What is Tenant Screening?

Tenant screening is a process used by residential landlords and property managers to evaluate prospective tenants. The purpose is to assess the likelihood the tenant will fulfill the terms of the lease or rental agreement; as well as take great care of the rental property in question.

It is also a proven method to reduce the risk of rental fraud because it determines if a prospective tenant has a good rental history. A bad tenant affects everybody and it is a landlord’s responsibility to protect the rental community. Nobody wants to be at risk because someone chooses not to obey rules.

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The Canadian Human Rights Commission and the Ontario Human Rights Commission are expressing concern that rental ads placed on Facebook Canada potentially are discriminatory. This has triggered a need for Facebook Rental Ads to by checked for incorrect language. The concern was triggered by a lawsuit filed in the U.S. against Facebook and its Rental ….  Continue Reading

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This might come as a surprise to some landlords, but a majority of tenants actually want to report rent payments to a credit reporting agency. Tenants Pay Rent on Time and they want to be rewarded. This is a now a reality for landlord and tenants after signing up at the Landlord Credit Bureau to ….  Continue Reading

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A controversial new rental regulation package was passed by Portland’s City Council to Lower Tenant Screening standards. The rules include a requirement that landlords accept the first qualified applicant to apply, consider tenants with poor credit history, and allow tenants with felony convictions — including violent crimes — after seven years. According to one city ….  Continue Reading

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Bad tenants are funny. They complain about landlords not giving them a fair shake, but then they post their most corrupt ideas on the Internet for others to follow — and for landlords to see. Read more about Popular Tenant Scams as revealed by Tenants. Here are a few choice examples: How to Hide a ….  Continue Reading

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Ontario Landlords now may be able to access previous eviction records, which could greatly enhance their ability to screen rental applicants and avoid income loss from chronically bad tenants. The move comes after a court order which requires the social tribunals in Ontario — including the Landlord and Tenant Board — to provide greater transparency ….  Continue Reading