A Virginia Rental Application Form is, unlike the other forms on this page, not a legal agreement, but a form that most landlords will want a potential tenant to complete before entering into a long term lease. It allows a landlord to investigate any potential tenants rental history, to ensure they will be fruitful tenants who will comply with the lease.
While primarily designed to protect landlords from applicants who have a history of being poor tenants, a Rental Application Form can also be useful for applicants who have a history of being exceptional tenants. Any worthwhile property will have multiple applicants, and an exemplary rental application can help them stand out from the crowd.
A typical rental application form will look at an applicants’ credit score, work history and rental history. In order to prepare for it, an applicant should have access to their social security number, pay stubs and any easy to contact former landlords they wish to use as references.