|A Tenant Credit Screening Helps You Avoid Renters That Will Give You Headaches
[Posted on Nov 15]
A major part of being a landlord or property manager means that you’re constantly dealing with turnover of your tenants. Any landlord will have few stories about the great tenants they’ve had but will have endless stories about the bad tenants they’ve had. That’s because when you rent to dependable individuals, they become very low maintenance and make your job much easier but when you’ve made the mistake of renting to someone that isn’t, it becomes a never ending hassle.
This is why the most successful landlords utilize tenant credit screening reports in order to weed out these potential renters that have will turn out to be a headache that could have been otherwise avoided. AAA Credit Screening Services is the leader when you need a background check or credit check because not only do we provide accurate information quickly but we spend the time to explain to you what is being reported and how you can use that information. Most other companies will simply present you with the findings of your tenant credit screening report without putting the information into a context that is helpful for you. These reports can sometimes be confusing, especially for someone that doesn’t have a lot of experience interpreting them so at AAA Credit Screening Services, we make an effort to give you the information and then be available to answer any questions you might have about what’s being reported.
When you choose to do a tenant credit screening, you’ll learn what kind of credit history a person has, which can include previous renting history. You’ll then be in a position to make an informed decision regarding your rental candidates, which will help you choose someone that won’t cause you problems down the line. If someone has rented in the past and ended that relationship on poor terms, you have a right to know that and use that knowledge to decide if you really want them renting from you.
While you can call the references and previous renters on the application, those with a poor rental history will omit that information and so it’s in your best interest to take the next step and find out for yourself if they’re being totally forthcoming. In many cases, a tenant credit screening will show that the person is someone that you can trust to rent your property but in the instances when that screening reports otherwise, you’ll know and avoid putting yourself into a regrettable situation.