There’s a lot more to real estate property management services than simply putting people in your apartments, condos, or townhomes. A good Los Angeles property management company provides leasing services, tenant payment and rent collection, maintenance services, and eviction services.
Still, one of the most important aspects of property rental is finding good tenants. That’s why tenant screening is a critical part of property management services. At ClearStone Property Management, we perform comprehensive tenant screenings so that you know you’re getting the best tenants possible.
Comprehensive Tenant Screening
Screening Los Angeles tenants is designed to find you good tenants who will pay their rent in full and on time. Our comprehensive screening process includes:
Full credit check
You can tell a lot about a prospective tenant from a full credit check. You can learn about their consistency in paying their bills, if they have any outstanding debt to former landlords, if there are bankruptcy or foreclosure issues, and many other useful pieces of information.
Criminal background check
A criminal background check can help you choose your tenants carefully. You can look for a history of violence, theft, or property damage. This process will also inform you if the applicant is a registered sex offender.
Resident history eviction screening
This one should be pretty obvious. You don’t want to rent to somebody who has been evicted recently. A history of evictions means that the person isn’t likely to be a good tenant and you will likely end up needing to evict them yourself some day.
Employment and income verification
Anybody can write down the name of a company and a dollar amount on a rental application. Verifying employment and income is another way to protect yourself against tenants who don’t pay their rent in full or on time consistently.
Reference checks and previous landlord verification
We’ll even take the time to make those time consuming phone calls to references and previous landlords. Speaking with previous landlords can help you determine if a rental applicant has any poor habits in their rental history that weren’t necessarily eviction worthy.
Owners Are Fully Involved in the Tenant Selection Process
Don’t worry, we’ll do all the leg work, but you will always be involved in the final tenant selection. We want you to feel comfortable with who you’re renting to and that isn’t possible without your involvement. Rental property management is designed to streamline the processes involved with renting your properties, not cut you out of the processes. And the best part is that there are no hidden fees – ever!