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Residential Landlord Application Screening Fee

Concerning an application screening fee that a residential landlord charges a prospective tenant.
2017 Regular Session
Bill Summary

With respect to an application screening fee that a landlord may charge a prospective tenant, the bill:

  • Limits the fee to cover the landlord's actual costs;
  • Requires the landlord to provide any person who has paid the fee with either a disclosure of the landlord's anticipated expenses for which the fee will be used or a receipt that itemizes the landlord's actual expenses incurred. The landlord may provide the person with an electronic receipt, unless the person requests a paper receipt.
  • Requires the landlord to return any amount of the fee that is not used as authorized by law; and
  • Establishes a penalty for a landlord that does not comply with the requirements related to the fee.
    (Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)




Bill Text

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