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A Tenant’s Guide to the Rental Application Process

A Tenant's Guide to the Rental Application Process

Apart from the lease, a rental application is the most important document in the rental process. For tenants, having the required documents at the ready will help you jump on great listings in a competitive market. After all, having your first choice property swept out from under you is an awful experience. So, to boost […]

Top Ways to Show Proof of Income for Rental Applications

Top Ways to Show Proof of Income for Rental Applications

Screening prospective tenants is a tedious but necessary part of being a successful landlord. Nationally, the average eviction rate is around 3%. However, according to the Aspen Institute Financial Security Program, post-COVID eviction rates could jump as high as 20% in the coming year. As job and income loss heavily weigh on renters’ minds, landlords […]

10 Difficult Tenants That Strain the Landlord-Tenant Relationship

10 Types of Difficult Tenants That Strain the Landlord-Tenant Relationship

Landlords face many challenges as part of running a rental property business. However, one of the biggest challenges is dealing with all kinds of problem tenants. Trying to handle these difficult tenants can put landlords to the test. So, it is vital to recognize issues early and know how to prevent them from getting out […]

Complete Landlord’s Guide to Screening Tenants for Rental Properties

Complete Landlord's Guide to Screening Tenants for Rental Properties

  Screening tenants for your rental property is one of the most crucial tasks of a landlord. Applicant screening is a property owner’s first and best defense against troublesome tenants. Generally speaking, the applicant screening process can be broken down into several components – Pre-Screening, Application, Income Verification, Credit Check, Criminal Background, plus Rental History, […]

Housing Voucher Requirements for Baltimore City Landlords

Housing Voucher Requirements for Baltimore City Landlords

  Most landlords have at least heard about housing voucher programs, but how much do you know? Fair Housing Laws are changing in many jurisdictions across the country, including Maryland. Some districts, including Baltimore City, now list the source of income as a protected class. Therefore, as a landlord, understanding your rights and responsibilities when […]

Rental Home References and How to Get the Most From Them

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  Application screening is the first best step for ensuring a quality tenant in your rental property. Therefore, along with a background check, income verification, and credit file, rental references offer a picture of who you will be renting too. So, how should you conduct rental reference checks? Continue reading as we detail types of […]

Tenant Screening Tips for Harrisburg, PA Landlords

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Screening tenants is a tedious and necessary part of the leasing process for your Harrisburg rental property. Without a careful screening process, you open your property up to trouble tenants, vacancies, and potential eviction. Screening Tenants For Your Harrisburg, PA Rental Property Examples of Trouble Tenants: Problem Payers: Those with a history of late payments […]