By GoldenWest Management
Are you planning on renting your San Diego Rental Property and are wondering if you as the landlord can pick the tenant?
The answer to this question is yes, of course, but only if you choose the tenant based on the results of their credit check and application criteria.
Set Criteria and Stick with It
One of the best ways to save yourself the time, money and hassle of choosing the wrong tenant is to set criteria for what you’re searching for in a tenant and then stick with it.
You should be searching for a tenant who meets the following criteria:
- They must have verifiable income that’s at least two and a half times the amount of rent.
- A credit score that’s over 600 (or better).
- Must never have been evicted or gone to rent court.
- The tenant should be at least 18 years of age.
- Should be able to provide you with references for their last 2 landlords plus references for their current and last two employers.
Charge the Tenant an Application Fee
When getting ready to screen tenants for your San Diego Rental Property you should charge an application fee because this is the first “hurdle” that the tenant must get over and prove that they are serious about renting your property.
Once they’ve paid the fee you should then start the process of reviewing their references and determining if they would be the right tenant or not.
Before pulling a copy of their credit report make sure that they sign off on a separate document which authorizes you to view their reports and credit scores with the 3 major credit bureaus.
Get Professional Property Management for Your San Diego Rental Property
To learn more tips for choosing the right tenant, or for professional property management for your San Diego Rental Property, contact GoldenWest Management today by calling us at (866) 545-5303 or click here to connect with us online.