Tenant selection can be difficult

Looking for a new tenant? Here are some pointers on tenant selection.

Tenant selection
  • 29 August, 2018
  • Tenants, Landlords, Property Managers

Most landlords want the same things:

  1. Best rent
  2. Best tenant
  3. 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:

  1. Pay the rent (on time)
  2. 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.

LJ Hooker NZ

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