The Importance of Screening Residential Tenants

Sep 1, 2009 - 3:00 pm  |  By 2 Comments »

The examiner.com posted a recent article about the importance of background screening residential tenants.    The article talks about the importance of running tenant credit reports, conducting reference verifications, and screening for criminal history.    The author C arlos Cooper applies some common sense advice about evaluating the results of the background check report.  For example, credit […]

The Importance of Tenant Screening

May 27, 2009 - 9:48 am  |  By Comments Off on The Importance of Tenant Screening

More communities are providing forums to help landlords and property owners understand their rights and help them engage effectively with their tenants.  Champlin Minnesota is the newest community to encourage this behavior, which a forum that occurred on May 14th, the second annual landlord forum.  In addition to discussing low interest loans for property repair, […]

Check out your landlords financial strength

Apr 20, 2009 - 11:10 am  |  By Comments Off on Check out your landlords financial strength

According to news-press.com, there’s is a growing problem for Florida condominium associations regarding non-paying unit owners who have tenants living in their unit.  These unit owners are behind on their HOA fees and yet Florida law provides that the utilities cannot be disrupted to the tenant living in the unit.   There is a bill before Florida […]

South Peoria moves towards tenant screening

Feb 27, 2009 - 12:27 pm  |  By Comments Off on South Peoria moves towards tenant screening

The city of Peoria is looking to instate of $25 annual fee for all landlords to “keep an up-to-date annual registration list. That includes names, addresses and phone numbers of all landlords.” Currently Landlords are required to register one time, and the city council has the list and outdated. The purpose of the updated information […]

Apartment Owner responds to complaints about tenants

Jan 27, 2009 - 2:55 pm  |  By Comments Off on Apartment Owner responds to complaints about tenants

the TimesDaily.com had an article from Sheffield, Alabama today about an apartment complex owner responding to complaints about his tenants alleged drug use, shots being fired and other incidents that occurred at his complex, the Colbert Square Apartments, over the past nine years.  The owner was forced to appear before the city council to address the […]

It’s a Renters Market

Dec 11, 2008 - 3:54 pm  |  By Comments Off on It’s a Renters Market

The winter is usually a great time to find an apartment in Los Angeles, especially in the beach cities, where the cold Pacific Ocean wind keeps prospective volleyball players and bikinis at bay.  According to Fox News, the housing slump has also created a renters market saturated with additional rental housing options for prospective tenants.  The reason is because many homeowners […]

More landlord tips including tenant screening

Nov 24, 2008 - 11:59 am  |  By Comments Off on More landlord tips including tenant screening

Increasingly, property managers and landlords are including tenant screening as a sound business step in their overall property management business.  In these tough economic times, their have been a lot of tips for landlords, and they all seem to include some form of tenant screening.  The most recent is from National Association of Independent Landlords, which encourages […]

Tenant Screening Program helps Bite Crime

Sep 19, 2008 - 11:32 am  |  By Comments Off on Tenant Screening Program helps Bite Crime

Sometimes landlords and property managers can take a bite out of crime when they run criminal background checks on their prospective tenants.  In addition to running tenant credit reports for financial history, landlords are now running criminal records searches to make sure their tenants don’t have a history of violance or are currently out on […]

Tenant Screening for first time landlords and property owners

Aug 8, 2008 - 12:47 pm  |  By Comments Off on Tenant Screening for first time landlords and property owners

With a slow real estate market, the inventory of rental homes has increased, many with first time landlords.  The amount of renters has increased as many new home owners cannot afford to pay their mortgages.   Sometimes owners will attempt to find tenants themselves or use a mortgage company.   Home owners are advised to screen their […]

Finding Stable Reliable Tenants

Jul 22, 2008 - 11:05 am  |  By Comments Off on Finding Stable Reliable Tenants

Jessica Beganski wrote a great article about how to find and maintain reliable tenants. She makes some interesting points- the most striking is that she recommends allowing for pets.  Her premise is: I think having a pet shows you’re stable, responsible and flexible – all qualities of a good tenant. Most landlords and property managers […]

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