Handling applications is a fundamental part of every rental housing provider’s business operation. The application process is the first interaction you will have with your new tenant, and it sets the tone for the rest of the landlord-tenant relationship. Parts of the application process are also strictly regulated, and there are many potential fair housing issues that can arise. As a result, it’s crucial that your policies and procedures for the application process are carefully considered and consistently applied.
This webinar will cover the different steps in the application process with information about legal compliance information and best practices, including:
• How to handle multiple applications for the same unit
• Procedures when there are co-applicants
• Complying with screening fee laws
• Holding deposits
• Accepting and denying applications
• Using CAA forms in the application process
Heidi Palutke, Education, Policy and Compliance Counsel - California Apartment Association
Whitney Prout, Policy & Compliance Counsel - California Apartment Association
Original Broadcast Date: September 2018
On-Demand Cost: $49 CAA Member/ $89 Non-Member
Estimated Course Length: 1 Hr.
Qualifies for 1 Unit of CCRM Continuing Education Credit for current CCRM Certified Individuals.
Note: This webinar is one part of CAA’s three-part Beginning the Tenancy series. While it may be taken as a standalone class, CAA recommends taking the entire series to get a more complete picture of the application and screening process.