Screening of Tenants

By
Services for Real Estate Pros with Homepointe Property Management

To ensure proper screening of future tenants an owner/agent must set standards prior to advertising the property. This will avoid any possible claims of unfair screening and unfair denial of a tenant renting the home. This will also tell a prospective tenant up front that if they wish to apply for the property they need to meet certain standards, and these standards must not be altered or bent for any circumstance. Otherwise fair housing laws come into effect and owners/agents can be accused of anything from racism to not renting to a tenant because they are too young, or have kids. We want to help our clients eliminate any chance of these accusations no matter what their preference be.

Comments (1)

Wallace S. Gibson, CPM
Gibson Management Group, Ltd. - Charlottesville, VA
LandlordWhisperer

My application and application process is only website where my properties are presented.  Anyone can view them, request information, check our screening criteria and request a showing.

If prospects won't provide information requested on our website OR provide their applications and application fee, they are automatically screening themselves

Nov 30, 2011 10:42 PM