Find out how much landlords can charge in applicant screening fees in 2016


Property owners can now charge a rental applicant up to $46.67 to cover screening fees, such as a credit check and time spent gathering information on the prospective tenant.

The new maximum fee, permitted since December 2015, is 68 cents higher than last year’s fee and is based on changes in the Consumer Price Index.

Members can follow this link for a more in-depth explanation of what owners can do – and what they can’t – related to application charges.