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Tenant Screening Tip Corner

Placing qualified tenants into rental properties is one of the most important tasks as a landlord or property manager. So what criteria should you focus on, exactly? Here are some ideas to consider:

1. Develop written qualification criteria and document them
2. Verify income sources and credit score
3. Contact one previous landlord
4. Run a background check on each adult applicant
5. Don’t offer leases without a completed and signed rental application
6. Don’t make written comments on the application other than those pertaining to your rental criteria
7. Hold on to applications for several years
8. Use a property manager

If you’re an experienced landlord and you’re just looking for assistance on placing qualified tenants, then our tenant placement service may be right for you!