Alaska Rental Application Form

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The Alaska Rental Application Form is a valid method for landlords to gather information about prospective tenants. Landlords will enjoy the organization of having a standard form for a variety of reasons however first and foremost, it is generally a good idea to document a landlord-tenant relationship on paper. This applies to the start of the relationship.

A landlord will be able to avoid any misunderstandings or needless complications by providing potential tenants with a set form that is compliant with the anti-discrimination laws of the Federal Housing Act, names the application fee and its terms, and states the requirements for a positive application process. An added bonus will be the ease of  being able to quickly look up an applicant’s information (such as credit/background checks) by having the necessary information in one place. This of course will requires a signed consent.

For a prospective tenant, a written application also provides some measure of assurance that their information has been documented clearly as opposed to simply stated during a phone call or written down by someone in an office. This is a signed dated document which provides both parties a record to the rental inquiry. This document also provides a level of convenience in that a form may be mailed or dropped off should the landlord and applicant have incompatible schedules.

How to Write

Step 1 – The first paragraph will have several spaces available for some necessary applicant information. These sections are clearly labeled. From left to right, fill out your Phone Number, the current Date, and your Email address in the appropriate areas.

Step 2 – The next section or paragraph must contain information about the unit being applied for. Fill out the Apartment # in the space provided. Then write the address next to the words “located at,” and finally state the advertised monthly rent in USD.

Step 3 – The next section will come in the form of a table. This will gather information about the prospective tenant. This is the “Personal Data” section. The first row will be for your name, social security number, and birthday. There are specific areas for your last and first name, so make sure to read the column headings.

Step 4 – The second line will be for a co-applicant’s name, social security, and birthday. A co-applicant may be considered a spouse, roommate, or domestic partner.

Step 5 – The “Other Proposed Occupants” section will follow. List each additional occupant’s name, social security number, and birthday. Each one should be on a separate line.

Step 6 – The next area of this section will be reserved for your current address and previous addresses. The first line is for your present address, current landlord’s name and phone number, and the date range for which you have resided there. Make sure to place close attention to the headings when filling this out so that you may place the information in the appropriate section.

Step 7 – The second line is for the last place of residence you occupied before your current address while the third line is where you will place similar information for the address you resided in before your last residence (if any). In each case, make sure to fill out the appropriate street address, city/state, landlord name and phone number, and dates resided in the respective areas.

Step 8 – The final area of this section is reserved for additional information that has not been previously requested. The first line will require the applicant to state why they wish to leave their current residence. Enter this information below the “Reason for Vacating Present Address” box.

Step 9 – If you have any pets, state this on the next line, and describe the pet (i.e. dog breed).

Step 10 – The next two lines of the application will require the applicant and co-applicant’s (if there is one), driver’s license number, state, and expiration date.

Step 11 –  If the applicant has a vehicle, they may enter the make, year, model, color, license plate number and state. There is an additional line to enter the same information if the household has another vehicle (such as a second car or a boat), the applicant may enter it in the ‘Other vehicles’ box.

Step 12 – This area of the “Personal Data” section will require the applicant (and co-applicant) to enter his or her employment information.

Step 13 – The “Reference Data” section, will gather information about the entities that will verify your ability to pay the rent as agreed upon. This section will require the applicant (and co-applicant) to gather their records. He or she will need to give the name address and phone number of their bank, credit, and personal references. The same information will be required for the nearest relative.

Step 14 – The second part of this section will require several answers regarding one’s personal history. An applicant will need to explain any bankruptcies, evictions, and/or any refusals to pay rent in their history, if applicable.

Step 15 – The final part of the rental application will be a line of consent which must be signed which will a) verify the candidate’s honesty and b) give the landlord permission to perform a credit/background check.