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The Feds Crack Down on Dirty Money in Miami Real Estate

  • Monday, September 4, 2017
  Florida   Tenant Credit Checks   Tips   

If you work in real estate, you know the importance of tenant screening and rental credit checks. What you might not realize is there is another issue in real estate, and it’s a big one. It’s money laundering, and it’s hit Miami in a big way.

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3 Consequences of Not Requiring a Tenant Credit Report

  • Monday, August 7, 2017
  Tenant Credit Checks   FCRA   Tenant Screening   

More people than ever are scheming on rental property owners and managers. Whether it's a serial delinquent payer or squatters bouncing from place to place, you need to have a system in place that protects you from such hazards.

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Why Tenant Screening is a Must for Every Landlord

  • Sunday, August 6, 2017
  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.

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Tenant Credit Check: The What, The Why, and The How

  • Saturday, August 5, 2017
  FCRA   Tenant Screening   Tenant Credit Checks   

Watch TV long enough in the evenings, and you will eventually see an advertisement for free consumer credit checks. Along with a fun jingle, there is usually reasoning behind why you should know your credit score. In the world of rental property and property management, you should also know your tenant's credit history.

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Five Questions to Ask When Performing a Credit Check

  • Wednesday, April 19, 2017
  General   Tips   Tenant Credit Checks   Tenant Screening   

Spring is in the air, and it's that time again—moving time! During the warmer months, you're likely to have an influx of prospective tenants. That's a good thing, but it's easy to get overwhelmed by the number of applicants.

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Apartment Associations Must Now Credential All Members Who Obtain Credit Reports, Or Do They?

  • Monday, November 4, 2013
  General   Tenant Screening   Criminal & Eviction Checks   Tenant Credit Checks   

Requirements for landlord’s running credit reports on prospective tenants continue to evolve. Credentialing is now required for all end users (landlords).

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Handling Credit Checks in a Recession

  • Friday, October 25, 2013
  General   Tenant Screening   Tenant Credit Checks   Criminal & Eviction Checks   

While the rental market may be stronger than ever, it is still important for landlords to exercise caution. Many people have been hurt by the economy and their credit scores have suffered the consequences.

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Should You Collect Rental Application Fees?

  • Friday, September 27, 2013
  General   Legal   Tips   Tenant Screening   Tenant Credit Checks   Criminal & Eviction Checks   

Collecting rents is an important function as a landlord, but that process does not begin on the due date. It actually begins on the day that your tenant completes a rental application.

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Top 10 Reasons to Screen Tenants

  • Monday, July 15, 2013
  General   Tenant Screening   Tenant Credit Checks   Criminal & Eviction Checks   

Many landlords roll the dice when it comes to filling their vacancies.

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