Idaho Rental Application
Download the Idaho Rental Application, a six (6) page document used by landlords for checking to see if individuals that are interested in renting a unit should be permitted to sign a lease. The form, once completed, provides a highly detailed report on a tenant, covering everything from their rental history to their employment status, and everything in-between. When it comes to rental applications, capturing as much information on a tenant as possible (without infringing on their tenant rights) is important – as the clearer the applicant’s history is to the landlord, the easier their decision becomes.
Maximum Application Fee: No state-imposed limits. Although discretion should be taken with the fee charged, there are no limits landlords have to confine to.
Security Deposits (§ 6-321): Idaho law does not restrict property managers on the amount they can charge for upfront deposits. The statute clearly states that landlords are not to take deductions from security deposits for any damage that can be deemed as normal “wear and tear.” Wear and tear can be classified as the deterioration of the rental that is not caused by 1) negligence, 2) misuse, 3) accident, or 4) carelessness. If a landlord plans on keeping some or all of the security deposit, they need to deliver a signed list that includes all of the amounts retained, and why. Landlords need to return security deposits within twenty-one (21) days after the end of the lease (or whatever is included in the agreement). If the lease includes information on time returning the security deposit, the landlord has thirty (30) days to return said deposit.
Guide to Idaho Lease Laws: Idaho Landlord and Tenant Manual (.pdf)