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  • Writer's pictureElliot Leigh

How to find the best tenants

When choosing tenants for your property, you need to take the necessary steps to find people who are easy to deal with and respectable. Choosing the best tenants is also dependent on your criteria because there might be certain characteristics that you do not want.

Strategies To Find The Right Tenants

Authentic Rental Applications

Finding tenants means conducting a structured screening process that allows you to obtain the necessary information to identify whether potential occupants are suitable.

Here are some aspects of your rental application you should consider:

  1. Ask for references – ask your potential tenants for references from previous landlords.

  2. Take a look at financial history – use trusted software to gain an insight into a person’s credit score.

  3. Previous rental history – undertake necessary checks that give you confidence as a landlord to rent your home to the right people.

Use Various Software Platforms

There are plenty of software platforms that can help you manage your tenants. Use this management software to adapt the property experience for you and your tenants so you can identify what makes a good resident.

Get To Know Your Tenants

Use tenant software to dig deep into your tenant’s history and check their rental and financial background.

You can use sites such as National Residential Tenant Referencing, which have services such as NRLA Tenant referencing and NRLA Credit checks. This protects your properties against tenants who won’t match your requirements and identifies the most suitable clients.

With your current tenants, build rapport with them and build an amicable relationship. Take the time to give them support with anything they need and create a positive environment for them to appreciate your services.

Be A Great Landlord

A more passive strategy for finding tenants is to be a fair and pleasant landlord. It is possible that if residents have a positive experience on your property, they may recommend others to live there. If the occupants treated your home with respect, you want similar people to rent your property after them.

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