California Rental Application – PDF Template
Have a potential lessee download and complete the California rental application to check and verify his or her credit, background, employment, and previous landlords that he or she has leased from. This will give any property owner enough information about the person’s past to make a judgment call on whether it is a good idea to grant a lease agreement to the person and the person’s risk for an eviction down the road.
There may be fees associated with the credit check and it is advised that the landlord make the applicant pay a fee to provide this lookup. The fee will also let the landlord know how interested the applicant is as he or she will probably not pay a fee on a rental unit that they have no interest in leasing.
The process should not take more than a few days and when a decision has been made the tenant will be notified if they were approved and when the lease will be ready for signature.