Now that you have prepared your Ashburn property for rent and made it attractive to renters, advertised it, and you have some prospective tenants interested, how do you proceed? You need to screen all your tenants to confirm that they will be good renters who take care of your home and pay the rent on time. Your screening process has to be well-documented and thorough. All prospective Ashburn tenants should fill out a rental application and provide you with a copy of their photo ID and an authorization to run a credit and criminal background check. You should run the following screenings on any prospective tenant over the age of 18.
Typically, a person with very good or excellent credit will make the most qualified tenant for your Ashburn rental property. In checking credit, make sure there are no outstanding debts, judgements, or collection activities from utility companies or former landlords in past rentals.
Be sure to run a thorough criminal check on each applicant. When you’re renting Ashburn property, you don’t want to hand over your keys to someone with a history of violent felonies.
A background check should include a detailed employment history for the last five years and favorable references from any past landlords. When you speak to landlords, you should inquire as to how much the rent was, if the tenants paid on time, and if they left the property in good condition.
Any prospective tenants should make a combined annual salary of 40 times the monthly rent. Part of our property management in Ashburn is to screen all potential applicants on the landlord’s behalf. We only refer the applicants who meet all the criteria. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, or familial status.
If you’d like to hear more about our Ashburn property management services, we’d love to talk to you. Please contact us at JT Management Group.