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Is it Necessary to Take Rental Applications in Chronological Order?

In short, there is no statute or law that directly states you have to accept applicants in the order that they are received.  There is also no requirement that you have to screen your tenants.  However, based on how discrimination…

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How to Check the Rental History of a Prospective Tenant

Whether you screen with us, or you try to do it all on your own, these are the steps that you should take when checking the rental history of a prospective tenant. Step 1 Check an Incident Reporting Database: There…

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How to Choose the Right Tenant Screening Company?

What should you look for in a tenant screening company? Good Customer Service A good tenant screening company will be willing and able to talk to you on the phone about your report.  While the company cannot make a leasing…

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How to Screen a Prospective Employee

Screening a prospective employee happens before, during, and after the interview.  By breaking it into parts you can compare and contrast interactions and you will also be able to ensure that you don’t miss important details.  Quick decisions on a…

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Every Real Estate Investor Can Screen Tenants, not Just Corporations

Many small real estate investors are afraid to screen tenants for a list of reasons.  Some are afraid that they will be brought to court based on fair housing and anti-discrimination laws.  The Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) also applies…

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Post Screening Denial Mayhem and How to Avoid it

You’re a responsible landlord.  You hate conflict so you dot your i’s and cross your t’s so that you can’t be reprimanded for any wrong doing.  You used proper and consistent procedures when screening your prospective tenants.  You compiled a…

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Background and Credit Checks

Without running a full credit and background check from a legitimate screening company, you’ll never know. www.therrd.com

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