Introducing Apartments.com Rental Tools
With Apartments.com's Rental Tools, you can screen applicants, create leases, and collect rent for free, all in one place from your Apartments.com account.
Accept Applications Online
Eliminate the back and forth by accepting applications online from interested renters.
With Rental Tools, your active listing will have an Apply button, so renters can apply directly from your listing. You'll quickly get all the information you need to choose the right renter, including income to rent ratio, employment status, household info, and rental history.
Receive all applications from each applicant, including roommates living together. Conveniently review and compare them in the applications dashboard. Once you've made your decision, you can take action immediately from the dashboard.
Get all the information about your applicant to make an informed decision.
Each application includes a TransUnion™ credit, criminal, and eviction reports. Applicants pay $24.99 to apply and run reports. It's free for you.
You need more than just a credit score to understand an applicant’s financial situation. Easy-to-read credit reports, provided by TransUnion™, include a breakdown of an applicant’s total reported debt, detailed payment history for credit accounts, and employment and address history.
Applicants verify their identities and pay for their own reports, so you don’t have to collect application fees. Reports are run as “soft inquiries,” so they won’t negatively affect applicants’ credit.
Background and eviction checks
Get critical applicant info in a single report. TransUnion™ searches national and county records for criminal, eviction, and sex offender histories.
TransUnion™’s national search capability scans all criminal records. They search national databases and county records to give you a more complete picture of your applicant.
Online Rental Leases
Secure your property with a state-compliant lease, tailored to your unit, using our online builder.
Create a customized lease
Our online lease builder will guide you step by step through the lease generation process. Answer some questions along the way so the wizard can incorporate the specifics of your rental property.
Click here to see a sample lease.
Reviewed by experts
Our lease forms were created in consultation with industry and local jurisdiction experts, so wherever your property is located, the lease will be customized to your locale.
When you and your tenant are ready to close the deal, you can conveniently sign all lease documents with electronic signatures. If anything changes, you can make changes to the lease online.
Automatic Online Payments
Conveniently receive deposits, monthly rent payments, and other bills directly in your bank account.
The easiest way to get paid
Get paid with automatic payments to your bank account every month, without the hassle. Tenants can set up recurring rent payments, so you’ll both rest easy knowing the rent will be on time. And no one will miss dealing with rent checks!
See all payments in one place, including deposits and move-in costs. You’ll know at a glance if your tenants are current with payments, or if the rent is past due. Automated email reminders will go to tenants, with late fees already included if rent is past due.
No added costs
Collecting rent comes with no additional subscription costs or hidden fees for property owners. Tenants can choose to pay for free with their checking accounts or for a 2.75% fee if they pay with a debit or credit card.
Rent Comparable Reports
Uncertain about the rent and deposit
Take the guesswork out of pricing the rental with the free Rental Comparable report. This feature comes with the suite of rental tools, and as long as you're using the service, reports will be available.