View a sample Tennessee rental application form below and read further to learn more about what information should be included on rental applications in Tennessee, what information a landlord CAN’T ask for, and what Tennessee-specific regulations apply to the application process.
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Applicable Law in Tennessee
When a landlord has a vacant unit that they need to rent, the best way to find a new tenant is to use a rental application. These applications are designed to make the process easy to manage so that the landlord can find a tenant without discriminating against anyone that applies to live in the rental unit. In this state, the is no upper limit set by the state for the application fee that can be charged by the landlord, so the landlord can charge any fee that they think is reasonable. In addition, the application fee is not refundable, so the fee must be submitted separately from other expenses associated with the rental unit.
Fair Housing Laws in Tennessee
Fair Housing laws in this state are designed to make sure that individuals who apply for housing in the state do not get discriminated against. This means that a landlord cannot accept or deny a tenant based on their race, religion, sex, national origin, familial status, or disability. If a tenant has a disability that requires special circumstances, the landlord will need to be accommodated for their needs. Guide dogs must be accepted into the housing for a blind tenant, and if they are refused, the landlord will receive a Class C misdemeanor.