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