A Kansas rental/lease application is a document used by a landlord to verify that a prospective tenant is eligible to rent a house or apartment. When a property manager or landlord desires to find the most suitable tenant, they can use the form to organize their search. The signature line is a statement verifying that all details are correct. Moreover, the applicant's signature authorizes the background check.
Application Fee - Kansas has no restriction on the amount charged for application by the landowners (no rule).
Security Deposit - For unfurnished apartments, landlords can charge up to one month's rent, and for furnished apartments, landlords can charge one and a half months' rent. Pets may be allowed in the rental agreement, but the landlord may charge the tenant an additional half (1/2) month's rent (*58-2550).
Landlords often conduct tenant screenings before deciding whether to allow a tenant to live on their premises. It is normal to charge the tenant a small fee and to perform multiple background checks.
As a safety precaution, Kansas landlords may insist on tenant screening before allowing the tenant to rent, even if it's not required by law. It may be necessary to deny a tenant rent if they refuse to undergo Kansas tenant screening.
Running a background check involves several considerations.
The landlord can collect any type of information he or she deems necessary. A credit check, criminal background check, and landlord background check are a few examples. With that being said, collecting certain types of information such as race, religion, etc. can put them at risk of being accused of discrimination. For that reason, it’s best to avoid those types of questions.
A landlord should be upfront and clear about what information could result in denial before screening is conducted.
Renters must receive a written receipt for the screening fee if their landlords charge it.
If a landlord objects to an application, he or she must explain why in writing.
In a Kansas tenant screening process, any sort of discrimination must be avoided. You should run the same types of checks on all of your potential tenants in order to prevent future conflicts.
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