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Tenant Screening Barrie: Tenant Criminal Checks & Tenant Credit Checks

October 30th, 2013 · No Comments · Tenant Credit Checks, Tenant Criminal Checks

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The Key To Being A Successful Landlord is Tenant Screening with Tenant Credit Checks

Unfortunately the news story was nothing new for Barrie landlords.

Veteran landlords here have seen it all.

From tenants breaking leases to leaving thousands of dollars owed.

Or leaving the rental property full of trash.

What about doing a midnight run and the landlord shows up and sees their investment property basically destroyed.

And we won’t even discuss how some toilets have been left behind.

You can take a look but be warned the sights are very unsettling.

Residential Tenancies Act

The Residential Tenancies Act and the Landlord and Tenant Board do little to protect landlords in Ontario.

Not only does the LTB not protect landlords, their “hug a thug” policies don’t protect good tenants from bad tenants.

Barrie Tenant Calls Police

Just last month there was a horrific story on Simcoe.com about a Barrie tenant who called police after another tenant in the rental building attacked him with a knife.

According to the story he had to lock himself in his room to try to stay safe.

When police arrived they charged a fifty-three year old male tenant with not only dangerous weapons, but for giving a death threat and not obeying his probation orders.

How Can You Protect Yourself, Your Rental Property and Your Tenants?

The key is to make sure you thoroughly check out the people who want to become your tenants.

According to the Globe and Mail, Selecting good tenants is the #1 step to being a successful landlord.

The article says residential landlords who do property screening will succeed.

Those who don’t are on the road to failure.

It also says renting to unqualified tenants (because of bad tenant screening) is the biggest reason landlords decide to give up and stop being landlords.

Don’t be one of these failures.

Tenant Credit Checks

Make sure you know who you are renting to and who you are putting in your rental property.

This not only protects you, it protects your property and it protects any other tenants you have.

A tenant credit check will show you the financial history of the person who wants to rent to you.

Numbers don’t lie.

You can get a credit score and see if the interested renter pays their bills on time.

Criminal Checks

A criminal check will help you protect yourself and your tenants.

Has the interested renter ever served time for fraud? Bouncing cheques? Assault?

How Can I Do a Tenant Credit Check and a Tenant Criminal Check?

Join the Ontario Landlords Association and get easy access to premium credit checks and criminal checks.

Barrie Landlords Make Sure You Protect Yourself, Your Rental Property and Your Tenants.

Make Tenant Credit and Criminal Checks Part of Your Tenant Screening System!

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