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The American Apartment Owners Association is continually providing the most up to date information on tenant screening to assist property managers, landlords, and real estate professionals. Below you'll find the most recent articles on tenant screening to assist you with finding the best tenant for your rental. The articles vary in topics and include How to Find Quality Tenants, Tenant Background Checks: 4 Crucial Tips for Detecting Fraud, Using Facebook as a Tenant Screening Tool, and many more. The American Apartment Owners Association is also proud to provide discounted tenant screening services to its free and paid members. Our tenant background checks offer wide variety of data including credit report, eviction history, criminal background, telecheck verification, and SSN fraud check. Is there a tenant screening topic you'd like to know more about? Please contact us and let us know!


It’s not a controversial observation to note that the COVID-19 pandemic (and the related quarantine limitations and shutdowns) has presented an unprecedented series of operational and financial challenges for the commercial real estate sector. Landlords and tenants alike have struggled to adapt to new restrictions and limitations, mandatory closures and public health guidelines, and rapidly…


Two attorneys recently joined the National Real Estate Investors Association for an online discussion to help landlords and property managers understand how best to deal with the new federal eviction moratorium. A new nationwide federal eviction moratorium has been ordered through the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) to halt residential evictions through the end of…


Nearly one-third of U.S. renters struggle to pay rent in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, yet they also face the prospect of being defrauded when searching for a new rental home. Fraud in the rental-housing market continues to take a toll on everyone. Tech advancements have made it increasingly difficult for law enforcement to…


Seeing a new tenant moving to the house can be difficult for both the tenant and the owner. Getting a checklist of issues that needs to be resolved before the occupant moves in will help make the process smoother and ensure you do not skip any crucial steps. Here are eight things you should fix…


Being successful landlords and property managers in today’s environment involves some key strategies, including your eviction process, that veteran landlord David Pickron sets out. By David Pickron I have always had a lead foot.  It is hard to admit, but with my hard-charging personality, I just want to get where I am going… fast. As…


In an effort to advance education and help families that need it the most, the American Apartment Owners Association donated supplies on September 1, 2020 to 21 schools nationwide through DonorsChoose, a non-profit that makes it easy to help classrooms in need. Donations made were matched in partnership with AT&T and Charles Schwab. According to…


Screening tenants is one of the most essential parts of being a landlord. With good tenants, you can enjoy peace of mind and fewer problems. Bad, problematic tenants are often the demise of many landlords in the industry. A bad tenant that consistently avoids paying rent can turn into a squatter eventually which makes selling…


Whether to use a security deposit or a move-in fee, if it is legal in your area, is the topic this week from Keepe the on-demand repair and maintenance company. One of the biggest risks with managing a rental property is having to deal with property damage by existing or outgoing renters. Over the years, security deposits…


Here are four important questions to answer before your tenant asks, and before you both enter into a rental or lease agreement, from Keepe the on-demand repair company. Obviously the lease is designed to hold you and your tenant to all the conditions of tenancy, which may protect either party during a dispute.  As a property manager,…


One of the most crucial aspects in tenant screening is that of checking your prospective tenant’s landlord references, so here are 5 ways to spot fake landlord references from Keepe the maintenance company. Unfortunately, some tenants have been known to make up references or list friends or family members as previous landlords. There are even companies that…

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