In Tennessee, a rental application is a tool that landlords use to screen potential tenants for a vacant rental property or apartment. Rental applications reveal personal and detailed information of the applicant, allowing the landlord to make a well-informed decision on whether or not the applicant would be an ideal tenant. Some of the information that a rental application collects includes the applicant’s full name, current and previous addresses, and income specifications.While this information may seem intrusive to the applicant, it is necessary for them to be verified as a qualified tenant.
Tennessee Security Deposit Laws
There is no state law about a maximum security deposit. Additionally, for counties with a population of less than 75,000, there is no timeframe that landlords must return the security deposit to the tenant. For counties with a population greater than 75,000. The landlord must return the deposit within 30 days (Tennessee Code Annotated § 66-28-301).