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How much should I charge for an application fee?

How much should I charge for an application fee

One of the biggest responsibilities a landlord has is to gather applications and screen tenants. (And if you don’t require an application it’s time to start!) Landlords everywhere are constantly running applications every time there is a vacancy. And usually it takes multiple applications before a vacancy is filled. It doesn’t take very long before […]

Can you evict a tenant for lying on their application?

Can you evict a tenant for lying on their application

This is a question that we got asked recently: Can you evict a tenant for lying on their application? And it’s a good question! Good tenant screening will weed out most of the bad tenants… But it’s not 100% fool proof. Unfortunately, sometimes a bad tenant can still slip through the cracks. When this happens, […]

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[PART 4] Tenant screening: How to adjust your tenant screening process and eliminate evictions

How to adjust your tenant screening process and eliminate evictions

This week we are wrapping up our series on tenant screening! If you missed any of the previous videos you can find them here: How to read a sample credit report and fill out an application scoring sheet What to verify on a tenant application Knowing when to approve or deny a rental applicant Because […]

[PART 3] Tenant Screening: Knowing when to approve or deny a rental applicant

Tenant Screening Knowing when to approve or deny a rental applicant

This week we are continuing our series on tenant screening. In part one we talked about how to read a sample credit report and fill out an application scoring sheet. In part two we talked about what to verify on a tenant application. This week, we are talking about how to approve or deny an […]

[PART 2] Screening tenants: How to verify income and other items on a tenant application

part 2 Screening tenants How to verify income and other items on a tenant application

This post is part two in a series dedicated to tenant screening. Last week we talked about how to score a sample credit report, this week we are going to talk about verification. This is an important step in the approval process, because it proves that the information they put on the application is accurate. […]

[PART 1] Screening Tenants: How to score a sample credit report

Screening Tenants How to score a sample credit report part 1

Our focus lately has been on tenant screening, a VERY important topic! Last week we talked about outsourcing your tenant screening… And this week we’re going to talk about doing it yourself. There are pros and cons to doing it yourself, mainly: You get access to the actual credit report and credit score You can […]