Washington Rental Application Form

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The Washington Rental Application is a document that landlords, property owners, and management companies provide to applicants seeking to rent property. The application will require that the applicant provide employment history, rental history, and other personal information, that, with signed permission, the landlord will have a right to investigate and verify. These aspects will provide a clearer view as to whether or not the applicant would be a reliable candidate for the rental property.

Application Fee (§ 59.18.257(1)(b)) – Landlord’s may charge an application fee only for costs incurred in obtaining screening reports.

Security Deposit (§ 59.18.280) – There is no limit expressed in state statutes regarding the maximum amount for security deposits.

How To Write

Step 1 – Applicant Information – Provide the required information:

  • First name
  • Middle name
  • Last name
  • Social Security Number
  • Driver’s License Number (Or other government ID)
  • Type of ID
  • Email address (required)
  • Present address
  • County
  • City, State Zip Code
  • Work Number
  • Home Number
  • Mobile Number

Provide the names of all other occupants expected to reside upon the premises:

  • Name of occupant
  • Date of birth

Step 2 – Present Address – Provide the following:

  • Check the box indicating the situation with your current address
  • Whether you’re an owner or are renting provide your current landlord/apartment community/mortgage company
  • Address of current landlord/apartment community/mortgage company
  • City, State,Zip Code
  • Telephone number
  • How long at your current address?
  • Monthly payments/rent
  • Anticipated move out date
  • Reason for leaving

If you’ve been at this address for less than 3 years:

  • Previous address
  • City, State, Zip Code
  • Telephone number
  • Check the appropriate box indicating ownership, renter etc.

Step 3 – Employment – Enter:

  • Employer/Company name
  • How long have you been employed with this company?
  • Monthly gross income
  • Address
  • City, State, Zip Code
  • Job title
  • Supervisor’s name
  • Supervisor’s telephone number
  • Other sources of verifiable income
  • When received
  • Amount
  • Monthly income from other sources

If you’ve been employed with this company for less than 3 years:

  • Former employer
  • How long were you employed
  • Address
  • City, State, Zip code
  • Job title
  • Supervisor’s name
  • Supervisor’s telephone number

Step 4 – Motor Vehicles – Enter all vehicles you would park on the property if permitted:

  • Make/Model
  • Year
  • Color
  • License plate number
  • State

Step 5 – Animals – animals will require consent:

  • Type
  • Breed
  • Weight
  • Name
  • License/Pet tag number

Step 6 – Emergency Contacts – Enter the name of your emergency contacts:

  • Name
  • Relationship
  • Primary phone number
  • Alternate phone number
  • Address
  • City, State, Zip Code
  • Check the appropriate box regarding special assistance for any of the occupants if needed

Step 7 – Criminal Background Information – Check the appropriate box that will correctly answer the following questions:

  • Do you (or any of the potential occupants in the apartment) have charges pending against you (or them) for any criminal offense?
  • Have you (or any of the potential occupants in the apartment) been convicted of any criminal offense; or entered a plea of “guilty” or “no contest” to any criminal offense; or had any criminal matter disposed of in a manner other than by acquittal or a finding of “not guilty”?
  • If “Yes” to any of the above questions, give details and dates, including the county and state in which the incident happened –

Step 8 – How Did You Hear About the Community?

  • Check the appropriate boxes that would apply

Step 9 – Review of Agreement – Landlord must enter:

  • Enter the amount of the Non-Refundable Application Processing Fee required with each application
  • Enter the Total Holding Deposit per apartment
  • Holding Deposit amount paid by this applicant
  • Address of Apartment/Premises being held
  • Once the applicant has received page 3 of the application, the applicant must sign and date the application

The remainder of the application is for office use only. The applicant has completed the information required and the document may be returned to the landlord, owner or manager for review.