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The California Rental Application form is a document that is filled and submitted by the tenant to the landlord. This application is required by the landlord to verify and run a background check on any one or all of the details mentioned, mainly to check if the tenant is capable of paying the rent.

Every applicant above the age of 18, who is going to stay the premises must fill and submit a separate form. While filling the form it is important to mention details such as; personal details including your legally registered name, DOB, SSN, driver’s license number & contact details; list of all the occupants that shall be living with you; employment and employer details; details about your current and the last two residences & the reason for leaving them; details about the vehicles you own (if any), details about a reference like a close friend or a relative living nearby to contact in case of emergency; banking information including bank details, credit card and loan details; answers to general information with a yes or a no and if any of the answers is a yes then an explanation for the same; reason for leaving the current residence, complete address of the premises they wish to rent along with the agreed rent amount; and lastly the dollar amount for the application fee.

By signing this document the tenant confirms that all the details mentioned above are completely true to the best of their knowledge and that they authorize the landlord to perform the verification. Also, in order to avoid delay of the process of verification or cancellation of the application, this document must be filled and submitted in full and must not be left incomplete.

California Rental Application Form

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APPLICANT Each Applicant over the age of 18 must complete their own application form                    PLEASE PRINT

First, Middle, Last Name Date of Birth Social Security # Driver’s License #
Other Names Used In the Last 10 Years Home Phone           Cell Phone           Email Address

ADDITIONAL OCCUPANTS List everyone, who will live with you:

First, Middle, Last Name Relationship To Applicant


Current Employment Prior Employment
Employer Phone
Job Title
Name of Supervisor
Dates of Employment From:                  To: From:                  To:
Income Per Month $ $


Current Residence Previous Residence Previous Residence
Street Address
State & Zip
Dates of Stay
Owner/ManagerAndPhone number
Reason For Leaving
Last Rent Paid $ $ $


Automobiles Make Model Color Year License No.


In Case Of Emergency, Notify Address/City Phone Relationship
Close Friend
Nearest Relative Living Elsewhere


CREDIT INFORMATION Please list all your financial obligations

Name of Bank or Savings & Loan Branch or Address Acc ount No. Balance
Checking $
Savings $
Credit Accounts Account No. Address/City Phone Balance Due Monthly



GENERAL INFORMATION Check answer that applies

  • Do you smoke? YES NO
  • Do you have any pets? YES NO
  • Have you ever filed for bankruptcy? YES NO
  • Do you have any musical instruments? YES NO
  • Do you have any water­filled furniture or do you intend to use YES NO water filled furniture in the apartment?
  • Have you ever been convicted for selling, possessing, YES NO distributing or manufacturing illegal drugs or convicted of any other crime?
  • Have you ever been evicted for non­payment of rent or any YES NO other reason?

Please explain any “yes” answers to the above questions:

________________________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________________

________________________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________________ Why are you leaving your current residence?____________________________________________________


The applicant hereby applies to rent/lease Apartment #_________at___________________________ ________________________________for $__________ per month, and upon owner’s approval agrees to enter into a Rental Agreement and/or Lease and pay all rent and security deposits required before occupancy.

An application fee of $__________ is hereby submitted for the cost of processing this application, to obtain credit history and other background information.

Applicant represents that all information given on this application is true and correct. Applicant hereby authorizes verification of all references and facts, including but not limited to current and previous landlords and employers, and personal references. Applicant hereby authorizes owner/agent to obtain Unlawful Detainer, Credit Reports, Telechecks, and/or criminal background reports. Applicant agrees to furnish additional credit and/or personal references upon request. Applicant understands that incomplete or incorrect information provided in the application may cause a delay in processing which may result in denial of tenancy. Applicant hereby waives any claim and releases from liability any person providing or obtaining said verification or additional information.


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