Three Ways Tenant Screening Improves Your Neighborhood
As active stewards of your community, you have the ability to positively impact the quality of life within your neighborhood – not just through your involvement and leadership, but also through protective services that you can recommend to fellow property owners.
Reviewing the criminal and credit background of prospective renters is one of the quickest and easiest ways to reduce potential crime, property damage and other rental issues within your neighborhood. So with web-based tenant screening resources readily available, why don’t more property owners conduct applicant background checks before renting out their property?
The unfortunate answer is most individual property owners don’t know they can legally and easily review a prospective renter’s criminal and credit background before making a leasing decision. That’s why we’re asking for your help to educate them by sharing the top Three Ways Tenant Screening Improves Your Neighborhood.
1. Improve Neighborhood Safety: Know Your New Neighbor
The old adage “You can’t judge a book by its’ cover” still stands true. Stories abound of the “guy next door” who surprised everyone with their unknown past or illicit actions. As more people move across the country for work, family and other reasons, personal referrals are harder to verify and are challenging to complete. Unfortunately, though, criminals also have a habit of moving to leave behind their past.
With Landlord2Landlord’s online tenant verification services, you can instantly verify the individual is who they say they are, and also check county courthouse records, state and national criminal databases [including sex offender registries] to see if they have a criminal record. We offer individual credit reports and eviction records too.