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Attention landlords! Here’s how to find the perfect tenant for your apartment

  • By
  • Asif Ghafoor
  • August 10, 2015

Living in the digital age, it is easier to put your listing up on the market with help from real estate agents and online listing portals. However, property owners may find it challenging to find a good tenant. Want a hassle-free tenant? Here are some tips to help you out:

Ensure your property is in good condition and upgrade if necessary

When hunting for property, people usually prefer a well-furnished property with built-in appliances such as a washing machine, refrigerator and a television set that are in good condition. Before leasing your property, hire a professional to clean your carpets and do some pest control. Don’t forget to check for structural faults in the building, or go out the way to make minor improvements such as changing the wallpaper. The least you can do is to make sure your property is clean and tidy!

Advertise your property well

With people searching for all kinds of resources online, it is essential for you to post your property on a trustworthy platform. Make sure your location is specific and provide high-quality photos of your property to attract your perfect tenant.

Do credit and background checks

Owners can request tenants to provide records for credit check, background check and rental records. This can help you screen for a trustworthy tenant. Remember to get your tenant’s authorization before doing so, and avoid potential tenants who refuse to provide such information.

Check your tenant’s lifestyle, but be flexible

You may be inclined to find a tenant who has a stable job to ensure that they will pay their dues promptly. Rental history is one way to filter out tenants, but if you feel that your tenant is questionable or shady, you can protect your interest by asking your potential tenant to pay a deposit.

Meet them face-to-face

Although agents can help you find tenants, owners can also take the opportunity to meet with them. This can help you answer their enquiries directly and solve problems efficiently. Most importantly, building a friendly relationship with your tenant can encourage them to take good care of the property.

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