The Georgia Rental Application Process
The Georgia rental application allows landlords to verify a prospective tenant's background information and credit history before signing a lease agreement. In Georgia, there is no maximum for an application fee; the landlord may ask for any amount.
Georgia landlords may also ask approved tenants for any amount as a security deposit; there is no limit.
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A Sample Georgia Rental Application with Examples for Each Step
The rental application should include the following sections:
Prospective Property including complete address, type of unit, square footage, number of bedrooms/bathrooms, and date available
Personal Information about the Applicant including full name, date of birth, social security number, driver's license number, current address, phone number(s), and email address
Rental History to include last three addresses, including current/previous address(es), name and phone number of landlord/manager, and how long they lived at the address
Employment History/Income including current/previous employer(s), address, position, dates of employment, supervisor name and phone number, salary/monthly income, the reason for leaving, other sources of income, monthly income, name, address, and phone number of provider, bank account(s), bank balance(s), and credit card accounts/balance owed
Other Occupants including name, age, and relationship to the prospective tenant
Personal References including name, phone number, and how long known; this section must be initialed and dated to give the landlord permission to contact the references
Local Emergency Contact including name, address, and phone number
Vehicles including make, model, year, and license plate number/state
Pet Information if any; if there are any restrictions regarding pets on the property, they should be listed on the rental application
Personal History including smoking status, prior evictions, prior bankruptcies, prior felony convictions, and whether on parole.
Dated Agreement and Authorized Signature including consent to a credit/criminal background check and any application fees, with an acknowledgment that they are non-refundable
Rental Application Resources for Tenants in Georgia
Georgia Legal Aid
Metro Fair Housing Services, Inc.
Consumer Ed/Georgia Department of Law - Consumer Protection Division
Georgia Rental Application Laws
According to Georgia Code Ann. 44-7-34, a landlord must return the security deposit to a tenant no later than 30 days after the lease has been terminated.