Should You Use a Rental Application Form in the Tenant Screening Process?

Yes. Having a solid rental application allows you to gather enough background information about your applicants to make an informed decision about who will be renting your property.

Some tenant screening services start with a rental application and then use the reported information to start a credit and background check. Having an application beforehand and confirming it through screening will allow you to see if what the tenant reports in their application matches the facts uncovered in the screening process.

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The more detailed the application, the more background information you can get. If the potential tenant tries to conceal some key information, be careful.