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FCRA Compliant Background Check: What Landlords Must Know

Updated June 2021 Getting the most complete tenant screening report possible on a rental applicant is a major priority for landlords, but they must make sure they are following FCRA tenant screening rules. If they cross the line on how they screen potential tenants, landlords could be faced with a number of significant issues. Whether…Read More

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What Is Rental Verification (And Does Rental History Matter?)

Updated May 2021 When meeting a new prospective tenant, getting to know their rental history is a great way to find out if they’re going to be a good fit for your own property. But what exactly is rental verification, and how can it help you to connect a tenant to their rental history? Real…Read More

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Landlord Alert: Tricks Desperate Rental Applicants Use

Updated May 2021 As a landlord, you’re always on the lookout for the best tenant out of your pool of rental applicants. When you haven’t been a landlord for long, it’s important to be aware of some common tricks that desperate rental applicants try to pull on naïve landlords. These scams are designed to put…Read More

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Easy Landlord Guide: How To Get A Tenant Out ASAP

Updated April 2021 Sometimes, tenants just don’t work out. From causing frequent problems to finding loopholes right and left, there are many ways this can happen. In addition to the loss of income, a bad tenant can add serious stress to your life. Learning the best way to get rid of bad tenants can be…Read More

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Landlord Guide: What Is A Good Credit Score For Tenants?

Updated February 2021 Credit scores are one of the primary factors used by many landlords to screen renters, but what is a good credit score for tenants? Understanding how credit scores can be used to screen tenants is important for landlords when reviewing rental applications. Choosing reliable tenants is an important foundation for your business;…Read More

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A Landlord’s Guide Rental Application Fees (50 States)

Updated August 2020 Rental application fees can create a lot of questions for landlords and tenants alike. Landlords understand the importance of collecting these fees, but they may be confused about what limits they must follow. Potential tenants, on the other hand, may not understand what the fees are or what they are used for….Read More

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Best Online Tenant Screening Sites For Landlords

Choosing tenants is an essential part of your rental business. With the right tenants in your properties, your business will be better managed and more secure than if you are stuck with tenants that don’t align with your business model. Do you know how to choose tenants effectively? Do you take the necessary time to…Read More

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How To Ask The Right Background Check RFP Questions

Doing business is complicated. Keeping up with every area that needs attention can be overwhelming, and sometimes, it’s necessary to bring on help to get things done. As a business, knowing the right time to do this is an essential part of maintaining your profit margin. Many businesses and entrepreneurs working in the real estate…Read More

Everything That You Need To Know About HUD Occupancy Limits

Part of your job as a landlord is to ensure that your property is safe for tenants. All rental properties must be kept in a habitable condition. For many properties, that means that you have to ensure that you do not allow more than a safe number of people to live at the property. These…Read More

What Landlords Should Know About Renting To Sex Offenders

Understanding the complexities of housing and rentals laws is a big part of your responsibilities as a landlord. When you’re choosing whom to rent to among rental applicants, there are certain factors you are not legally allowed to use as part of your decision. Most landlords know that they cannot deny a rental application on…Read More