The Massachusetts Residential Rental Application provides an instrument to release information on a person that desires to rent a piece of real estate in exchange for consideration. Typically when an owner of a unit attempts to rent, they would like the peace of mind that the tenant will pay rent promptly and not cause any destruction to the property. One way to determine if an individual showing interest in the dwelling is qualified is to examine details on their income and rental background. The document covers a range of prompts to acquire data on the applicant, including:
- Employment Status
- Current Income
- Rental, Credit, and Criminal History
The document also inquires into whether there will be other occupants to reside with the tenant or animals to live on the property. A signature is required upon submission to authorize the landlord or management company to run a standard background evaluation.