Ontario Landlords Association

Top 10 List: Tenant Screening

  • Have the prospective tenant complete and sign a tenant application
  • Check Photo I.D. for all adult applicants
  • Credit checks on all adult applicants (any recent judgements?)
    Address and history match what was provided on the application?
  • References: Verify through Land Registry for “real landlord”
  • If they are local, drive by their current residence for a peek
  • Take Photos of the Unit Before they move in
  • Full Unit Inspection – Tenants Must Sign off
  • First and Last – No Personal Cheques, Guaranteed Funds Only!
  • Utilities in Tenants’ Name (where applicable) or no Key!

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