New York Rental Application Template

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The New York rental application may be used by any landlord after a tenant has shown interest in a property. The application serves as a background check to investigate the prospective tenant’s personal information, credit history, current finances, and references (previous landlord and guarantor). If the landlord desires, they may charge a non-refundable fee for processing the tenant’s application. Once the tenant is approved, a lease should be drawn and a security deposit may be collected.

Application Fee – The landlord cannot charge more than the cost of the background check or twenty dollars ($20), whichever is less. Furthermore, they must provide the applicant with a receipt (§ 238-A.1(b)).

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