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Whether you are a landlord with multiple home rentals or a home owner who has decided to rent his/her property because of market, employment, or personal conditions, you should consider "screening” (qualifying) every potential tenant who's interested in renting your property.
Why? While you'd love to completely trust in the statements and representations of the people who may be interested in renting your property, prudence dictates that you should be careful to whom you rent your property. Screening your potential renters will help protect both your asset (your home) and your monthly income (the rent).
Screening or qualifying your potential tenant simply involves getting verification of the statements and representations they've made to you. Screening can include the following actions.