Before you get too excited and sign the first lease that comes in, make sure you do your due diligence and check prospective tenants' out, after all, a tenant from hell can turn that sweet investment into a bitter eviction process faster than you can say 'sold'.
Avoid potential issues and make sure your tenant has the qualities you look for in someone who will be moving into your property.
- Order a criminal background check (national database for criminal records, sex offender registry, watch list) for every prospective occupant over the age of 18.
- Check with past landlords whether tenant was current on rent payments, took care of the property and was a good neighbor and tenant.
- Check with current employer to make sure tenant has a stable job and makes enough money to satisfy rent payments.
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