Don’t be blinded by a beautiful face
September 20, 2011
We hear these types of stories all the time. The landlord sets up a meeting with a tenant applicant. The applicant seems extremely nice, very polite, a great person. Well dressed, a nice car, and a winning smile! He or she presents you with some references that are out of this world! You think about it again. This person seems responsible and financially stable. You trust your instincts, get first and last, and hand over the key. You might even go out for dinner and celebrate finding a great tenant for your amazing property.
Then it starts. The start of the month comes and they are late paying. “Ah, it’s just a one time thing” you think.
A couple of weeks later neighbors start complaining about the noise levels, the people coming in and out at all hours, and the garbage piling up. You think “what’s going on?” You start to wonder what happened to that polite, responsible person who you trusted to stay in your rental property.
You hope for the best. Except things keep getting worse. You see your property getting damaged. You hear your neighbor’s complaints. You feel yourself losing control over your property. On top of it all, they aren’t paying any rent!
Canadian Apartment magazine has a must read article on how to make sure this doesn’t happen to you. We would like to emphasize the importance of credit checks. We offer two of the best credit check services in Canada at highly discounted rates for members.
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