A Florida Rental Application is a document that a landlord uses to get a uniform set of information from every applicant who wishes to move into an available rental. This document is in accordance with the Federal Fair Housing Act and will ask questions of the applicant that will give a landlord an in-depth view of the applicants financial and employment status to determine who the best tenant would be. A rental application generally asks questions about the applicant's finances, their address, and social security number. In addition, rental applications will ask for information on some of the following topics:
According to state law, a tenant’s security deposit must be returned to him or her no later than 15 days after he or she vacates the premises (Fla. Stat. Ann. § 88.49, 83.43 (12)).