Have a comprehensive Rental Application
When someone applies to you for an apartment they will willingly give you all
the information you ask for. Be sure to take full advantage of this opportunity.
Remember -to get the right answers you must ask the right questions. Besides the basic information such as full name, maiden name, date of birth and
Social Security Number, your rental application should ask for:
Ask the Right Questions
Talk to the applicant for a few minutes and ask them some important questions:
Q: "Why are you moving?"
A: "The landlord is a jerk -he will not fix anything."
Beware -this indicates potential problems.
Q: "When do you want to move in?"
Beware -a responsible tenant will want to give the current landlord at least
a 2-week notice.
Have a set of requirements and stick with them.
Here are my minimum requirements:
Proper tenant screening can be fun and it's certainly a real eye opener.