Keeping Sex Offenders out of your Rental Unit

Oct 12, 2010 - 5:00 pm  |  By Comments Off on Keeping Sex Offenders out of your Rental Unit

Is a sex offender living in one of your units? How do you know? You may be checking your tenants credit score and possible eviction history, but you should consider conducting criminal background checks as well.   By ordering even an Instant Nationwide Criminal Database search you can verify whether your prospective tenant is a registered […]

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 […]

More communities discuss tenant screening

Jul 21, 2009 - 11:11 am  |  By Comments Off on More communities discuss tenant screening

Communities across the United States are starting to discuss the benefits of tenant screening, including how to conduct a tenant screening and how to follow the applicable state, local and federal laws.  Recently, Brainerd MN held a town hall meeting about tenant screening and this week they are getting to together to discuss it.  The […]

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, […]

Take care of your tenants before it makes the news

Apr 27, 2009 - 5:24 pm  |  By Comments Off on Take care of your tenants before it makes the news

WLKY.com reports a full story about tenants finding rats in their apartment, complete with photographs of rats and rats droppings.  The tenants claim the problem started in January and they have been trying to resolve it with their landlords, but the problem is still ongoing. They claim the property manager didn’t take them seriously and […]

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 […]

More Tenant Screening in Little Canada

Jan 21, 2009 - 4:45 pm  |  By 1 Comment »

The city of Little Canada, Minnesota is the latest in American Cities looking to mandate tenant screening for all apartment owners in their municipal area.  City Leaders are hoping the stricter tenant screening requirements will reduce the number of police related incidents and increase safety within the city limits, where half the residents live in […]

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 […]

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