Finding a suitable tenant is always a hard chore when you don’t exactly know that how you should screen your potential tenants and how you should go about renting the apartment to one of them. You might have had many bad experiences with your tenants but with some simple tips you can say goodbye to all those hassles that you once used to have with those to whom you rent your apartment. It only takes little effort and you will definitely be able to rent your rental apartments out to somebody who is just more than perfect for this.
You can kick start the process to rent an apartment by telling your friends as well as business associates about the fact that your rental apartment is vacant and available for somebody to occupy. In case if there are multiple units available in your rental property then you can even ask any current tenants and they will definitely be a great help in spreading word about vacant apartment among their family members and friends.
Also place signs that say “For Rent” outside your apartment or you can even go with fliers or announcements on the bulletin boards as well as in newspapers’ classified section.
When you start getting applications from any potential renters for occupying your apartments in Simpsonville sc, it’s time to ask them to complete a rental application in writing with their personal references, credit histories, rental histories, banking information and employment histories.
Once you have all the applications, start interviewing the tenants who have shown their interest in your property and ask them why your rental property is desirable for them. Also ask things like the time period for which they may be living at the current residences as well as what are the reasons for them to think about leaving the current residences and finding new ones.
It is also worth asking that whether your potential tenants have any plans of living in your Simpsonville apartments for extended periods of time or they’ll more likely be transient, depending on the rental histories they may have.
All the references should also be checked for evaluating the suitability of all the applicants as tenant. Talking to the references would help you rate them according to how they behaved at their previous properties and whether they followed all the rules or were just a headache for the landlord. This also helps you in finding their histories at workplaces as well.
You should not be discriminatory and must select best possible tenant amongst the applicants, deciding after performing credit checks on them and looking at their rental history and personal references.
Any possible complaints for discrimination can be avoided by evaluating the tenants based on the employment or financial histories rather than religion, sec, race, age, etc.