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Frequently Asked Questions

Why do I need a written Rental Application?A Rental Application provides clarity. It clearly outlines the boundaries and responsibilities for both the landlord and the tenant. Moreover, the problem with oral agreements is that they can be difficult to enforce. In a dispute, a landlord and tenant board or a court hears evidence to decide whose version of the story to accept. If there is a written agreement, landlord and tenant boards and courts are generally obligated to uphold the terms of the written agreement.A basement suite is a self-contained dwelling unit with its own kitchen, bathroom, and living area. They often feature a private entrance to the house for the Tenant.

Renting a room, on the other hand, means the Tenant will likely share part of the accommodations with the Landlord or other tenants. The kitchen, bathroom, and house entrance are common examples of shared space.


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RESIDENTIAL RENTAL APPLICATION

Landlord
Landlord Name: _______________________
Address: _________________________________________
Phone: (              ) _________ - _______________

Rental Property Information
Rental Property Address: _________________________________________
Application to rent suite #__________
Anticipated Possession Date: 18 November 2018
The term of the tenancy will be ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________.

The monthly rent will be $_______.
Initial Security Deposit: $_______.

Applicants' Personal Information
Applicant's Name: ____________________________________________________________________
Home Phone: (_________) ______________ Alternative Phone: (_________) ________________
Email Address (Optional): ________________________ Date of Birth: ___________________
Applicant's Tax File Number: ________________________________________

Second Applicant's Name: ______________________________________________________________
Second Applicant's Date of Birth: ________________________________________________________
Second Applicant's Tax File Number: ________________________________________

Third Applicant's Name: _______________________________________________________________
Third Applicant's Date of Birth: _________________________________________________________
Third Applicant's Tax File Number: ________________________________________

Name(s) of Dependent(s):                                                      Date(s) of Birth:
__________________________________________            ____________________________
__________________________________________            ____________________________
__________________________________________            ____________________________
__________________________________________            ____________________________
__________________________________________            ____________________________

Do you have a pet?          Yes    /   No               If more than one, how many? _______
Please describe type(s) of pet(s):
____________________________________________________________________________
____________________________________________________________________________

Residential History
Present Address: ____________________________________________________________________
City:__________________________________ State/Territory:____________________________
Postcode:_________________ How long at this address? _______________________________
Landlord / Lessor: ___________________________ Phone: (_________) ____________________

Previous Address 1: _________________________________________________________________
City:__________________________________ State/Territory:____________________________
Postcode:_________________ How long at this address? _______________________________
Landlord / Lessor: ___________________________ Phone: (_________) ____________________

Previous Address 2: _________________________________________________________________
City:__________________________________ State/Territory:____________________________
Postcode:_________________ How long at this address? _______________________________
Landlord / Lessor: ___________________________ Phone: (_________) ____________________

Details of Employment
Employer:______________________________________________________________________
Position: _________________________________ Date Hired: ______________________________
Supervisor's Name: __________________________ Phone: (_________) ____________________
Salary: _________________________

(If employed less than one year with present employer, please provide previous employer.)
Employer:______________________________________________________________________
Position: _________________________________ Date Hired: ______________________________
Supervisor's Name: __________________________ Phone: (_________) ____________________
Salary: _________________________

Other Sources of Income
Do you receive income from any of the following sources?   Yes  /  No
Student Loans ______ Pension Benefits ______ Social Assistance ______ Other ______
Please provide contact persons who could verify the amount of income you receive:
__________________________________________________________________________
__________________________________________________________________________

Vehicle Information
Make / Model: ___________________________________  Year: ________________
Number Plate: _______________________ Driving Licence Number: __________________
Make / Model: ___________________________________  Year: ________________
Number Plate: _______________________ Driving Licence Number: __________________
Parking space required?   Yes / No      Additional space required?   Yes / No (Subject to availability)

Banking Information
Banking Institution: ________________________________________________________________
Address: _________________________________ Phone: (_________) ____________________

(If you bank with more than one institution, please list second bank below)

Banking Institution: ________________________________________________________________
Address: _________________________________ Phone: (_________) ____________________

References
Name: ____________________________________ Phone: (_________) ____________________
Name: ____________________________________ Phone: (_________) ____________________

Emergency Contact
Name: ____________________________________________
Relationship: ______________________________ Phone: (_________) ____________________

Criminal & Credit Background Check Authorisation
Is there anything negative that we may find in our criminal or credit background check that you want to comment on?
____________________________________________________________________________
____________________________________________________________________________
____________________________________________________________________________

I declare that the information I have provided is accurate. I authorise the individual or organisation to whom this application is submitted to: (a) contact my references and all other persons that I have named in this application; and (b) perform a credit and/or criminal check to assess my suitability as a tenant/lessee.

