Your rental properties are investments, and as such, must be mindfully managed. The caliber of tenants to whom you rent has a substantial impact on your invest. Not only must you be concerned with whether or not tenants have the appropriate income and credit history to ensure timely rent payments are received, but you also need assurances they’ll be good citizens while residing on your property. Performing background checks on potential tenants, prior to renting, is the best means of protecting your investments.
Know the character and ethics of renters before a lease is signed. PrescribeHire offers a comprehensive package of standard and expedited tenant background checking services to help you protect your rental property holdings.
Verify the identity of renters by checking with the Social Security Administration and matching address history records to the individual.
Search for criminal history at the national level and ensure the prospective tenant does not appear in the sex offender registry.
Perform geographic-specific criminal court checks for each potential tenant, discovering any past or pending criminal charges filed against them.
Ensure tenants have no current or past civil litigations on their records, including charges filed by previous landlords or property management companies.
Eliminate concerns regarding tenants’ motives for renting from you and ensure your rental will not be the base of operations for threats to city, local, state or national authorities.
Get a better feel for the character of tenants before a rental agreement is established.
Review the credit history of prospective tenants and ensure that they are gainfully employed and have the appropriate debt to income ratio to indicate timely and consistent payment of rent.