A Tennessee Rental Application Form is a fairly common form that a potential tenant must complete before signing a long term lease. It allows a landlord to check into a tenant’s financial background, work history and previous landlords, to ensure they will maintain the terms of their lease for its entirety. A landlord has the right to charge a nonrefundable fee for this application.
As eviction is a long and difficult process, most landlords will want to take steps to avoid that, of which this form is the most common. It can not only allow a landlord to screen out potentially problematic tenants, but can also help an applicant with an excellent credit score and rental history to secure their desired living space. This is typically only used for long term leases, as the ease in ending a Month to Month lease means they rarely need to go through a rigorous screening process.
In order to be prepared for a Rental Application, an applicant should have access to their social security number, proof of work (typically pay stubs or similar) and the names and contact information for any previous landlords they wish to use as references. The last one is particularly important, and any landlords being used as references should be easy to contact.