screening tenants: Ah... Screening Tenants with the Help of the Internet - 10/07/08 08:01 AM
When it comes to tenant screening, the 'net is a great thing... I just had a prospective tenant call me, and when asked 'why is he moving', his answers were not consistent.  BTW, I like to ask 3 times when the first response to that question is anything with the word 'landlord' in it.  He went on to tell me that he 'told' the landlord that he was moving, and he wasn't getting evicted... well, he got half of it right.  While on the phone, I asked his name and current address, logged onto our local District Court website and did … (6 comments)

screening tenants: Finding Tenants - 11/15/07 11:35 PM
Finding and placing the right tenant for your rental can be difficult... here are a couple of tips that might help:
1) Join your local rental property association, and find their search engine for reference on a tenant prospect.  The RPOA (rental property owners association) that I belong to has a website that you can search for past evictions and/or money damages.
2) Check into the local district court websites for past records for that person.  If they (the prospect) have several landlord/tenant cases, it would mean that they know the court system very well, and you will probably get added to the list.
I … (4 comments)


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