Attracting and screening for responsible tenants
Do your research
Tenants with pets may only consider pet friendly rental properties that are safe and secure for the furry members of their family.
Screening potential tenants
Consider engaging a property manager who can assist with landlord’s insurance, advertising, showing properties, running reference checks, reviewing pet resumes, responding to maintenance requests, conducting inspections and more.
When assessing tenants, remember that those who show responsible behaviour in some areas of the lives are usually responsible in other areas of their lives. For example, it would be rare to find a responsible pet owner having loud parties or destroying property, as these activities would disturb their pets.
Often the best way to screen potential tenants is to meet with them face to face. Or, if you prefer, you could have your agent to do this, and ask them to evaluate each applicant on a set of specific characteristics that are important to you.
Run social media checks. Do a tenant’s photos demonstrate care over their living conditions? Can social media verify what tenants say on their rental application?
Finally, landlords who self-manage their properties can use Tenancy Check to verify identity, credit history, rent defaults and more. [https://www.tenancycheck.com.au/]