New Jersey Rental Application Form

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The New Jersey Rental Application Form is a document that is used by landlords, property owners, and property management companies. This document will help determine whether or not a potential tenant would be a suitable renter to contract for a rental lease. The document will gather information about the prospective tenant that will assist in ascertaining the viability of an agreement between the landlord and tenant. The document will gather personal information as well as rental and credit history. Prior to acquiring a needed credit check and rental history, the landlord should get permission from the prospective tenant to do so.

Application Fee (No Statute) – No limit mandated by law.

Security Deposit (§ 46:8-21.2) – Maximum deposit amount is one and a half (1.5) months’ rent for the first year. After the first year, the landlord may request up to an additional ten percent (10%) of the initial amount as a further deposit.

How To Write

Step 1 – Tenant Information – Complete the required fields:

  • Full Name
  • Home Phone
  • Work Phone
  • Cell Phone
  • Date of Birth
  • Social Security Number
  • Drivers License Number
  • State
  • Co-Applicant Name
  • Co-Applicant Date of Birth
  • Co-Applicant Social Security Number
  • Names and Ages of everyone who will live in the residence
  • List all pets
  • Email Address
  • Vehicle Make/Model
  • Year
  • License/State

Step 2 – Employment Information – Enter employment information as follows:

  • Applicants Employment Status (check appropriate fields)
  • Full Time
  • Part Time
  • Student
  • Unemployed
  • Employer Address
  • Job Title
  • Dates employed
  • Supervisor Name
  • Phone
  • Monthly Pay
  • Applicants Employment
  • If you would like us to consider other sources of income for this Rental Application, list the amount and the person we may contact for confirmation. Do not reveal alimony, child support, or anyone else’s income unless you want us to consider it in this New Jersey Rental Application.
  • Amount $
  • Contact Name (If more space is required, add a sheet with all of the appropriate information and attach it to the document)

Step 3 – Residential History for the Last 3 Years – Enter the required information:

  • Current Address
  • Move In Date
  • Rent $
  • Owner/Agent
  • Phone
  • Reason for Leaving
  • Also enter the information on the two rentals prior to this one

Step 4 – Credit History – Complete the credit history information as required:

  • Have you ever filed bankruptcy?
  • Check Yes or No
  • Have you ever been evicted from a rental residence? Check Yes or No
  • Are you a party to any lawsuits?
  • Check Yes or No
  • Have you had any late rental payments in the last year?
  • Check Yes or No
  • Are there any judgments against you?
  • Check Yes or No
  • If you answered yes to any of the above questions, please explain

Step 5 – References – Complete the required credit reference information:

1st Bank Reference –

  • Bank Name
  • Account Type
  • Account Number
  • AND

2nd Bank Reference

  • Bank Name
  • Account Type
  • Account Number

Step 6 – Credit References – Provide the name and telephone information up to three credit references:

  • Name
  • Phone

Step 7 – Applicant must read and attest to the fact that all information they have provided is true to the best of their knowledge. You will then need to provide your name and date of signature, twice.

Step 8 – Authorization – Applicant must carefully read the statement allowing permission to investigate the information. As well, you will provide permission for a criminal background check. You must provide two dated signatures.