What is a Conditional Acceptance Letter?

A Conditional Acceptance Letter is a letter that specifies additional requirements such as additional deposit monies or that the tenant applicant has to meet to be accepted as a tenant.  The Fair Credit Reporting Act requires that a form of this conditional acceptance letter must be provided to any rental applicant you choose to accept with conditions if that decision is based solely or partly on information in a consumer report. Use our free conditional acceptance letter now.

The notice must include:

  • The name, address and telephone number of the Credit Reporting Agency (CRA) that supplied the consumer report, including a toll-free telephone number for CRAs that maintain files nationwide;
  • A statement that the CRA that supplied the report did not make the decision to offer a conditional acceptance and cannot give the specific reasons for it; and
  • A notice of the individual’s right to dispute the accuracy or completeness of any information the CRA furnished, and the consumer’s right to a free report from the CRA upon request within 60 days.
  • Disclosure of this information is important because some consumer reports contain errors.

The Conditional Acceptance Letter is required even if information in the consumer credit report was not the main reason for the increase in security deposit or rent or other adverse action. In fact, even if the information in the report plays only a small part in the overall decision, the applicant still must be notified.

 

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