Iowa Rental Application Template
The Iowa rental application is a document that, once completed by potential tenants, gives landlords access to the criminal, credit, job, and rental history of their various candidates. After processing the look-up, the landlord will be able to make the decision of whether the applying tenant is trustworthy, honest, and financially stable enough to rent their property. To help add security to the landlord’s decision, the landlord can request the already accepted tenant to pay a security deposit, which is typically equivalent to one (1) month’s rent (under § 562A.12 the landlord may only ask for a maximum of two (2) months’ rent) to cover any tenant-caused damage to the property. If the tenant ends the lease without any serious non-maintenance related damage to the property, the landlord will typically reimburse the tenant the cost of the security deposit (the landlord must return deposit within thirty (30) days).