A Florida rental application is a form provided to applicants of residential property that allows the landlord to collect pertinent information on prospective tenants to ensure that they are renting property to a suitable individual. The rental application form will ask for the prospective tenants personal information, their past and present rental situations, their current employer and income, their credit history, and references. The background check authorization section at the bottom of the document enables the landlord to obtain a credit report, criminal background check, and to perform any other inquiries. Although it is not mentioned in state statutes, landlords may collect an application fee in order to perform the required background checks on applicants.
Maximum Fees ($)
Application Fee (No Statute) – There are no statutes regarding application fees in Florida law.
Pet Deposit (No Statute) – There are no statutes regarding pet deposits in Florida law.
Security Deposit (§ 83.49) – There is no maximum security deposit amount stated in Florida law.