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The Importance of Pre-Screening Tenants

Friday, August 4th, 2017
The Importance of Pre-Screening Tenants

As a property manager or landlord, it is your job to make sure you choose the best tenants to occupy a property.

As a property manager or landlord, it is your job to make sure you choose the best tenants to occupy a property. Comprehensive tenant screening services will provide you with a detailed report of the tenant’s criminal record, history, credit score, eviction history, terrorism or sex offense charges, and so much more. (more…)

4 Things Every Landlord Needs To Do With Tenant Background Checks

Friday, May 12th, 2017
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Screening potential tenants is very important for the safety of everyone.

After obtaining the results of a tenant background check there are some seriously critical steps that need to be undertaken to ensure that you are getting a quality tenant to reside at your property. (more…)

Why Do Tenant Screening?

Friday, December 23rd, 2016

Tenant screening is an important part of making sure that the right people are renting space from you. While we all want to think the best of people, being aware of any potential issues in advance is always the best policy. What types of things does a tenant screening include and why is it performed? (more…)

Questions to Ask a Tenants Previous Landlord

Friday, October 28th, 2016
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Before signing on the dotted line, make sure this tenant is someone you want in your rental property.

Just like a professional resume, many rental applicants can look great on paper only to find out they are not a very good applicant at all. The best way for you to avoid some potentially troublesome renters is to request a reference check from a previous landlord. This reference check will help you screen out trouble and to choose a tenant who will treat your property well. So before handing over the keys, let’s check out some questions you should ask the previous landlord while you are waiting for your tenant screening report to come back. (more…)

Tenant Screening: Six Questions to Ask Potential Tenants

Friday, June 24th, 2016
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Before signing on the dotted line, make sure this tenant is someone you want in your rental property.

From the first moment you speak to a potential tenant, you should begin your tenant screening process. This screening process isn’t just a background check and credit report, it is also questions that could reveal much more about your potential tenants than a report run by AIR Pre-Hire. These questions compounded by our reports will be able to avoid bad tenants from renting your property. Let’s take a moment to talk about some questions you should ask your potential tenants. (more…)

Tenant Screening Tips for Today’s Economy

Friday, February 5th, 2016
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Tenant screening services give you more confidence that you are renting to the right applicant.

In today’s economic climate, fewer and fewer people are looking for housing. With a smaller pool of prospective tenants to choose from, landlords often have to make difficult choices about who to accept as their new tenants. Many landlords turn to credit checks to determine the trustworthiness of applicants; however, this smaller pool of applicants often also has things like bankruptcy and foreclosures on their credit reports. Landlords are forced to decide whether to rent out their property without knowing the true trustworthiness of their tenants. Fortunately, tenant screening services do so much more than just a credit check, which leaves the landlord feeling more confident in their decision. (more…)

Tenant Pre-Screening: Five Questions to Ask Prospective Tenants

Monday, September 28th, 2015

If you’ve been in the rental business for some time, you’ve probably run across at least a few bad tenants. Evictions, having the police called out, and the clean-up involved with a trashed apartment are only a few of the potential issues that can give your rental company a bad reputation. However, many of those problems can be reduced or even eliminated altogether when you implement a good, consistent tenant pre-screening process.

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It will pay off in the long-term to have each and every tenant submit a rental application and authorize a criminal background check and credit report.

It can be tempting to try to fill those empty apartments as quickly as possible – after all, every empty apartment means less income for you – but it will pay off in the long-term to have each and every tenant submit a rental application and authorize a criminal background check and credit report. Keep reading to find out five questions to ask prospective tenants that can help you to separate the good from the bad! (more…)

Tenant Red Flags: What to Look for Before You Sign the Lease

Tuesday, August 4th, 2015

When you have an open apartment or house to fill, you may be feeling the pressure to get someone in there quickly. After all, every day that space sits open is money out of your pocket! However, it can save you time, stress, and money in the long run if you opt for tenant screening services before signing the lease. Tenant screening will unveil prior histories through a credit report with score and nationwide eviction database search, criminal record searches, nationwide sex offenders search, previous landlord interview, and employment verifications. Certain red flags may come up during your background check. They are not necessarily deal-breakers, but may warrant further investigation. Read on to find out what red flags to look out for when screening prospective tenants!

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Certain red flags may come up during your background check. They are not necessarily deal-breakers, but may warrant further investigation.

Credit Check Red Flags

You need written permission from the tenant to run a credit check, so if they seem hesitant or do not consent at all, that’s certainly a red flag. Credit checks can alert you to a history of bad credit or even bankruptcy, qualities in a tenant that almost certainly mean that you will not be paid in full or on time. If their credit score has improved over the last several years, or if the bankruptcy was filed a decade ago or more, you may decide to be more lenient. (more…)

Tenant Screening: FAQ

Monday, June 29th, 2015

Although we all wish that people these days were honest and true to their word, unfortunately, that’s not always the case. As a landlord, it can be difficult to tell which prospective tenants are trustworthy and reliable based on an application and in-person interview alone. You assume a large amount of liability when making the ultimate decision: Will your tenant pay his or her rent on time? Will they cause trouble and be a disruption to their neighbors? Will they uphold their rental agreement? There fortunately is a simple way to bring up any red flags before you allow new tenants to move into your property: tenant screening through AIR Pre-Hire.

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There fortunately is a simple way to bring up any red flags before you allow new tenants to move into your property: tenant screening through AIR Pre-Hire.

  • What is included with a tenant background check?

    A standard background check gives you a credit report with score and a nationwide eviction database search. Criminal record searches, a nationwide sex offenders search, a previous landlord interview, and employment verifications are also offered through AIR Pre-Hire. (more…)

Landlords Look to Tenant Screening for Safety

Friday, March 13th, 2015

When it comes to finding a place to live, most people believe that tenants are at a disadvantage over their landlords. After all, the landlords are able to set prices and rental agreements, as well as deny an application. But what many people overlook is the fact that landlords put themselves at great risk when allowing tenants to move in to their property. They take on a large amount of liability and could suffer serious consequences if the people whose applications they accept turn out to be unreliable. So is there a way landlords can guarantee their tenants will be a good choice? There is, and it is a simple one: tenant screening.

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