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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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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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Tenant Screening: A Legal Overview

  • Tuesday, November 18, 2014
  General   Legal   Tenant Screening   FCRA   Fair Housing Act   Contributing Editorial   

While it is important to screen your tenants carefully to avoid mishaps and uncomfortable circumstances, you also have to be careful not to break any discrimination laws when conducting your search for the perfect renter.

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Consumer Reporting Agency Responsibilities

  • Thursday, November 7, 2013
  General   FCRA   Tips   

Consumer credit reports are commonly used as a method for evaluating rental applications.

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Guide to Vacation Rental Properties

  • Wednesday, February 15, 2012
  General   Tips   FCRA   Rents & Deposits   Rental Market   Vacation Rentals   

While many investors who purchase rental property focus on residences intended for year-around living, there is no denying the fact that vacation rental properties can provide an excellent income revenue.

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Guide to Showing your Rental Property to Prospective Tenants

  • Sunday, January 15, 2012
  General   Tips   FCRA   Rents & Deposits   Rental Market   

In order to succeed when you invest in rental properties it is necessary to show your property to potential tenants.

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Guide to Setting Rental Rates

  • Thursday, December 15, 2011
  General   Tips   FCRA   Rents & Deposits   Rental Market   

Setting the right rent can be one of the most difficult areas for many people who are investing in rental property.

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