Tenant Screening

The Tenant Screening Resource Center is designed to help landlords and property managers understand the current tenant screening options and help you find the best information available so that you can make informed rental decisions.

The 5 Steps of Tenant Screening

I always say that "95% of your tenant problems can be eliminated in the screening process." If you're like me, you probably find it difficult to relax when you have vacancies...

12 Excellent Tenant Screening Questions You Cannot Fail to Ask

Learn what tenant screening questions to ask, what you should include on the rental application, and what kind of information you should collect from them.

The Landlord Guide to Tenant Screening

Here are five essential steps that will guide you safely through filling your vacant rental with tenants you can trust.

Tenant Screening: The Key to a Profitable Investment

A credible background check by a reputable company could be the most important decision a landlord can make during the entire applicant screening process.

Can Landlords Screen Renters by Income and Credit Score?

Read on for tips to make sure you’re not getting the runaround from potential landlords.

Myths and Facts about Criminal Records

Here are some common myths about criminal records.

First-Time Landlords: 7 Common Mistakes to Avoid

If you have a living space you are not using; you may have thought about renting it out. This something more and more people are doing, with 36.6% of households renting their homes in 2020. And...

What Makes An Ideal Tenant? A Landlord's Perspective

Finding ideal tenants is one of the essential parts of a landlord or property manager's job. A bad tenant can be a drain on all resources – your time, money, patience, and even the goodwill and...

The Most Common Tenant Screening Mistakes

Some of the following common mistakes made in the tenant screening process can cause your screening process to fail.

Top Benefits of Online Tenant Screening

Our friends over at SmartMove have put together 11 benefits of online screening to help manage your tenant risk.

Screening Tenants With Alternate Data

If you are new to real estate investing then I am about to save you years of heartache and pain.

4 Questions to Ask Tenant References

The landlord reference check is a crucial step that you should never skip in your search for great tenants. We've all been deep into tenant screening and thought we found the right renters, but...

How to Review a Lease with Tenants the Right Way

One of the best ways to make sure tenants understand a lease is to sit down with them and go through it page by page. This is what is commonly referred to as a "lease review." Here are the 7 steps...

Leaving Tenant Screening to the Pros

The following are the reasons you should leave tenant screening to the pros and utilize a professional tenant screening tool when finding your next renter.

Questions to Ask During a Potential Tenant Interview

The following are seven questions you should ask before you move a tenant on for further screening.

The Purpose of Tenant Screening & Understanding the 3 Types of Resident Screening

Tenant screening helps you assess your perspective renters ability and willingness to pay the rent, do they have the income and employment to afford rent, do they have a track record of paying rent...

How To Handle The Inherited Tenant

Be prepared no matter what by taking the proper precautions. When you inherit tenants, put in action the following important tips.

5 Tips For Finding The Right Tenant

Check out these five quick tips for finding the right tenant for your property.

How To Improve The Rental Application Process

The following are the top four reasons your application process is turning away potential tenants.

Which Traits to Look for in a Potential Tenant?

Renting out a property is a great way to reduce its overhead and even create an additional stream of revenue, however, if you can’t recognize a bad tenant, you are in for a whole world of trouble.

Key Traits and Personalities of the Perfect Tenant

Finding the perfect tenant is like looking for a needle in a haystack sometimes. With so many people looking for rentals these days, it can seem like everyone is a good fit for your property.

How to Pre-Screen Potential Tenants

If you are a landlord, pre-screening tenants can save time, aggravation and money. The pre-screening process begins even before the prospective tenant makes a rental application.

Myths and Facts about Eviction Records

Test your knowledge by reading below and see if you can spot something new. You might be surprised.

How Residential Real Estate Will Shift as Renters Trade Urban Living for Suburban

As the global pandemic continues, residential real estate will shift as more renters will trade urban, crowded cities for suburban, spacious areas. These areas offer a lower cost of living for more...

5 Simple Steps to Choosing Right Tenants

Choosing the right tenants for your rental property involves more than just picking the person who looks good on paper.

How to Properly Communicate Your Lease To Tenants

Communication is vital to the success of your relationship with a tenant. It is more vital to the landlord because they have more to lose. Here are 4 tips for how to properly communicate your lease...

4 Things To Do When a Tenant Stops Paying Rent

Being a landlord comes with lots of perks. But at the same time, the job can prove to be tough. This is especially true when you find yourself facing a tenant who has stopped paying rent or asking...

Why Contactless Rentals are the Future of Real Estate

As the country gradually reopens the economy, industries innovate fast to get back on their feet and survive in the new normal. For those in real estate rentals, deciding the next step for your...

Challenges Facing Landlords and Property Managers Going Into Q4

2020 has been a challenging year for many industries – to put it mildly. Property management is an essential industry that had to make sweeping changes and adjustments at the pandemic's onset....

How to Succeed in Property Management

Being a property manager encompasses a lot of responsibilities. As a mediator between the property owner and the residents, you and your team will need exceptional people skills, organizational...

What Questions Do You Ask When Getting A Reference for a Potential Tenant?

Effective tenant screening is a crucial part of the process, and one piece of that screening pie is the references you get from a tenant’s previous landlords. Here are 12 questions you should be...

Rights and Responsibilities Information for Landlords & Tenants

Whether you're a landlord or a tenant, you have specific rights and responsibilities outlined by the law of your province, territory, or state. Protect yourself; know what they are. Here are the...

5 Tips for Maintaining a Healthy Tenant-Landlord Relationship

You need to understand the healthy boundaries and obligations of a tenant-landlord relationship. Unfortunately, that’s easier said than done. The lines between the landlord and the renter often...

3 Reasons for Screening Potential Tenants

Tenant screening is not only a good business practice but a necessary one.