Accurate Credit Bureau “Don’t be that guy!” Do a Tenant Background Check BEFORE They Move In…

A landlord lets a family rent as he is anxious to have tenants in his empty property and the family say that they are desperate for accommodation. He is not entirely happy about them but feels that letting them in will be better than leaving the property empty. He fails to do a tenant background check on his prospective tenant.

Once in, they proceed to redecorate the property, painting the walls black and all the radiators dark mauve. Numerous complaints are received from neighbours about their behaviour and loud music at night. There are several incidents when the Police are called out and it is suspected that they are taking drugs. The landlord did not process a criminal background check.

They pay one month’s rent in advance but fail to pay any further rent, and the landlord has to issue proceedings for possession to evict them. This  takes four months by which time the rent arrears have risen to several thousand dollars. The landlord failed to process an tenant eviction report

The night before the bailiff is due to come to evict them, they have a party, during the course of which several windows are broken, and other damage is done to the property. It is left in a filthy state with rubbish in all the rooms. Much of the furniture has been either broken or stolen. The landlord did not process a tenent credit report.

The landlord is left with a property which needs several thousand pounds work (including re-decoration throughout and replacement of almost all the furniture) to make it fit for re-letting, a bill from his solicitors for the eviction proceedings, and no chance of recovery from the tenants who have disappeared without trace. The landlord didn’t have his prospective tenant fill out a tenant rental application or rental lease.

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