Owning a rental property comes with many responsibilities, but no matter how much renovation and upgrades you put into it, there’s still one important detail that will make or break your business – quality tenants. Not only must you attract the top-tier tenants who will stay long-term, but you must also know what it takes to find them in the first place.
Cousin James Management takes the Tenant Screening process very seriously. We know that a lot is riding on how we manage finding the best tenants for you.
Here are the steps Cousin James Management provides in our tenant screening service:
- Nationwide Credit Checks
Every tenant is run through a Nationwide credit check to ensure that they have a strong history of reliable payments.
- Nationwide Background and Criminal History Check
- Another part of our tenant screening service is to ensure that new tenants will treat the property with genuine care. So, we check to make sure there is no history of destroying or damaging rental property or any other kind of criminal activity.
- Current and Prior Rental Verification
Landlords can always tell you how well a tenant treated their property and their rental payment history. By checking with the current and prior landlords of each tenant, we can verify the condition in which they have left the previous property.
- Reference Checks
To some people, this may seem like an unnecessary step in rental verification. But, we understand that doing the extra work to find an excellent tenant minimizes the risk of long-term vacancy, eviction, or other disruptions. Reference checks also reveal relevant details about a person’s general character.
- Employer Verification
Employment verification is fairly standard in any rental or leasing scenario. After all, you want to know that your new tenant has a reliable income so they can afford to pay the rent consistently and on time.
The Tenant Selection Criteria lists relevant information pertaining to prospective tenants’ background check. You will find important details as to how our Tenants are selected based on background checks, listing any grounds for denial. Please read carefully.
Cousin James Management will help you with much more than finding and keeping great tenants. We’ve been in the business for many years and have a wide range of contractors and other resources who are experts in their field. Find out how you can enjoy the rewards of being a property owner without the headaches and the time commitment. Call us and we’ll help you find and keep the most ideal tenants possible.