Georgia Tenant Screening Background Checks
It is imperative to thoroughly screen a prospective tenant, even when the applicant appears to have a charming personality and answers all your questions. The more extensive screening that you pursue, the more you will learn about the tenant’s background. The American Apartment Owners Association can provide you with the comprehensive Georgia Tenant Screening Forms that you need to thoroughly screen applicants for your residential rental properties. By utilizing the extensive Georgia Tenant Screening forms provided by the AAOA, you can screen well beyond basic questions. Discover crucial information such as rental history, credit history, criminal history on the local, state and federal levels, as well as serious crimes such as sex offender or terrorism convictions
Bad tenants can ruin their reputation and yours if you rent to tenants who conduct criminal activities or disrupt their neighbors. Landlords are protected against their properties being used for prostitution or sub-letting or assignment to another person which may occur with other types of criminal activity, under Georgia Code § 44-7-18. While this will let a landlord out of the obligations of continuing to rent to such a tenant, why take the chance in the first place? Take precautions to thoroughly screen applicants in advance. While some tenants may have had past problems paying rent due to temporary job loss, they could still prove to be a good tenant once the screening process shows they have no criminal background or other risks and the tenant is now back at work. You could miss out on a potentially good tenant who will pay rent on time, take good care of the property and not disturb neighbors just the same as you could potentially miss out on disastrous consequences if you fail to use proper Georgia Tenant Screening forms and packages to weed out the bad applicants. Remember, the cost of screening is usually passed on to tenants and each of the Georgia Tenant Screening packages provided by the AAOA includes a free tenant credit report.
The American Apartment Owners Association provides tenant screening background checks nationwide. Looking for a tenant screening report in a state other than Georgia? Visit our tenant background checks page to learn more.