Tips For Landlords And Property Managers

Dated: 11/27/2017

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Lessen your liabilities by following these simple tips. Become a model landlord with less to no stress. 

  • Qualify a tenant before entering into a formal agreement.

  • Be sure to evaluate all applicants in a fair and nondiscriminatory manner.

  • Check with present and past employers as indicated on the application.

  • Run a credit check with one of the credit agencies—but be careful.

  • Check prior landlords and references.

  • Consider running criminal background checks.

  • Cultivate responsible tenants.

  • Be responsive when issues arise.

  • Be clear on where you stand.

  • Don’t get caught unaware.

  • In general, whatever you offer should be offered equally to all applicants.

  • There is a reason property managers use the same “move-in special” for months at a time.

  • Documenting the logic behind the decisions can protect you. 

  • Business necessity is a valid reason, if other methods have failed.

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