteria and screening process. This may be included in the application itself or by attaching your own separate form. To include these items in the application, you may do this on the last step when asked to include additional information or instructions.


If you include selection criteria, make sure that you explain the criteria that the applicant must satisfy in order to be accepted. Common criteria include credit score, rental history, references, and criminal history. Then explain the screening process in detail, including how long it normally takes to process the application, how the applicant will be notified of the decision, and any other items required by state law.


Authorizations


There are two authorization paragraphs near the end of the application. The Consumer Report Disclosure and Authorization allows the landlord to obtain the applicant's credit report. The Information Release Authorization and Acknowledgments allows the landlord to verify the rest of the information provided in the application, including rental and eviction history, employment and income, bank account information, public court records, and criminal background check. By signing, the applicant (and co-signer, if included) are authorizing the release of this information from those who have it, including any current or past landlords, current or past supervisors, personal references, bank representatives, or credit representatives, as applicable.


Discrimination Law


Remember that it is against the federal Fair Housing Act to discriminate against an applicant based on race, color, religion, sex, family status, and physical and mental disability. Furthermore, although the act does not explicitly ban discrimination based on age, courts will likely find that age-based discrimination is prevented under the broader prohibition against family status discrimination. Your state or local law may also define additional protected classes. Therefore, it is best not to discriminate against age, marital status, sexual orientation, or income source.


Execution


To finalize the application, the applicant (and co-signer, if included), must sign and date under the two authorizations. It is a good practice to provide the applicant with a copy of the application submitted so that he or she can see what was agreed upon at this stage.

Please note that the language you see here changes depending on your answers to the document questionnaire.

Residential Rental Application

Finding good, dependable tenants is the most important part of property management. Our residential rental application is designed to help you effectively screen applicants and can be easily tailored to your needs.

LegalNature's simple process guides you step by step in quickly creating the right application for your property. Indicate your preferences for application fees, employment and background information, pets, references, co-signers, and more. The application also provides the proper legal basis for conducting a thorough investigation of the applicant, including rental history, credit check, criminal history, and employment and income verification.

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