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How To Vet Tenants

Making sure that you have got the perfect tenant occupying your rental property is not an easy thing to achieve. Getting it wrong, sadly to say, can prove costly as your property could be left in quite a state. Landlords tend to have their own process for vetting tenants whether doing it himself or herself or using a letting agent. There are no doubt some experienced landlords out their who just go on their “gut feeling” when meeting a prospective tenant for the first time but there is a lot to be said for having a set vetting process in place. Below are a few suggestions that you may wish to consider. Tenant Referencing Companies You can go on the Internet and find companies that provide a tenant referencing service. This could include them doing a credit reference search on the prospective tenant and contacting their previous landlord for a reference. A fee is obviously payable. Checking Identification and Verifying Address You can do both these things by seeing their passport and/or photo card driving license and looking at things like utility bills and bank statements. Landlord’s Reference You could write to any previous landlord(s) to enquire as to their…

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