Have Trust In A Tenant Report, Not In The Potential Renter
[Posted on Sep 20]
The number one tool a landlord or property manager has when screening potential rental candidates is a tenant report. There is a lot of research that can be done on an individual just with the information they’ve provided on a rental application, such as contacting employers and previous landlords. Some people, however, are not completely honest when filling out a rental application. These are the kinds of people that have a poor rental history and know that including certain information will make them less likely to be approved for rent on your property. These are precisely the kinds of individuals you don’t want to be renting to because it’s a pattern of behavior that is not easily broken.
AAA Credit Screening Services offers a comprehensive tenant report that will provide accurate information on an individual to help you make an informed decision about whether or not you should be renting to them. As a matter of fact, because someone has to consent to a background check, simply informing them of your intent to run one can deter individuals that know the information you’ll receive will be to their detriment. The sooner you can weed out these types of people, the better.
If you’ve been renting for long, you know that everyone has a story and sometimes we want to give the benefit of the doubt and trust that whatever problems or issues they’ve had in the past have been put behind them and that they’ll become a model tenant. It’s unfortunate that that kind of sympathy more often than not does not pan out and you ended up regretting the decision. When you obtain a tenant report, especially if you implement it as a standard operating procedure, you’ll be able to better determine if the “explanation” you’re getting for why their last landlord won’t give them a favorable recommendation is actually a case of a onetime incident or if this person has shown a history of being a poor renter.
In addition to a tenant report, AAA Credit Screening Services can provide you with other background screening reports. These can benefit employers, lenders and others that need to verify the credibility of an individual and can’t afford to risk trusting them at their word. With AAA, you can obtain one’s motor vehicle records, employment history, any criminal history and more. Protect yourself when by acquiring the information available and using it to make informed decisions.