Be Ready to Fill out Applications

by Andrea West


Posted on 2016-10-18 08:23:01


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In various situations we have to provide a lot of information that’s listed in a number of different sources. Applying for an apartment is one of those situations. It’s annoying but there’s good reason behind it. Landlords want to make sure they are renting to someone who will pay their rent and take care of the rental. Still, when you’re the one filling out the application for tenancy and you have to keep getting up to find yet another paper with the information they’re asking for, the annoyance can turn to aggravation.


To avoid irritation, the best answer is to gather up everything you need beforehand. Whether you like to apply for apartments online or apply in-office, the needed information is the same. You will need-

  • Driver’s license

  • Year, make, and model of your car, also license plate number

  • Social Security Number

  • Paycheck stub or other proof of income

  • Address of company you work for

  • Name and number of your supervisor at work

  • Dates of employment

  • Address of current residence

  • Name and number of current landlord

  • Dates of residency

  • Names and numbers of personal references

  • Section 8 voucher if applicable

  • Money for application fee or credit card information


There is certainly more information that you need to provide, but it’s information you hopefully don’t need to look up, like your date of birth or current income. Gather up your information first, be grateful you did later. And good luck in your apartment search.