You find yourself in a situation where you are leaving your home. Perhaps you received a promotion at work and need to relocate, or your family has outgrown the house and you’re looking to upgrade, giving yourself and your family more space. Or maybe your children have left and it’s time to downsize. Whatever your circumstances are, you find yourself faced with making the decision to either sell your home or keep it as a rental.
As a landlord, it is important to know whom you are renting your property to. Having the wrong tenant costs time and money, neither of which you want to waste. While there are no guarantees that you’ll find a person that will respect and take care of your property, running a landlord background check and taking the time to check your prospective tenants’ history will likely save you from unnecessary trouble down the road.