Finding a high quality tenant is a top priority when renting out your property. If you have not screened a tenant in the past, or are not comfortable doing it yourself, there are many Los Gatos Property Management companies that you can hire to help perform the screening process for you. Because the majority of advertisements are done online, it is important that you take the time to talk on the phone before you meet a prospect at the property for a tour. Take this time to ask some of your pre-screening questions to make sure that this would be a potentially good fit for both of you.
ALWAYS ask potential tenants to fill out an application form, listing their basic information: name, employer, salary, previous landlords and references. You'll also need their Social Security number and signed authorization to run their credit report and criminal history.