Oregon Rental Application Form
Rental Application Fee
Every rental application form comes with a rental application fee because doing a background check on a prospective tenant is not free.
According to Oregon law, an applicant screening charge refers to the payment required to enter into a rental agreement, the purpose of which is to pay the cost of processing an application for a rental agreement for a residential dwelling unit (OR Rev Stat § 90).
There is no statute on the maximum amount a landlord can charge, but it should not be greater than the average cost of a screening. It may cover charges from the tenant screening company or consumer credit reporting agency, plus the reasonable value charged for the landlord’s administrative processing of the applicant’s background information (OR Rev Stat § 90.295).
Once a person is chosen as a tenant for a rental unit or property, the next step is to sign a lease agreement form. The landlord will also collect a security deposit, which is an amount the renter pays at the beginning of the tenancy period as a standby fund in the event of damage to the property or unpaid rent at the end of the term.
In Oregon, there is no statute on the minimum or maximum security deposit a landlord can collect. The landlord is only required to provide the tenant with a receipt (OR Rev Stat § 90.300).