Seven Vital Tips to Collect Tenant Debt – Part Four of Seven

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

by Bill Gray, Fidelity Information Corporation

Identity photoTake 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 debt recovery on the back end.


Check Their Driver’s License. Make a photocopy of the prospects’ driver’s license and Social Security card. It is not uncommon for a bad ex-tenant to avoid a bad reference by claiming identity theft and saying he or she “never lived there”. Copies of these documents will be crucial in identifying the debtor and collecting your money.

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