by Andrea West
Posted on 2017-07-24 12:05:13
It’s easy to find rental applications. Many property management software companies, like Smart Housing, have them available for the landlord’s convenience; you can go to your local apartment association to find one to use; or you can Google ‘free rental applications’ and pull up millions in less than a second.
But have you ever considered why you are asking your applicants for this information in the first place?
Since you are dealing with sensitive personal information, you should. Here we have listed for you some of the questions/info found on basic applications to rent and why obtaining the information would be useful.
Look over the application template that you use. Are you asking for all of the information that you need? Are you asking for information that you don’t need? Adjust accordingly. Are you asking for information that discriminates as listed with Equal Housing Opportunity guidelines? Get rid of it. The tenancy application is an important tool so make sure that you are using it correctly.