Ohio Rental Application Form

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The Ohio Rental Application Form is a form that is provided to a prospective tenant so that they may provide information needed to determine whether or not they would be eligible to rent the property that the owner/landlord has available. Prospective tenants will provide information that will allow a landlord to check references, rental history, employment history, run credit checks and even perform background checks. When the applicant completes the form and returns it to the landlord, they will have all the tools necessary to determine whether or not the applicant would be a reliable and trustworthy tenant. 

Application Fee (No Statute) – There is no limit for an application fee in Ohio, they are also non-refundable.

Security Deposit (§ 5321.16(a)) – No limit mentioned in state statutes; however, if a tenant maintains possession of property for more than six (6) months, the landlord must pay the tenant 5% interest annually if the deposit was more than $50 or one month’s rent.

How To Write

Step 1 – Premises Information – Begin by entering the date that the application is being completed

  • Enter the address of the premises being considered
  • Monthly Rent
  • Move In Date
  • Holding Fee or Deposit
  • Enter any Pet Deposit Amount

Step 2 – Personal Information – Enter the following:

  • Applicant’s Name
  • Present Address
  • City/State/Zip Code
  • Telephone Number
  • Date of Birth
  • Social Security Number
  • AND
  • Spouse’s Name (if any)
  • Date of Birth
  • Social Security Number
  • Telephone Number
  • AND
  • Names of any other occupant’s names
  • Your relationship to other occupants

Step 3 – Rental History – Provide the following information:

  • Name of Landlord at the current address
  • Landlord’s Telephone Number
  • Date of Occupancy at the Current Address
  • Monthly rental amount
  • AND
  • Previous Apartment Landlord
  • Previous Landlord’s Phone
  • Previous Address
  • Date of Occupancy
  • Amount of Monthly Rent Paid

Step 4 – Employment History – Provide the required information with regard to your employment:

  • Name of your Present Employer
  • Supervisor’s Name
  • Telephone Number
  • Current Position
  • Length of Employement
  • Annual Income
  • AND
  • Spouses’ Current Employer (if any)
  • Supervisor’s Name
  • Telephone Number
  • Position
  • Length of Employment
  • Annual Income

Step 5 – Emergency Contact (Friend or Relative):

  • Name
  • Relationship
  • Home Phone
  • Address
  • City/State/Zip Code
  • Work Phone Number

Step 6 – Miscellaneous – Enter the following:

  • Your email address
  • How did you hear about this company?
  • If this is a resident referral, provide their name and address
  • Do you have any pets? (Check yes or no)
  • If “yes” you will be required to pay a $200.00 pet deposit and $25.00 per month addition to your regular rental amount
  • Type of Pet
  • Weight of Pet
  • Breed
  • Have you ever filed bankruptcy? (check yes or no)
  • Have you ever been evicted? (check yes or no)
  • Have you ever been convicted of a felony or have any criminal record? (check yes or no)

Step 7 – Signatures/Authorization – Prospective tenant’s must carefully review the entire section. Be certain that you understand the information. If you are unsure of what you will be signing, you may wish to take the time to consult with a knowledgeable attorney, prior to providing signature or fees.

  • If an admin service fee is charged enter it into the first box in this section
  • Enter the fee that will be refunded in the event the property has more than one acceptable potential client
  • Enter the amount of the holding fee if the application is accepted
  • Submit tenant’s signature
  • Enter the date of the signature
  • AND
  • Submit the spouse’s signature (if any)
  • Enter the date of the spouse’s signature