Free online rental applications

Say goodbye to messy handwriting, missing information, and waiting for paper applications in the mail. With our customizable online rental application, you’ll find the right renter to fill your vacancy fast.

Our online rental application is secure, convenient, and mobile friendly so you can manage your rental property from anywhere.

Free, easy, online and way better than paper. ^

Rental Application FAQs

Why use an online rental application? 

Using online rental applications improves efficiency and can decrease the amount of time between vacancies — a key factor in maximizing the return on your rental investment. 

Additionally, most renters expect the ability to find and apply for rental properties online, and may pass on a listing if that ability is not available.

What information is gathered in an online rental application? 

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. This gives you the financial history you will need to continue to narrow down rental prospects. 

What should my rental application fee be?

 

Rental application fees will vary based on the screening report that you choose, as well as any additional administrative fees that may be applicable. Rental application fees are becoming more and more regulated, so it is crucial to understand your state and local laws to help you determine the right fee for your application process. Find out more about rental application fees
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TURBOTENANT PRICING

FREE Rental Applications for Landlords

Only the renter pays the application fee to cover the credit, criminal, and eviction report.

Landlords Pay

$ 0
  • Includes extensive online rental applications, instant screening reports, and rental marketing.

Applicants Pay

$ 35-45 Application Fee
  • Covers the credit report, background check, and eviction history. Eviction history is included with the $45 fee.

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:

  • Name
  • Date of Birth
  • Email
  • Phone
  • Emergency Contact
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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:

  • Current & Past Addresses
  • Reason for Moving
  • Previous Landlords' Contact Info

 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

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INCOME & EMPLOYMENT

Show Me the Money

On this section of the rental application, the applicant provides information about their current income situation including:

  • Income
  • Current & Past Employers
  • Other Income Sources
  • Current Financial Institution

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.

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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.

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Upload Documents

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.

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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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