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Detroit Michigan property managers and tenant screening

Chris Garner - Wednesday, April 18, 2018

There are numerous questions that you must ask your Detroit Michigan property managers during their interview process; however, the most vital ones are definitely about their tenant screening procedures.

After all; as a landlord, the last thing you want is a bad tenant. Hence it is important to find out the management company's policies regarding this crucial aspect. Not all companies are the same when it comes to screening tenants.

Rental applicants always put their best foot forward during the application process. They also go to great lengths to hide their background and income related information. They often will take pains to avoid being eliminated from the list of potential tenants.

So every landlord must ask his potential manager as to the steps he plans to take to avoid rental scams.You also need to ask about his policies regarding holding a property for a tenant or taking it off the market before the official lease signing takes place. Most experts recommend charging a small fee to help keep the property for the tenant.

Finally, you should also ask about the procedures they implement to screen tenants thoroughly. This will enable one to get the best candidates who will pay their rents on time each time and also maintain the premises as if they were their own.