You’ve bought yourself a nice piece of rental property and gotten it fixed up. Now you just need one thing: someone to live in it. There are plenty of horror stories about renters who destroy property, refuse to abide by the rules, and generally make life miserable for their landlords. How can you avoid that? How do you find someone who will work well with your property and your policies? Of course, there’s never any guarantee, but there are a few things you can do to screen your candidates. Here are a few questions to ask when searching for the perfect tenant.

Why Are You Moving?

There are all sorts of reasons for moving to a new home. Maybe they just got a new job and have to relocate. Maybe they’re planning on starting a family. Or maybe they couldn’t get along with their previous landlord, or are being evicted. (more…)

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