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Illinois Rental Application | PDF

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An Illinois rental application form can be downloaded in Adobe PDF and used by a landlord to verify if a tenant is, among other things, able to pay the rent in a timely manner. Before a landlord will put themselves at financial risk of signing a lease, the following will usually be checked:

  • Background
  • Credit
  • Previous Property Owners and Management Companies
  • Employers
  • Income
  • Tax Return(s)

Some landlords will only check the person’s credit, which will only take an hour, but they may choose to verify other important background information by going through other sources. The landlord is allowed to charge a fee for a rental application and background check.

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Forms (2)


Illinois Rental Application – Version 1

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Illinois Rental Application – Version 2

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Maximum Application Fee ($)

No maximum. The landlord may collect any non-refundable fee amount for a property in Illinois, even in Chicago (see Steenes v. MAC Property Management, LLC).