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by Brett Furniss I was talking to a prospective Charlotte property management client the other day and he had only one criteria he really cared about. After we run a credit report for landlords on a perspective tenant, he wanted to make sure that we placed a rental tenant into his home that had 700+…


Does racism threat justify lease breaking? Rent it Right by Janet Portman, Inman News Q: We live in a multifamily community whose management assures us that they take their screening duties very seriously (the result, perhaps, of a crime committed by a resident a couple of years ago). They claim that they hire a screening…


Experian will now offer credit-building opportunities for responsible renters and expand its suite of products for the resident screening industry Experian, the global information services company, just announced that it has purchased RentBureau, the largest and most widely used credit bureau for the multifamily industry. The acquisition provides Experian with the most comprehensive rental payment…


Using Tenant Screening Tools to Rent it Right by Janet Portman, Inman News Q: When I screen potential tenants, I talk to their current landlord and their employer, ask for references, and order a credit report, a valuable tenant screening tool. Some of the landlords in town are also regularly looking on the Internet, to see…


Premise liability is a landlord’s Achilles’ heel – and it can be a game changer. Without insurance, one claim could very well end your rental property management days. These days, with verdicts routinely reaching into the  millions -even tens of millions,  if your insurance policy has exclusions or pay-out limits you may not be as secure as…


by AAOA Staff With vacancies high, you may not get the chance to sift through a pile of qualified applicants to pick the cherry tenant.   That makes it even more important to spot the ones who are more likely to cause damage or leave you with unpaid rent to collect. While there is no sure-fire…


Landlords must weigh convictions against tenant safety by Robert Griswold Q: After consulting your book, “Property Management for Dummies” and speaking with an attorney, I found a discrepancy in opinion involving tenant applicants with criminal records. Your book said that I can deny a rental application submitted by a convicted criminal in order to protect…


“SmartRegs” Provide Windfall for Tenants at Landlords’ Expense While homeowners await the promised Stimulus subsidies and tax breaks for energy upgrades, it is landlords who have become the target of regulations across the country designed to lower tenants’ energy waste. Only, in this case, there are no subsidies or tax breaks on the horizon. The…


From “Don’t Make These Mistakes When Screening Tenants From Abroad” by Bill Gray Screening possible new tenants who have recently come from another country can be challenging. Even those who may have been in the U.S. for some time may be a challenge if you are not judicious enough to very carefully read what they…


Rent it Right by Janet Portman, Inman News Q: We hired a management company to find tenants and collect rent at our rental in a nearby town. Over the past two years we’ve had four sets of tenants; one broke the lease and we had to file evictions on two of them. The property is…

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