As a Buffalo Landlord-Tenant Attorney, I am often asked by landlords whether they should use rental applications. I strongly recommend rental applications for a number of reasons. First off, it is a way of screening your tenants to find out whether they will be good tenants. Secondly, it’s very essential in collecting a judgment against a tenant in the event you have to sue a tenant, and also it is a bonafide defense toward discrimination lawsuit in case you are sued for discrimination, in which you can provide a defense such as a reason for turning down a tenant for bad credit, no credit, or bad tenancy history.
Are you considering using a rental application? If so, contact the experienced Buffalo Landlord Tenant Attorney Robert Friedman.