Applicant's Signature _________________________________  Date __________________________

Residential Rental Application Information

Alternate Names:

A Residential Rental Application is sometimes referred to as a:

  • Tenant Rental Application
  • Tenancy Application Form
  • Rental Application Form
  • Private Rental Application
  • Pre-Tenancy Application Form

What is a Residential Rental Application form?

A Residential Rental Application is a document typically used by landlords or property managers to collect information from potential tenants looking to rent property. The form is used to screen for qualified applicants in a way that ensures fairness by providing a standard process for any and all prospective renters.

What tenant information can be collected with a Residential Rental Application?

Not all landlords will have the same rental application as other landlords, and some landlords who own several types of property might have separate applications that require different information for each property.

For example, if a landlord manages an adults-only residence in Sydney, they would likely include that information somewhere on the application and ask if the applicant has children.

So long as the landlord has the same vetting process and application form for every tenant applying for the same property, and they aren't asking illegal questions (e.g. about ethnicity, religion, etc.) as a way of discriminating against candidates, the application questions can be used to collect a wide range of information.

Typically, someone screening tenants might ask for the following details:

  • Personal information (the applicant's name, phone number, birthday, dependents, pets, etc.)
  • Tax file number to perform a credit check
  • Residential history (the applicant's current address, previous landlord's name, the length of their tenancy in that residence)
  • Employment details (their job history, position, time spent in that position, supervisor's name and contact information, and salary information)

The tenancy application also has another section where a tenant can authorize the criminal and credit background check. In this section, there is also space for the applicant to comment on anything negative that may show up on the criminal and credit background checks, like a bankruptcy claim.

What obligations do landlords have when collecting personal information about tenants?

Collecting personal information can be a sensitive situation, which is why there are regulations in place that landlords should adhere to.

The Privacy Act 1988 relates to the collection and treatment of personal information in Australia, and the obligations listed therein can affect how landlords collect and store the personal information of current tenants and rental applicants.

Some of these obligations include:

  • You have to advise the tenant on why you are collecting information and who you might share it with (e.g. another landlord who manages the property)
  • You cannot use the information for a purpose other than what is stated on the pre-tenancy application form
  • You cannot share the information with anyone without permission from the current or prospective tenant
  • The purpose for collecting the information must be lawful and the information must be relevant to the tenancy
  • The information should be stored in a secure location with reasonable safeguards (like a lock and key) in place
  • The tenant has a right to access and correct the information if necessary

Why should I use LawDepot's Residential Rental Application form?

Having a legal form that can fit for virtually any landlord, property manager, or lessor in Australia is important, which is why LawDepot's tenancy application can be customised to suit the laws and regulations for the following Australian states and territories:

  • Australian Capital Territory (ACT)
  • New South Wales (NSW)
  • Northern Territory (NT)
  • Queensland (QLD)
  • South Australia (SA)
  • Tasmania (TAS)
  • Victoria (VIC)
  • Western Australia (WA)

Our user-friendly legal form can be edited specifically for the needs of your rental situation, including the information you choose to request from potential tenants. You can also personalize landlord information, rental property information, and potential lease terms like possession and tenancy term dates.

Documents Related to Residential Rental Application forms:

  • Condition Report: A Condition Report is used to document the condition of a rental property once a tenant moves in and once the tenant moves out to determine if any damages need to be repaired using the tenant's security deposit.
  • Lease Amendment: A Lease Amendment is a contract that makes changes to clauses and terms in an existing Tenancy Agreement without negating the entire contract.
  • Lease Assignment Agreement: A Lease Assignment Agreement is a document that tenants use to transfer their interest in a Tenancy Agreement to another party.
  • Lease Notice: Landlords use lease notices to inform and advise tenants when issues pertaining to the tenants' lease arise, e.g. eviction notices, lease violations, and more.
  • Residential Tenancy Agreement: A Residential Tenancy Agreement is a contract made between a tenant and a landlord that describes the terms of a rental lease.
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