Rental Application PDF
Download a Standard Rental Application PDF
Rental applications help landlords evaluate tenants. This template shows you the questions a rental application should ask. We also recommend screening tenants with thorough credit, criminal, and eviction reports.
Online Rental Application
Streamline Your Process with an Online Rental Application
TurboTenant’s online rental applications will help you streamline your entire rental process. Pre-screen leads, invite them to apply via text or email and easily screen them. All in one place, all online, from any device. Learn more.
Free online rental applications.
Tired of printing out, delivering and waiting on paper lease applications? Our free online rental applications streamline your rental process so you can get the information you need to go from interested lead to tenant, faster than ever.
There’s a reason more than 200,000 landlords choose TurboTenant for free rental applications and property management. We make it easy to look like a pro, save time and find a great tenant faster and more efficiently.
THE TURBOTENANT RENTAL APPLICATION
Online rental applications make your life easier.
Say goodbye to messy handwriting, missing information, and waiting for a paper application in the mail. With a customizable application, you’ll get the info you need to fill your vacancy fast – including automatic reference requests.
Our rental application is secure, convenient, and mobile friendly so you can manage your rental property from anywhere.
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Applications have never been easier
The best free rental application. Period.
Our customizable rental applications collect the industry standard information so you can decide if the applicant will be a reliable tenant.
You’ll even instantly receive important information like a tenant’s credit report, criminal history, and eviction records from TransUnion. And it’s 100% FREE for landlords.
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The best tool I’ve ever used as a landlord! The rental application process, screening process and recommendation of a tenant is so user-friendly.
- Sammye -
GATHER THEIR INFORMATION
Rental Application Basics
Once you invite them to apply, the renter starts the application by selecting whether they are applying as a tenant or co-signing for someone else. Then they move to the first section of the rental application where they provide basic contact information including:
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Past Addresses & Landlord References
See their Rental History
The applicant provides information about housing history and previous landlords. Our system will send previous landlords an email requesting a reference as well. Once that is received, you will be emailed a notification and the information will be filtered into the leads application. Questions include:
I especially love how easy it makes the application process. No more dealing with paper. They do the dirty work, you get the results you need. Win win! And it doesn’t cost the landlord or property managers a dime.
- Dana M. -
TurboTenant property manager
Income & Employment
Show Me the Money
On this section of the rental application, the applicant provides information about their current income situation including:
Pets, Smoking, & More
Rental Applicant Background
The applicant answers a few questions about their living habits & preferences including whether or not an applicant has pets, plans to have vehicles at the property or if they smoke.
The applicant also answers a few standard background questions making you aware of any criminal history, evictions and other pertinent housing histories such as foreclosures. In this section of the rental application, the applicant also has an opportunity to make you aware of any special needs.
ask your own questions
Customize Your Rental Application
If you have specific questions you’d like interested renters to answer, you can add those to the rental application from your settings area.
Verify their Identity, Income, and More
The applicant has the opportunity to upload a photo-ID, proof of income/employment and any other documents you request.
FREE Rental Applications for Landlords
Only the renter pays the application fee to cover the credit, criminal, and eviction report.
Includes extensive online rental applications, instant screening reports, and rental marketing.
Covers the credit report, background check, and eviction history. Eviction history is included with the $45 fee.
PAY THE APPLICATION FEE
Ready for Screening
The renter enters their credit card to pay for the application fee, $35 or $45 depending on which report type you selected. The fee covers a credit report, background check, and eviction report.
The applicant then sets a password and is given the option to add a short bio and picture so that you can get to know them better. At this point, the applicant has successfully created an account and can monitor the status of their application/screening report, purchase renters insurance and edit their application info.
Instant Tenant Screening
Rental, Credit & Criminal History
The applicant approves a credit and background check and verifies their identity immediately after finishing the rental application. So you don't have to wait days to get back their screening report. It's available the second you request it.
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Rental Application FAQs
Why use an online rental application?
Online rental applications are now the standard operating procedure for landlords and property managers. Regardless if you own one, 50 or 100 properties, taking the rental application process online increases efficiencies and can decrease the amount of time between vacancies-a key factor in maximizing the return on your rental investment. Renters, especially younger generations, live in the digital world. They will find your rental online, and they will want to complete the entire rental application process online, some might even do this all from their mobile phone.
What are some other benefits of using an online rental application?
Using an online rental application streamlines the application process. Whether on a desktop or a mobile phone, entering the information is easy and guided. So, you have made it really easy for a prospective tenant to apply, if they skip sections or have information missing, it could potentially be a red flag. On the flip side of that, a rental applicant who completes all sections promptly and follows up with you might be a more serious candidate. This can also aid in the tenant selection process, giving you another data point to work with.