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Prospective Tenant’s References

What to Ask a Prospective Tenant’s References

April 15, 2016

Establishing a tenant-landlord relationship with an individual is serious. If someone is going to be living in a property that you own, then you have the right to know who they are and what risks they pose. Unfortunately, many landlords – both inexperienced and veteran – often choose to forgo this critical aspect of the… [Read More]

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10 Red Flags To Look Out For When Screening a New Tenant

April 6, 2016

A bad tenant can end up costing you a lot of money. While you might normally enjoy a positive monthly cash flow, a bad tenant can seriously cut into your profits; worst-case scenario, a bad tenant can actually put you in the red.

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7 Types of Tenants Landlords Should Avoid

January 8, 2016

In a perfect world, the landlord would provide a much-needed service, and the tenant would accept it gratefully, paying the rent on time and respecting the property. However, that’s not always the case, and the best landlords will know how to recognize bad tenants when they come. This is why having a tenant screening process… [Read More]

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Tips for Legally Denying a Tenant Application

June 18, 2015

The idea of denying or rejecting a tenant application is frightening to the average landlord. Most approach the issue with fear and trepidation and believe any slight misstep could land them in hot water. And, while this is true to some extent (you don’t want to illegally reject a tenant), there are plenty of ways… [Read More]

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10 Landlord Mistakes That Call for a Professional Property Manager

June 11, 2015

When you’re a landlord, there are two categories of mistakes you risk making. The first is small and not very costly. These consist largely of learning experiences that don’t have any significant impact on your cash flow or stability. The second category can be deadly, though. These are the mistakes that will land you in… [Read More]

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Can You Use the Internet to Screen Tenants?

April 23, 2015

One of the beautiful facets of the Internet is that you can find answers to almost any question. If you’re a landlord, it can be a great tool for researching potential tenants and screening them prior to signing the contract … or is it?

8 Tips to Keep Tenants from Scamming You

8 Tips to Keep Tenants from Scamming You

April 7, 2015

You’ve probably heard of prospective renters losing out on thousands when rent scammers pose as the owners of a rental property. Those hopeful tenants find out too late that the property they paid for never existed.

home owners excited about renting out their home

How Tenant Screening Works and the Things You Must Look At

February 17, 2015

One of the best ways to diminish vacancy and turnover rates is through proper tenant screening. While first impressions can tell you a lot, you need more than a brief meeting to determine who you’re dealing with. It’s imperative that you perform a comprehensive evaluation of every tenant you consider.

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5 Details Every Landlord Needs to Know about Their Tenants

December 23, 2014

It’s easy to become blasé about renting out your property, particularly if you’re an experienced landlord. However, have you considered how much trust is involved when you rent to a tenant? Most tenants are complete strangers to you, but you trust them to live in your property anyway. Even when you protect yourself legally, renting… [Read More]

Tips for Tenant Screening

Tips for Tenant Screening

November 4, 2014

Choosing the right tenants is one of the most important parts of being a landlord. The right tenants make being a landlord an easy way to make money, particularly with help from Houston, Woodlands, and Katy property management. The wrong tenants, on the other hand, are bad news.

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