If you’re just getting started with owning your first rental properties in the Houston area you may be tempted to go with your gut and rent to someone because you have a good feeling about them.
This is a mistake that many landlords and owners make because they want to rent their properties quickly and not do their due diligence with doing a thorough background check on a prospective tenant.
Thankfully, there are a variety of online resources you can use for tenant background checks that will make your life easier and provide you with an accurate background check on your prospective tenant.
Where to Get A Background Check Online
- Experian Connect
- Lease Runner
- Screening Works
- Tenant Alert
How Much Do Background Checks Cost?
A typical background check will cost about $19.95 and it’s going to provide you with a breakdown of your potential tenant’s life/history including their FICO score, address history and more!
You never want to neglect a background check because you could be found liable if a crime was committed by your tenant at your rental property.
You should also think about the neighbors in the area and have a background check done solely to ensure their safety and security since you don’t want to bring in someone who could potentially be a danger to other people living nearby.
Get Property Management Here
Don’t want to conduct background checks yourself? No problem!
Contact Vestpro Residential Services today. We’re the most experienced property management team in the Houston area and you can count on us to manage your rental property with the most care.
To get started with property management contact us at (832) 971-1841 or click here to connect with us online.