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Seven Vital Tips To Help You Collect Your Tenant Debt – Part Six of our Seven Part Series

by Bill Gray, Fidelity Information Corporation

Bill grayTake advice from someone who knows the tenant debt collection business:

Your debt recovery may depend on what you do before the tenant moves in!

Get the right information from your prospect before they move in, and you will always increase your chances for debt recovery on the back end.


Background Check Co-Signers. One way to rent to someone with questionable credit or rental history is to require a co-signer. But avoid the common mistake of accepting a co-signer without checking their credit and rental history. It is crucial to collection to have the co-signer complete a rental application and sign an iron-clad agreement. In fact, it is extremely important for every adult moving into the apartment to complete an application and sign the lease. This gives you far more leverage and ability to collect any future debts.

Miss the other tips in our series?

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