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tenant screening (by Mark Cima [IL]) Sep 12, 2021 10:54 AM
       tenant screening (by Linda Cooper [FL]) Sep 12, 2021 11:49 AM
       tenant screening (by DJ [VA]) Sep 12, 2021 12:19 PM
       tenant screening (by Oregon Woodsmoke [ID]) Sep 13, 2021 12:14 PM
       tenant screening (by Pmh [TX]) Sep 13, 2021 5:38 PM
       tenant screening (by Pmh [TX]) Sep 13, 2021 5:38 PM
       tenant screening (by Small potatoes [NY]) Sep 13, 2021 11:56 PM

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tenant screening (by Mark Cima [IL]) Posted on: Sep 12, 2021 10:54 AM
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Is it better to screen tenants before showing property? Since I'm renting a small house with 3 bedrooms (Cook county, IL) I'm thinking it can accommodate up to 4 people. But I wasn't sure if it's ok deny someone with more than this many people if it includes children. Also believe income should be about 4 times the rent price to account for utilities and expenses for the house, their personal living. Can this be used to deny someone an application? --18.191.xxx.xxx




tenant screening (by Linda Cooper [FL]) Posted on: Sep 12, 2021 11:49 AM
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You must have screening certain criteria that's important and I believer 625-650 credit score will tell you a lot about a person's character. Your views on this please. --24.129.xxx.xxx




tenant screening (by DJ [VA]) Posted on: Sep 12, 2021 12:19 PM
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I pre-screen them by sending an automated email that asks the most important questions (those that would automatically disqualify them).

I never know they exist until the form comes to me.

It really helps thin them out.

Also: Never ask about children, only how many people.

Have your criteria in writing before you advertise.

Yes, income is certainly important --68.229.xxx.xxx




tenant screening (by Oregon Woodsmoke [ID]) Posted on: Sep 13, 2021 12:14 PM
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I'm not an automated screening landlord. I take phone calls and chat and ask a few questions. Then I give the main requirements and the application fee.

I show to anyone who wants to look, but by telling applicants the requirements and the fee, at least 3/4 of them will drop out. They are looking for a landlord who doesn't screen and they don't want to waste their application fee after they learn that I screen tough.

I ask who will be living there. I ask about animals. I ask if they are new to the area. I point out that it is a neighborhood where the neighbors have pride in their yards and my tenants are expected to meet the neighborhood standards (and that gets rid of lot of them)

Then I instruct them to do a drive-by and call me back for an appointment if the area and house suit them. That way all the losers who won't apply don't pretend they can qualify and make an appointment that they won't show up for. You have to call me back to get an appointment. --76.178.xxx.xxx




tenant screening (by Pmh [TX]) Posted on: Sep 13, 2021 5:38 PM
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3 bedroom & you want to max 4 including children ??? may want to use the google on what you can/cannot do in your locale...good luck

--107.77.xxx.xxx




tenant screening (by Pmh [TX]) Posted on: Sep 13, 2021 5:38 PM
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3 bedroom & you want to max 4 including children ??? may want to use the google on what you can/cannot do in your locale...good luck

--107.77.xxx.xxx




tenant screening (by Small potatoes [NY]) Posted on: Sep 13, 2021 11:56 PM
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Mark, scroll back a week or so. Number of br and tenants was thoroughly discussed in a thread. You could wind up w way more than 4 occupants.

You might want to decommission a br if you want to limit the count. --172.58.xx.xxx



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