In Florida, relations between the lessee and the lessor are regulated by the 2020 Florida Statutes. Precisely, details of all rental relations are prescribed in Title IV, Chapter 83, Part II. You can find everything you need to know about the lease agreements on those legal papers.
Rental applications in Florida differ a lot from rental agreements, as the name suggests. The Florida rental application is a legal document that helps landlords gather personal information about the tenant. In other words, it is like a written interview designed to help lessors know about lessees more before allowing them into their premises.
This legal paper cannot contradict the federal Fair Housing Act. Furthermore, the application does not contain questions about religion and ethnicity.
Florida rental lease agreement templates – this particular section will let you know more about some other rental lease agreements used in Florida.
Any person above 18 years old has to fill out this form when seeking tenancy. Also, every applicant must pay the rental application fee at the amount established by the landlord as the Florida state laws don’t put any restrictions on this. Please note that such application fees are non-refundable. A landlord might also charge as much security deposit as they want because the state laws do not affirm any restrictions.
What kind of information must a landlord require in Florida state?
As this information is too personal, it requires to be protected from third parties. No other person should have any access to rental applications.
To make this process fast and easy, you can use our form-building software to create and download the template, then follow these steps to fill it out.
1. Enter Fax and Telephone Number
This information must come before any other. Make sure the telephone and fax numbers are valid.
2. Give the Applicant’s Details
Write down the applicant’s full name, social security number, date of birth in a day-month-year format, driver’s license number, and day- and night-time phone numbers.
3. Write Down the Residential History
Note down the applicant’s present address, their landlord’s full name and telephone number, rent amount, length of tenancy, and the reason for terminating the lease.
After that, write down the applicant’s former address, the landlord’s telephone number, full name, rent amount, the reason for leaving and renewing the lease, and ask whether they received the 30-day notice before the lease termination.
4. Fill in Employment Details
Enter the full name and telephone number of the present employer, the applicant’s supervisor’s name, and the applicant’s job position.
After doing this, write down the start date and the end date of the employment, the salary amount, and choose whether the job is full-time or part-time.
Do the same with the previous place of work.
5. Give Your Vehicle Details
Write down your vehicle make, model, and plate number.
6. Answer Personal Questions
In this section, you have to answer some personal questions, including questions about your pets, bankruptcy, expulsion, serious crimes, and whether you have ever broken a lease agreement. For each of these questions, there is a space for some detailed information.
7. Give Details of the New Property
Write down the address of the premises you’re applying for.
8. Read All the Applicant Requirements
Carefully read all applicant requirements and decide whether you agree with them or not. As soon as you sign the paper, it will automatically mean that you agree with everything written in the document. Ensure that you are truthful in your answers..
9. Sign the Application
If you agree with everything written in the previous sections, sign the document.
Remember to write down all cohabitants’ names and dates of birth.