The Massachusetts rental application form enables landlords and property managers to screen prospective tenants by collecting the personal and financial information of each applicant. The interested tenants will need to provide their contact information, rental history, employment, income, and vehicle information in the document. If the individual has co-tenants and/or pets, they must also be declared. By executing the form, the applicant gives the landlord permission to obtain a credit report that relays the applicant’s financial history and credit score.
Maximum Fees ($)
Application Fee (§ 15B(1)(b)) – Landlords are not permitted to charge potential tenants an application fee.
Pet Deposit (§ 15B(1)(b)) – The landlord cannot collect or require a pet fee; however, damages caused by a pet can be deducted from a security deposit.
Security Deposit (§ 15B(1)(b)(iii)) – One (1) month’s rent.