A Rhode Island rental application is completed by lease candidates to demonstrate their eligibility for tenancy and to authorize the administration of a credit and criminal background check. An assessment of the rental application is necessary to ensure the trustworthiness and financial stability of the applicant. Landlords will request a detailed account of the individual’s rental history, employment status, banking information, and other sources of income. The landlord can charge the applicant a fee for the screening process, and while there is no statutory limit, landlords will typically charge around $30.
Maximum Fees ($)
Application Fee (No Statutes) – No limit.
Pet Deposit (No Statutes) – A pet deposit may be included in the security deposit and, therefore, cannot exceed one (1) month’s rent.
Security Deposit (§ 34-18-19(a)) – One (1) month’s rent.