California Rental Application Template

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This California rental application is useful for landlords to help them screen any new applicants before allowing them to rent their property. In this application, the possible tenant will be directed to fill in their Name, Birthday, Social Security Number, Drivers License Number, Rental History, Employment History, Credit History, Vehicles currently owned, and any other personal information. The landlord can discover, through this screening process, that the tenant frequently skips payments, has poor reviews from previous landlords, and/or has a history of being unemployed. Owners reserve the right to charge the tenant the cost of the rental application regardless of whether the landlord accepts the possible tenant into his or her property.

Application Fee – At first, landlords could charge a maximum screening fee of $30. This amount may then be adjusted annually with the Consumer Price Index. As of February 2020, the maximum application fee is $53.33 (Cal. Civ. Code § 1950.6California Apartment Assoc.).

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