After investing in your rental property, the second most important thing is to find the highest quality tenants possible to lease it to. Screening tenant applicants to find the most qualified tenant is one of the most important responsibilities Cousin James assumes when we manage your property.
Properly screening tenants will ensure a more reliable, cost-effective investment. Finding tenants who will care for your property as well as you would is important. The process of tenant screening must be carried out with focus on details. Our years of experience in property management and leasing have taught us how to spot the differences between a great tenant and a difficult one. We use a professionally proven background service and a very detailed application process we have refined over many years.
Here are some of the processes and benefits Cousin James 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 your 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 a great tenant minimizes the risk of long-term vacancy, eviction, or other disruptions in income. Reference checks also reveal a lot 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.