Background screening is a powerful tool for property managers and landlords. It can assist in finding the right tenant and the right maintenance or handy-man.
Waltham, MA (PRWEB) June 27, 2013
As any good property manager or landlord knows, tenant checks are a critical component in creating a safe rental community. Not only does tenant screening assist in protecting property managers and landlords financially insomuch as a prospective tenant is screened for fiscal solvency, a tenant check also reviews a wide variety of public records to assist in vetting a tenant. Reviewing these records can be helpful in making sound decisions on perspective tenants by understanding criminal history, evictions records, and sex offender registries. But creating a safe rental community via tenant checks is just one part of the property managers’ and/or landlords’ responsibility.
Outside of the landlord and property manager other individuals may have access to rental properties. This may include handymen or maintenance personnel and it can be important to background check anyone that has unsupervised access to a rental property.
As reported on News4Jax.com (May 15, 2013)
…apartment complexes should do their own background checks on anyone who works there to protect themselves against liability, especially maintenance workers who have regular access to master keys. The family of the elderly woman, who was murdered in Mandarin in 2007, sued Woodlake Park Apartments for negligence. http://www.news4jax.com/news/maintenance-men-background-checks-not-required/-/475880/20161542/-/j2l9tu/-/index.html
Background checks of maintenance workers should be a mandatory requirement; especially in communities whose population is predominantly at-risk individuals, specifically the elderly.
Adam Almeida, President and CEO of TenantScreeningUSA.com states: “Creating a safe living environment, especially in rental property communities is critical. Ensuring that all individuals that have or can gain access to a rental unit should be a priority of property managers or landlords. Renters should also have the responsibility to enquire with management that their contract workers or permanent employees have been properly screened. If a tenant is unsure or uncomfortable they should not let someone in their rental unit without supervision.”
There are three key components in creating a fiscally sound rental community:
1. People. Long-term renters attract other potential long-term renters. Properly screened through interview and tenant check, long-term renters will create a fiscally sound investment.
2. Property. Well kept properties are critical. A well maintained property creates peace-of-mind for renters and a desire to stay long-term.
3. Perception. The perception of a property comes from well screened renters and well maintained properties. Tenant screening of renters and background screening of maintenance personnel will assist in selecting people that will create a positive perception.
Almeida adds: “Background screening is a powerful tool for property managers and landlords. It can assist in finding the right tenant and the right maintenance or handy-man.”
Creating a safe environment for renters does not come from just screening perspective tenants, it comes from the proper and appropriate screening of tenants and maintenance personal. TenantScreeningUSA.com highly recommends thorough background checks on tenants and all individuals that may gain access to rental properties. This would include maintenance employees and contract workers.
TenantScreeningUSA.com provides tenant screening for rentals of every type, large and small, and can assist in background screening for maintenance workers. With a highly trained staff and extensive experience in tenant screening, TenantScreeningUSA.com can provide solutions to all background screening requirements a landlord or property manager may have.