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Renting to Tenants with No Credit History

Your credit score can affect many different aspects of your life. Good credit is generally required for large expenditures or investments like a car lease or purchase, a house purchase, or a property rental. Credit history is an easy way for dealerships, realtors, or landlords to know how you’ve handled large … Read More

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What Is a Bad Rental History?

As a landlord, it’s in your best interests to make sure that the tenant you approve for your property is trustworthy, respectful, and easy to work with. That’s why the tenant approval process is such an important part of every landlord’s job. If you’re in the process of screening tenants for … Read More

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Can Landlords Conduct Tenant Criminal Background Checks?

Most landlords are allowed to conduct criminal background checks as part of the applicant screening process. It’s important to closely follow tenant screening laws, though, so you’re not accused of discrimination. Local Bans on Prospective Tenant Background Checks Some cities have prohibited landlords from running background checks, including Berkley, Richmond, Oakland, … Read More

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Reassuring Tenants During COVID

Facing unemployment, health risks, and uncertainty due to the pandemic, many tenants need reassurance right now. As a landlord, you can make current and prospective renters feel safe and welcome. Get Your Own Affairs in Order Before you can deal with your renters’ financial situation, you need to sort out … Read More