by Dan Njegomir (April 25, 2017)
The state House hopes to give prospective renters a break on the application fees they face when leasing an apartment.
House Bill 1310 passed the lower chamber Monday, proposing limits on the fees, which can add up fast. The bill restricts application fees to the price of what is necessary to screen residents—such as credit reports, reference checks or tenant screening reports. The bill requires the fees to be refunded if the applicant is never screened.