- 29 August, 2018
- PROPERTY MANAGEMENT
- Tenants, Landlords, Property Managers
Most landlords want the same things:
- Best rent
- Best tenant
- In the shortest time
And we all know that often the best tenant, isn’t the first tenant.
Tenants should be selected on two criteria, their ability to:
- Pay the rent (on time)
- Maintain the property
Ask them to provide you with supporting references / evidence to support this.
(Affordability: many of us benchmark on 30% of income, where an ongoing salary is being used to pay the rent).
When showing the house to any prospective tenants, questions about an applicant’s marital status, disabilities or social behaviour could be seen as discrimination.
We recommend you leave tenant screening and selection to the experts to avoid any pitfalls. Your local LJ Hooker property manager can assist you in finding the best tenant for your property. Talk to us today.