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Tenant Screening Edmonton: Tenant Credit Checks And Finding Good Tenants

November 7th, 2013 · No Comments · Tenant Screening Edmonton: Tenant Credit Checks

 Tenant Screening Edmonton Tenant Credit Checks and Finding Good Renters

Experienced Edmonton landlords know that one of most important factors for their success or failure depends on the tenants they put in their rental unit.

If you rent to a good tenant being a landlord can be a very pleasant experience.

You invested a lot of money and took a lot of risk.

You put a lot of sweat into getting the rental property into great shape.

And with a good tenant it all pays off.

What Do You Call a Good Tenant Versus A Not-So-Good Tenant

Good tenants don’t bother neighbours or other tenants in the unit.

Good Tenants pay the rent on time.

Good tenants will not only take care of and respect the rental property they are staying in, they will respect the professional landlord who is renting to them.

There Are Bad Tenants Out There

A bad tenant can make your life very complicated.

It’s not just all the money you will surely lose.

It’s all the stress.

Lots of landlords decide to get out of the landlord industry and sell their rental properties after their first bad tenant experience.

Just take a look at what this Edmonton landlord is facing.

The Story is from the Edmonton Journal called: “Tenant where suspicious death occurred was about to be evicted, condo president says.

How Can I Make Sure I Rent To Good Tenants?

You need to do a careful investigation into a person before you rent to them.

The Edmonton Police have advice for landlords.

1. Take Tenant Screening Seriously

Responsible landlords take the applicant screening process very seriously.

2. Be Diligent

By being diligent in regards to the application process, landlords are able to screen undesirable individuals.

This also gives quality applicants the piece of mind that comes from knowing that all applicants are being screened equally, and that the landlord is trying to keep the criminal element out.

3. Tenant Credit Checks

Thoroughly screen each applicant using credit checks.

How Can I Do A Credit Check On My Tenant?

In years past doing a credit check was complicated and expensive.

Now you can do Equifax Credit Checks for only $10 and GARDA Full Credit Checks for only $14.

Where?

At the Alberta Landlords Association website.

You can do the checks at your home or office computer and they only takes minutes to do.

Tenant Screening and Tenant Credit Checks For Edmonton Landlords

Even the Edmonton Police are trying to help landlords succeed.

Tenant screening is the key to success.

Make sure you find all the good tenants out there and avoid the bad ones.

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