Suppose the owner rents to someone else during the period for which you have paid a deposit and you are always ready and able to move in. The owner must return at least the entire deposit. You can also talk to a lawyer, legal aid organization, tenant-owner program or residential clinic to find out if the landlord may be responsible for other costs that may be incurred due to the loss of the rental unit. A rental application usually requires the following information: Before renting, most landlords ask you to fill out a written rental application form. A rental application is different from a rental agreement. The rental application is like a job or a credit application. The owner will use it to decide if they are renting you. The lessor`s landlord or broker will likely use your rental application to check your credit history and past landlord-tenant relationships. The owner can get your credit report from a credit agency to help them decide whether to rent you or not. Credit institutions (or “credit bureaus”) keep records of the credit history of individuals known as “credit reports.” Credit reports indicate whether a person has been declared late in paying invoices, has been the subject of an illegal detention action (see Illegal Liability Action section) or filed a bankruptcy declaration27.27 If you file a rental agreement, the landlord may charge you a review fee. In 2009, the lessor can charge up to $42.06 and use the fee to cover the cost of obtaining information about you, for example. B Checking your personal references and collecting a credit report on you.32 If you and the owner agree that all or part of the down payment will be refunded to you if you change your mind or are unable to obtain your opinion.
, make sure your consent is clear in the written receipt. A deposit only guarantees that the owner will not rent the unit to another person for a certain period of time. The deposit does not give the tenant the right to move into the rental unit. The tenant must first pay the rent of the first month and all other necessary bonds within the period of detention. Otherwise, the owner can rent the accommodation to another person and keep all or part of the deposit. If you don`t like the owner`s rules regarding application screening fees, you should look for another rental unit. If you decide to pay the application fee, any refund agreement must be made in writing. 16 Code 10167. 17 Code of Business and Professions Section 10167.9 (a).
18 Code of Business and Professions Section 10167.10. 19 BGB Section 51. 20 Government Code Sections 12955 (b), 12955.1-12955.9; 12989-12989.3; 42 United States Code Sections 3601-3631; Moskovitz et al., California Landlord Tenant Practice Sections 2.22-2.25 (CEB 2009). 21 Government Code, Section 12955, Point b). 22 Civil Code Section 1940.3 (b). See California`s Guide to Practice, The Tenant Lord, paragraph 2:569.1 (Rutter Group 2009). 23 Code of Government Section 12955 (p) (2). 24 Government Code Sections 12900-12996; Civil Code Sections 51 to 53; 42 United States Code Section 3601 and below. However, after you and the owner have agreed to rent the accommodation, the landlord can ask for proof of your disability if you require “suitable accommodation” for your disability, such as the installation. B special fittings or door handles. (Brown, Warner and Portman, The California Landlords` Law Book, Vol. I: Rights – Responsibilities, pages 161-163 (NOLO Press 2009)).
(For an in-depth review of discrimination, see Chapter 9 of this reference). 25 Health and Safety Code, Section 17922.