The Worst Things A Landlord Can Do Regarding Their Property – ApplyConnect
Then you have people who were arrested for violence, such as physical or sexual assault. They present a danger to you or your other tenants and their neighbors, leaving you with a very high chance that you will not be safe with them on or near your property. This is especially true if your property happens to be near a school, which usually is a great selling point for families. Your job as a landlord is to provide a safe space for a life, and you cannot do that if the person you are renting to is on their own a danger.
The absence of standards breeds discrimination, and with discrimination breeds a bad reputation and plenty of lawsuits. Proper tenant screening not only helps vet your applicants, but helps you write the standards that prevent discrimination based on protected classes. Without tenant screening, it is easier to slip into subjective standards and assumptions that could be used against you in a court of law. This could mean assuming someone is unruly based on outward appearances, the appearances of how they care for their clothes or cars, etc., things they may have posted on social media, or a gut feeling that can’t be explained. Relying on tenant screening is a much safer way to vet your potential renters and keeps you safer and guarded from potential lawsuits.