A Connecticut lease application is utilized when information about a prospective occupant needs to be submitted to a landlord to determine if the occupant is a qualified individual for the lease. This document contains a set of inquiries that might be addressed either by filling in spaces or by ticking a checkbox. The application is consistent with the government Fair Housing Act and won't need any data that might abuse this regulation. Furthermore, this document gives the right to the landowner to run a background check and credit check to confirm the candidate’s claims.
Application Fee - Landlords are allowed to charge prospective occupants any sum as an application expense (no resolutions).
Security Deposit - An Initial Deposit should not surpass two (2) months' lease. If the occupant is mature (i.e up to 62 years or more), the landowner may just charge one (1) month's lease (§ 47a-21(14)(b)).
The Lease applicant screening should contain the following process:
The applicant is initially required to make the compulsory payment of a non-refundable fee which is to be determined by the landowner.
The information about the property of interest should be provided. This may include location, the kind of property, size, and the allowance of certain rights like keeping pets and smoking.
The applicant details should be checked and documented
Landlords or landowners are given the right to run a credit check on candidates as this will serve as proof that the candidates are capable of making regular rent payments.
It is also granted that landlords can carry out a criminal check on prospective tenants to confirm their moral conduct and to know if they are suitable.
The prospective candidate should also give information about their employment status. In some cases, they may also be required to provide information on past employment and even employer details.
Applicants are also expected to give information about their previous residential history and sometimes it is also required that they give information about the previous landlord.
It should also be noted that the application should be consistent with the fair housing act (42 U.S. Code § § 3601-3619 and 3631) which prohibits discrimination by direct providers of housing, such as landlords and real estate companies as well as other entities, such as municipalities, banks or other lending institutions and homeowners insurance companies whose discriminatory practices make housing unavailable to persons because of: the race of color, religion, sex, national religion, family status, and disability.
Finally, the applicant should sign and date at the time of filling out the application to complete the initial screening process.
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