A rental application is a document that asks personal questions of a potential tenant that helps give the landlord a better insight as to who a person is, and how responsible of a tenant they will be. These documents uniformly collect information from all applicants and ask personal questions that reveal the applicant’s past. Details like rental history, criminal record, and income are just a few of the details that a rental application reveals. Nevertheless, these documents must comply with federal anti discrimination laws to ensure that everyone, regardless of color, creed, sexual orientation or disability, has a fair chance at moving into the apartment or property.
The state of Vermont has no law that says how much landlords must charge for a security deposit, however, the law does indicate that a landlord must return the tenant’s deposit within 14 days of their lease end and their exiting of the premise.