Prospective Tenants and Screening Fees
When prospective residents apply for rental housing, they may be asked by the owner of the property to cover the cost of any credit reports and other available rental history gathered by the owner. Legally, the rental property owner is allowed to collect a fee to cover the costs to screen the applicant, however, there are important considerations that an owner should know. The California Apartment Association has developed forms for owners to ensure they properly complete this transaction.
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Tenant Screening Service:
Intellirent - Online Marketing and Screening
Intellirent is an automated rental marketing and tenant screening tool offered 100% free to landlords, agents and property managers. After creating a free agent account, you will instantly have the ability to market your apartment listings across every major internet listing service. Our online tenant screening tool collects every piece of information needed to make an informed application decision.
Click here to create your free account.
Applicants pay a $40 application fee which fully covers your costs.
Create and publish a property and market listings across every major listing site with a single click.
To use this feature, turn on “syndication” in your profile settings.
Instantly have the ability to screen tenants after creating an account.
Invite applicants to apply to a property you have created or click the “Invite Applicant” link on your Applicants page.
Tip: Intellirent keeps group applications organized. Only invite one primary applicant to start the process. Primary applicants add co-occupants and/or cosigners to the application, which automatically sends the co-occupants a separate invitation to complete their portion of the application.
Tenant Screening Charges
|Free, no annual contract
||$40 per applicant application fee Includes: Full Consumer Credit Report, Nationwide Eviction Report, Tenancy Verification with Applicant’s Landlord, Employment Verification with Applicant’s Employer