Washington Rental Application
The State of Washington rental application is a screening document used by landlords in to verify an individual’s income and employment status. The landlord has the option of digging deeper into the potential tenant’s background by viewing any liabilities, bank account balances, and requesting references such as previous property owners or managers that have had experience with the individual.
The landlord is allowed to request a non-refundable fee for accepting the rental application. If the tenant is approved a lease is typically signed right away. If the financials do not look good the landlord has the option to reject the tenant or ask for a higher security deposit.
- Note: In Washington there is no limit on how much a landlord may ask for the initial deposit from the tenant at the time of contract authorization.