As Linda got ready to travel, she handed the keys to her property to Nick and instructed him to deposit the rent in her bank account on the 1st of each month. During the next 12 months, Nick paid Linda only two months worth of rent, caused significant damage to her property and refused to move out until Linda was forced to take him to court.
A tenant from hell is not always easy to spot. Make sure you are diligent when handing the keys to your property. Run a thorough screening of the potential tenants including a credit report, a criminal background check, eviction records and check references for prior residency and employment.