A residential rental application is a means of a landlord collecting information from prospective tenants. A good rental application is thorough, and asks the proper questions without violating the applicant’s rights or state laws, while collecting enough information to allow the landlord to make a more knowledgeable decision on the most ideal tenant. Here are a few basic elements of a good rental application:
This portion of the application should request some of the following information:
According to (Wisconsin Administrative Code, ATCP § 134.06 and Wisconsin Statute § 704.28) there are no statewide limits on a security deposit, however, applicants may check with their local city and county laws to inquire about limits. Additionally, landlords have 21 days after a tenant vacates the property to return his or her security deposit.