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Services for Real Estate Pros - AccuRental Tenant Screening
Whether you’re a hands-on kind of landlord or choose to contract-out property administration, you owe it for your enterprise to consistently review what new services can be found to buyers and managers of rental home. Routine review of your operational methods is definitely advisable. Working sma...
As in any business practice, checking candidate references is highly recommended as a component of your tenant screening process. Contacting prior landlords and personal references can be done pretty quickly and with minimal expense to the landlord. The data acquired through reference checking ma...
How Prior Criminal Drug History Can Affect the Landlord   Knowledge of prior criminal charges is a critical factor to consider when you are evaluating new rental applicants.  Studies show that those with drug convictions are far more likely to reoffend than those with any other type of conviction...
A close friend of mine just rented out her house without conducting any tenant screening.  Now this didn’t baffle me just because I operate a tenant screening company :), but for someone that I consider remarkably intelligent and responsible, I was mystified about how she could take such a noncha...
A new lawsuit in Washington state illustrates how critical it is for landlords, property managers, and tenant screening companies to know the specific tenant screening laws that apply in every state. The ACLU has filed suit against Yardi, a prominent tenant screening company, for rejecting tenant...
The idea of owning an income property and renting it out sounds very appealing to most people. What a great way to earn extra income, and in some cases potentially have the mortgage of your property paid by the tenant’s rent money! It’s the American Dream with the added feature of a passive incom...
No single decision that you make as a landlord will affect your business outcomes more than your choice of tenants. While the right tenant can help you turn your income property into the hassle-free money-maker you're hoping it will become, placing the wrong tenant in your rental can actually cos...
As a landlord, you obviously have every right to pick your own tenants, and you’re certainly free to set very high standards for the type of tenants that you want.  But being a landlord necessarily, and unfortunately, opens you up to potential claims of discrimination or unfair renting practices....
There is a substantial body of law regulating what consumer reporting agencies can and cannot report for purposes of tenant screening.  The overarching statute is the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), 15 U.S.C. § 1681 et seq.  Landlords should be aware of these regulations as they explore...
I’ve been renting property for nearly 10 years now.  Over those years, I’ve made more mistakes that I personally care to admit.  On the bright side, those mistakes helped lead me to launch AccuRental Tenant Screening so that I could help landlords avoid the pitfalls that I ran into as a “green be...

Justin Mason

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