19 Jul Tenant Background Check
Tenant Background Check
Making sure you can trust your tenants before they move-in is important. That’s why running a tenant background check a crucial part of your tenant screening process. Not only does a tenant background check provide information you need to make your decision, they will also help you avoid problem renters. Yet many landlords only assess a potential tenant based on their credit score. Don’t put your renters or your rental property at risk! The only way to truly tell if someone is going to respect your property and your residents is by getting the full story. With this in mind, we offer you some insight on why a tenant background check is so important.
Disclaimer: The information provided in this post in not intended to be construed as legal advice, nor should it be considered a substitute for obtaining individual legal counsel or consulting your local, state, federal or provincial tenancy laws…
Tenant Screening Mistakes You Cannot Afford to Make
One of the most costly mistakes any landlord can ever make, is choosing the wrong tenant. In fact, choosing the wrong tenant could be the most expensive mistake you ever make. Especially when it results in thousands of dollars of unpaid rent, property repairs, and eviction related expenses. From skipping the tenant screening process altogether to making errors during the screening process. As a landlord, you have a duty to keep your neighbors, community, and other residents safe from harm.
Always incorporate a tenant background check into the your screening process…
Costly Screening Mistakes
When considering who to rent to, it is important to consider whom you are allowing in your building. While no screening process is guaranteed, if you make a tenant background check a part of your process, you will reduce your risk significantly.
Below we have listed some of the most common mistakes landlords make during the tenant screening process:
- Checking Only The Credit Report: while this is an essential component of the tenant screening process, it’s not enough
- Properly Screening: scammers prey on landlords who do not perform proper tenant screenings
- Screening Co-Applicants: screen them the same way and do not overlook this important step
- Complying with Housing Laws: during the screening process, you need to make sure that your marketing, application, and selection do not break any laws
- Checking References: just because a tenant looks good on paper don’t be fooled make sure to check all references for more on this click here
When In Doubt
If you have questions about tenant background checks or need help with finding good tenants, please contact us. We manage single-family homes, condos, and apartment buildings throughout the San Diego area. Whether you are interested in changing property managers, or simply looking to hire a property management company for the first time, Rancho Mesa Properties can help. We take care of all types of residential rental properties including homes, condos, multiplexes such as duplex and triplexes, and even small apartment buildings. Let us manage your rental properties, so you can enjoy your life! Call us today at (858) 576-2176. We will save you time, money, and the stress that comes along with managing your own rentals.