Eviction Records:Other than credit history, this is the most important item to
check. Unfortunately the data on eviction history is not very good. Most
landlords and property management don’t report eviction activity. Also, most
non-paying tenants do not go all the way through the eviction proc ...
Determining an applicant’s criminal past is difficult when conducting
tenant screening. Most
bureaus offer the ability to check most national and state criminal databases.
This sounds great, but much of our government infrastructure is pretty outd ...
Tenant Screening - Income/Employment Verification:
Verifying an applicant’s income can be challenging. A
landlord usually needs a release to contact an applicant’s employer and get
this information. Often the HR department can be very difficult to track down,
and their ...
Income to Rent Ratio – Income to Rent ratio, often incorrectly called rent
to income ratio is the amount of income a potential tenant earns as a ratio to
the advertised rent. For example, if an
applicant earns $6000 per month and is applying for a property that rents for
$2000, her ...
Know an Applicant’s Credit Worthiness – In tenant screening, credit history is the single biggest factor in determining the risk involved in renting to a prospective tenant. A consistent record of paying one’s debts is an accurate measure of their care and concern regardi ...