The Idaho Rental Application Process
The Idaho rental application allows landlords to verify a prospective tenant's background information and credit history before signing a lease agreement. In Idaho, there is no maximum for an application fee; the landlord may ask for any amount. However, a landlord should review local laws to determine if there are any restrictions on the amount of the application fee.
Landlords in Idaho may also ask a prospective tenant any amount for a security deposit; there is no maximum.
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A Sample Idaho 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, and number of bedrooms/bathrooms
Personal Information about the Applicant including full name, date of birth, social security number, driver's license number or Idaho state ID, current address, phone number(s), and email address
Rental History for the last three addresses, including current/previous address(es), name and phone number of landlord/manager, how long they lived at the address, and reason for leaving
Employment History/Income for the past five years, 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), credit card accounts/balance owed
Other Occupants/Roommates including full name, date of birth, and relationship to the prospective tenant
Personal References (not related to the applicant) including name, phone number, and how long known; this section must be initialed or signed to give the landlord permission to contact the references
Vehicles including make/model, year, and license plate number/state
Pet Information if any; if there are any restrictions regarding pets on the property or a required pet deposit, those items should be listed on the rental application
Personal History/Statement including the need for a service dog, smoking status, prior evictions, prior bankruptcies, and prior criminal convictions
Dated Agreement and Authorized Signature including consent to a credit/criminal background check and a disclosure regarding the security deposit
Resources for Tenants in Idaho
Idaho Legal Aid Services, Inc.
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
Jesse Tree of Idaho
Idaho Rental Application Laws
According to Idaho State Law (Idaho Code §6-321), security deposits must be returned to the tenant no later than 30 days after the tenant has fully vacated the premises.