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Application Fees

by | May 22, 2011 | Qualifying, Renter's Rights, Renting 101 | 0 comments

Application Fees- what exactly are they? And why does every apartment charge for them? The Austin Tenants’ Council gives a very accurate description.

Landlords usually request an application fee to compensate the landlord for checking credit reports and processing the application. Typically, application fees are $25 to $35 per person, but there is no limit on what a landlord can charge for an application fee. Application fees are usually nonrefundable (except as noted below).

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