You don’t want just anyone living in your rental property. There are all sorts of tenants out there and unfortunately, not everyone will make an ideal or responsible one.
Some people refuse to share all of their information on applications or have indiscretions in their past that make them less than ideal for your property.
If you want to find the right person to live in your property in Desoto, Texas, you’ll need to perform a background investigation and credit check. Background investigations ensure that you know exactly who the person living in your property is.
You’ll know everything from their past actions and records, to what their renting history has been like.
Of course, you’ll also want to know your applicant’s credit information. You need to know their financial history to make sure he or she can pay the rent on time and what you can expect with them living in your location.
This is all a part of the Texas policy of tenant screening, which is a little stricter than most other states. There’s a lot that goes into screening, but this process can help you minimize missed or late rents while avoiding bad tenants.