The Application Process: Why do landlords need so much information???

When applying for an apartment or home to rent, don’t be surprised if the property landlord requires you to submit an abundance of documentation along with your completed application and application fee. Many landlords also need copies of the following:

• Driver’s license or state ID
• Passport
• Credit report within the last 30 days
• Paystubs from the past month
• Previous year’s W2
• Bank statement
• Previous rent receipts

It is also common for landlords to conduct a background check on each applicant over the age of 18, and they may contact previous landlords to verify rental history. Although it seems like a lot of information, it is all part of the application screening process to evaluate each potential tenant. Generally, landlords who have a more strict screening policy take care of their properties, so it is worth the extra effort.

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