Common Questions About Rental Application Forms
What is a Rental Application Form?
A rental application form is a document owners, managers and landlords use to collect information from prospective tenants who are looking for a property to rent. Application forms are a way to get to know your future roomies before you invite them to move in.
It’s a common practice to use simple rental application forms when you’re leasing a flat or a house, but you can use this type of application for all kinds of residential rental properties, like rooms in boarding houses, bungalows or vacation homes. It’s a helpful tool to screen potential tenants and decide who to rent property to.
What Elements Should a Rental Application Form Include?
Can I Create a Free Rental Application Form with AidaForm?
You can create a basic rental application form with as many questions as you need for free with AidaForm. But keep in mind that the Free plan has a limit of up to 100 responses per month. If you’re not managing multiple units in several apartment blocks at once, it may well be enough.
However, if you expect a flood of online rental applications in the near future or if you require an electronic signature field, consider upgrading to our paid Expert and Ultimate plans. With these plans, you’ll significantly expand your monthly response limit and also be able to customize your form’s “Thank You” page, send completed forms to applicants automatically and enjoy other added benefits.
Is This Rental Application Template Legal?
While our standard rental application form is designed to be customizable and user-friendly, it’s important to note that the creator of the form is responsible for ensuring that the contents of the form are legal and comply with local, state and federal laws. The service provider doesn’t hold any liability for the contents of the forms users create. If you’re not sure whether the form you’re creating is legal, we recommend seeking legal advice to ensure compliance.
Depending on your location, data protection laws may also vary, especially when it comes to collecting and storing sensitive information. AidaForm takes data protection very seriously and while we take state-of-the-art measures to protect the data stored on our servers, you should also make sure that your rental application form complies with your local data protection laws before you publish it.