The Massachusetts residential rental application 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 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 criminal history and credit score.
Maximum Fees ($)
Application Fee – Not mentioned in state statutes.
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