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Tenant Screening

Eviction Delays: How Bad Tenants Buy More Time

Eviction Delays: How Bad Tenants Buy More Time

Understanding How Tenants Avoid Eviction They don't pay the rent. They don't take care of the rental property. Still, they feel like their landlord owes them a place to live. Meet the professional tenant. Savvy to the legal system, these tenants have learned how to...

Tenant Harassing, Trying to Intimidate Landlord

Tenant Harassing, Trying to Intimidate Landlord

Dealing with Tenant Threats: A Guide for Landlords A landlord shared with us the difficulty she is currently experiencing with a tenant who just moved out.  Although she gave him proper notice and a cleaning checklist several weeks in advance, when she tried to hold...

Landlord Tips: How to Resolve Noise Complaints

Landlord Tips: How to Resolve Noise Complaints

A Property Managers Guide to Resolving Noise Complaints Noise is everywhere around us. But when noise occurs in a rental property, it can cost a landlord time and money. That's reason enough to become proficient at handling noise complaints. These complaints can be...

Tenant Scams 11 Landlords

Tenant Scams 11 Landlords

At least 11 Toronto-area landlords are suffering income loss after the same tenant scammed them using a fake name. According to this news report, the tenant provided documentation under an alias name to secure leases on multiple properties.  The tenant allegedly...

How to Make the Most of a Tenant Credit Check

How to Make the Most of a Tenant Credit Check

Running tenant credit is the final step in the tenant screening process. This information helps landlords: Uncover tenant fraud including identity theft and false identity; Confirm the applicant's qualifications; and, Gain leverage for on-time rent payments. A credit...

Alarming Rise in Tenant Fraud

Alarming Rise in Tenant Fraud

The rental industry is experiencing a significant rise in fraud activity among applicants, that according to a new fraud analysis from TransUnion Credit Bureau. During the period from March 2020 to August 2020, landlords saw a nearly 30% increase in applicants who...

10 Simple Ways to Avoid Nightmare Tenants

10 Simple Ways to Avoid Nightmare Tenants

Major property management firms report that tenant fraud -- rental applicants who misrepresent qualifications -- is a common occurrence. These applicants are the most likely to become nightmare tenants, skipping out on rent, damaging the property, or causing...

Lawmakers Resist Effort to Seal Eviction Records

Louisiana's legislature rejected a bill that would have prevented landlords there from obtaining eviction records on tenants who did not pay rent during the pandemic. The measure would have prevented courts from reporting eviction cases for nonpayment that occurred...