The New Hampshire Rental Application Form is the only form on this page that is not a legal document. This is a type of application used by landlords before signing a long term lease, to ensure they are signing with a tenant who is capable of upholding the lease for its entirety. A landlord has the right to charge a nonrefundable fee for this kind of application.
This application will typically look into an applicants rental history, work history and credit score, in order to ensure that a tenant will be financially capable of paying the rent for the entirety of the lease, and to ensure that they have no problems with previous landlords that might force the landlord to evict them. While this is primarily to protect landlords, it can also be useful for certain tenants with exemplary rental history, to help them secure a property they want over less qualified applicants.
In order to prepare for a rental application, an applicant should bring or have easy access to their social security number, pay stubs or similar proof of work and the names and contact information for any previous landlords they wish to use as references. Previous landlords should obviously be as complimentary as possible and easy to contact, as it is doubtful a landlord will try more than once.