Why Tenant Screening is a Must for Every Landlord

When you’re a landlord, you need help everywhere you can drum it up. VerticalRent’s mission is to provide excellent services to landlords who could use some help.

  • Sunday, August 6, 2017

  Matt Angerer

  Tenant Screening   Tenant Credit Checks   Criminal & Eviction Checks   General   

When you’re a landlord, you need help everywhere you can drum it up. VerticalRent’s mission is to provide excellent services to landlords who could use some help. VerticalRent is a tenant screening and rental property management software that helps in all aspects of your rental business. Here are some ways we can serve you, just as you serve your tenants.

Financial reassurance

Tenant screening can give you some financial reassurance on the front end of the rental process. Even the basic screenings available through VerticalRent give you a financial snap shot of the person in a way that lets you know of their ability to pay and their history with on-time payments. Landlords need to be taking care of tenants, no chasing down payments that they’ve already agreed to make.

Know What You’re Getting Into

As a landlord, the reality is you have a gut feeling about people. And sometimes that means approving someone’s lease agreement against evidence that it may not be the best choice. With VerticalRent’s tenant screening process, you get to know what you are getting into on the front end, which can be helpful if you end up having to confront tenants of issues throughout the lifespan of the lease agreements.

Added Deterrent

Let’s face it: Those trying to scam landlords are going to be much less likely to try if you have a full screening process in place when they apply to your property. This simple process helps keep tenants in check as they seek a place to call home. However, even if you don’t, VerticalRent has a free screening option that can help you if you’re in a pinch and need someone vetted.

The Smart Choice

Making smart choices is part of having a business. Revenue and cost, employment, salaries, tenants: It all matters to your business. At VerticalRent, we try to provide you with simple, helpful solutions to your property management needs. We’re proud to be a part of the smart choice you make every day to be a great business owner, a great employer, and a great landlord.

It's hard to know with certainty how any rental relationship is going to work out. Much of the time tenants are great, they follow the rules, they pay on time, and by doing so, they increase the value of your property with the intangible that only a great tenant can provide. Others are not so great and cause you more heartache than joy. At VerticalRent, we get that and are all about helping you set up the best rental process possible. Check out our array of services and let us help you create the best rental experience possible, and while you’re there grab a copy of our free e-book, The Small Landlord’s Guide to Tenant Screening to help you along the way.


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About the author

Matt Angerer is the Founder and President of VerticalRent. He enjoys writing on a variety of topics that help Landlords, Property Managers, and Renters across America. He is particularly interested in helping renters understand their local marketplace, pick the best places to live, and find an awesome roommate. Since 2011, VerticalRent has grown to service over 100,000 landlords and renters across America. 

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