Can the Landlord Pay the Application Fee?
How can a Landlord cover the application fee for potential tenants?
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Written by TurboTenant Legal
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Offering to Cover the Rental Application Fee

Great news! We offer a convenient option for landlords to cover the rental application fee.

Our application fee is non-refundable and charged to the applicant at the time of submission. As a landlord, you have the opportunity to reimburse your approved applicant's fee in a couple of ways. By offering this reimbursement option, you can attract potential tenants and provide them with a more seamless and positive rental experience.

Apply Fee Towards Their First Month's Rent

One option is to apply the fee towards their first month's rent, effectively covering the cost. To ensure your tenants are aware of this fantastic offer, we recommend mentioning it in the description section of your property listing. This information will be prominently displayed on your listing website, property brochure, and syndicated listings on other platforms.

Request a Screening Report

You can also initiate the payment for the screening report, by simply navigating to the "Screen a Tenant" section within your Leads or Applicants Tab on your dashboard. From there, select "Request a Report (Screening Report Only)," enter the prospective renter's information, and towards the end, click on the option stating, "I will pay the fee."

Request a Screening Report with Non-Online Applications

You can read more about how to screen an applicant without having them apply through TurboTenant here.

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