Florida Rental Application Form
Florida Rental Laws
Maximum Rental Application Fee
The Florida Statutes do not mention a maximum rental application fee that may be asked of a tenant at the time of submission. The fee is also deemed to be non-refundable.
Landlords are advised not to charge an exorbitant rental application fee and rather keep the charge limited to the cost that comes with processing the applications and running background checks. However, the final decision with regards to the fee amount lies with the landlord.
The laws in Florida regarding landlords and tenants do not specify a maximum amount or cap on the security deposit amount. Therefore, the landlord may charge a fee as they seem fit. Do note that cities and counties may have their own local laws regarding security deposits. The amount may vary depending on several factors including local laws, current market trends, etc. (Florida Statutes Title VI, 83.49 (2019))