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5 Key Tips for Renting to College Students

5 Key Tips for Renting to College Students

If you own a rental property in a small college town or a city home close to many universities, chances are, you may encounter students seeking off-campus housing. The college rental market is unique with its own set of advantages and special considerations, and requires a detailed plan for maximizing your success as a successful college student landlord. Here are some tips for renting your property to college students: 1) Extensive Screening Process: When it comes to leasing a property to a college student, background check for renters is indispensable. It will help you weed out unreliable tenants and...

Creating Safer Neighborhoods by Screening Potential Tenants

Creating safer neighborhoods is one the prime responsibilities of a good landlord. It is important to choose tenants that treat your properties as their own, abide by the rules and responsibilities of the society, and help to create a better environment. One of the best ways that landlords can make sure that good, reliable tenants rent their properties is to engage in careful and detailed tenant screening for all the applicants. With a good tenant screening service, diligent landlords can not only ensure that the potential applicants will be trustworthy, but also that they will be safe for the...

5 Non-negotiable Rules That Landlords Cannot Ignore

With a staggering rise in the number of tenant complaints, it has become inevitable to enforce a tenant screening process and learn the risks associated with high-risk tenants. A tenant who is careless about the lease agreement and your property may lead to a myriad of problems and financial stress. Thus, implementing some ground rules for choosing tenants for your investment within your rights can help you avoid high-risk tenants and secure your investment. Here are 5 non-negotiable rules for avoiding pitfalls and renting intelligently:  1) Past Evictions Tenants who have been previously evicted by...

How to screen potential tenants?

With a good tenant you don’t need to worry if the rent will be paid on time or if the property will be maintained well. On the other hand with a bad tenant you may suffer from delayed or no rent payments, concerns about property maintenance, or even complaints from angry neighbors for nuisance posed by the tenant. For these reasons and more it’s important to ensure that you are getting the best tenant by screening every prospective applicant before allowing him or her to sign a lease. Here are a few tenant screening techniques that can help you to get a good tenant easily and...

How tenant screening credit inquiries affect your credit scores

Your credit score and credit report data can be a determining factor when renting a home or apartment from a landlord. Landlords and rental management companies make credit inquires to determine your likelihood of rent delinquency which in turn help them decide whether or not to rent to you. Even though certain key factors in examining your payment delinquency can be obtained from your current landlord, tenant eviction history reports, criminal reports, and consumer credit reports offer additional details of your ability to make payments on time. Some credit inquires have little effect on your credit...

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