Tenant Screening Rental Agreements Credit Reports – Accurate Credit Bureau

Your first interaction with possible tenants will be the background check that includes a financial review and calling references. Overall, you must perform background checks fairly. You should not do the check on one person and not on the other as this favoritism, or “trusting your gut feeling,” is a disservice to all involved. You owe it to yourself, possible tenants and current tenants to perform fair background checks. For yourself, you can avoid headaches with tenants that don’t pay the rent or have caused problems, such as costly repairs, in the past. For possible tenants, you may be providing that reality check – can they really afford your rental? For your current tenants, consistent background checks let them know you are looking after your investment giving them a sense of security. Landlord comprehensive; at $39.95 is an investment well worth the cost.

Clear, Consistent Communication: To avoid any misunderstandings, make sure all your interactions with tenants are clear.

Use a rental application. Make sure you supply the tenant with a copy of the contract so they may reference it if any questions arise. Review the contract with a renewing tenant and discuss any questions they may have over the language or meaning.

Collect rent on a schedule. Keeping consistency with your tenants is imperative. If you are too lax one month, you may have a hard time collecting rent the next month. Or, if you are lax with one renter and not another you can create tension or even a legal issue.

Always provide written notice before entering a tenants space. This varies from state to state. However, for good business practice and common courtesey, let the tenant know when you need to enter the property they call home.

Use signs, flyers or other WRITTEN communication to inform tenants of policies and policy changes. Provide all tenants with copies and/or make clear postings around the complex.

Serve notices and warnings in writing. Verbal notices will not protect you if a situation deteriorates. Make certain to give your notices in writing and make yourself available for questions or discussion. Serving a notice and then disappearing from sight does not offer clear communication and can aggravate a situation!
For tenant screening services see Accurate Credit Bureau

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