In Kentucky, a rental application is a means of a landlord gathering necessary information on all prospective tenants. A rental application speeds the process of screening tenants, as all applicants provide the same information, saving the landlord time from having to contact each individual applicant for missed information. Rental applications generally ask for information such as the applicant’s full name, and address, but also tend to request more personal information such as income, and if the applicant has had any bankruptcies or past evictions. Since many landlords will run a credit or background check, there is generally a fee to submit a rental application (generally between $25 and $75).
Kentucky Rental Laws
Kentucky has no laws the delegate how much a landlord may require for a security deposit. Nevertheless, whatever deposit the landlord and the tenant agree to, the landlord must return the deposit back to the tenant (minus any fees) within 30 days of the lease being terminated or ending. If the tenant disputes the amount given back to him or her, the landlord has 60 days to return the amount (Ky. Rev. Stat. Ann. § 383.580).