The Ultimate Guide to Tenant Screening

A thorough tenant screening process can serve as a valuable asset for real estate investors, helping to ensure on-time rent, a well-cared-for property and a decrease in vacancies. The process should include the basics of who a tenant is, such as where they work and what they make, as well as a more detailed screening of criminal records, credit score, eviction history and possibly a search of the sex offender registry. A good checklist includes general tenant verification, criminal background checks, credit score checks, and eviction reports. It never hurts to meet in person to ask additional questions regarding pets, smoking habits and extracurricular activities.

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