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Rentec Protect: An Exclusive Tenant Screening Club for Your Rentals

Rentec Protect: An Exclusive Tenant Screening Club for Your Rentals

Introducing an exclusive tenant screening club to protect your rental properties and investments. Rentec Direct has long been the leader in tenant screening solutions for landlords and property managers by providing the best credit reports, criminal background checks, and eviction history searches on rental applicants.  Landlords and property managers use these reports to determine if […]

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Are All Tenant Screening Reports Created Equal?

By on November 22, 2017 in Education, Tenant Screening with 0 Comments
Are All Tenant Screening Reports Created Equal?

Ever notice that when you search for tenant screening on Google how every option you click claims to have the “best” reports?   With over 600,000 search results for “Tenant Screening”, how do you know which option really is the best and how do you know the reports you’ve ordered are accurate?   I’m going […]

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Tenant Screening Red Flags

By on October 19, 2017 in Tenant Screening with 2 Comments
Tenant Screening Red Flags

Landlords and property managers understand the importance of tenant screening to secure the most qualified applicant for your rental property.  Failing to properly screen your rental applicants can result in significant loss of income due to late or unpaid rent, property damages, or an ugly and expensive eviction. Establishing standard screening criteria helps landlords and property […]

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Landlord Tips for when a Tenant Disappears

By on October 11, 2017 in Education with 0 Comments
Landlord Tips for when a Tenant Disappears

If you suspect that your renter has disappeared and has no intention of returning to the rental property, you need to follow the appropriate steps before moving forward with re-renting the property. Before taking any moves towards re-renting the property, you need to check your state and local laws regarding rental property abandonment.  Complying with […]

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How to Create Written Tenant Screening Criteria

By on October 4, 2017 in Education, Tenant Screening with 2 Comments
How to Create Written Tenant Screening Criteria

One of your primary goals as a rental property owner or manager should include finding the most qualified tenant who will pay rent on time, follow lease terms, and take care of the property. And most importantly – you need to find this qualified tenant through legal avenues. Awareness of, and compliance with, Fair Housing […]

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How to Tell if Your Rental Applicant’s Landlord Reference is Fake

By on September 29, 2017 in Education with 0 Comments
How to Tell if Your Rental Applicant’s Landlord Reference is Fake

Calling your rental applicant’s previous landlords for a reference is standard practice in tenant screening. You want to know if the tenant paid his rent on time, followed property rules, and is someone worth renting to. And who better to tell you if an applicant is a good renter than his current or past landlord. […]

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The Fair Credit Reporting Act – Guide for Landlords

By on September 22, 2017 in Education, Tenant Screening with 0 Comments
The Fair Credit Reporting Act – Guide for Landlords

The following article is from the Federal Trade Commission’s  guidance on Using Consumer Reports: What Landlords Need to Know. Landlords and property managers are legally allowed to review a rental applicant’s consumer reports and run a background check to determine if he or she will be a qualified tenant. Housing providers will use a variety […]

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How Much Does Tenant Turnover Really Cost?

By on September 11, 2017 in Education with 0 Comments
How Much Does Tenant Turnover Really Cost?

Tenant turnover is the process of getting a rental property ready for a new tenant after a lease expires and your previous tenant moves out. Property managers and landlords need to make the turnover as efficient as possible to minimize the time the property is unoccupied. Every day that a property sits vacant is a […]

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What is the Federal Fair Housing Act?

By on July 24, 2017 in Education with 1 Comment
What is the Federal Fair Housing Act?

Landlords, property managers and housing providers are required to honor the civil rights protections established under the Federal Fair Housing Act(Title VIII of the Civil Rights Act of 1968).   The Fair Housing Act is the set of laws associated with anti-discrimination laws for renters. The Fair Housing Act applies to other real estate transactions, […]

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The Dos and Don’ts of a Tenant Interview

By on July 19, 2017 in Education, Tenant Screening with 6 Comments
The Dos and Don’ts of a Tenant Interview

Properly screening your tenants is the most important step a landlord can do to protect their investment property and management business. In order to ensure that you have responsible tenants, that not only pay their rent on time but also value and take care of their home, there are certain qualifications landlords use to evaluate […]

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