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So How Do I Choose a Good Tenant?

February 9th, 2012 · No Comments · tenant screening

 

Let’s get back to the topic of finding a good tenant.  Otherwise known as the “Art of Tenant Screening.”

So what is the secret?  There’s no “Master” living in the Mountains of Tibet to teach you how to be a perfect screener.  However, there are ways to learn the ropes and get more hits than misses.

According to a post on the Ontario Landlords Association forums, the five most popular categories used by experienced landlords and property managers are:

1. Former Landlord Reference

2. Good “Gut” Feeling

3. View Where They Are Currently Living

4.  Employment Check

5.  Credit Check

Which are the most important?  How do you actually cover each category?  Are there any missing categories?

Over the next few weeks we will carefully examine each.

 

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