Finding The Perfect Tenant For Your Leicestershire Property
22nd February 2019
22nd February 2019
The only time that Landlords are totally in the driving seat with regard to their Tenant is before the property has been rented to them. Once the Tenant has moved in, Landlord options for dealing with any problems become much more limited, time-consuming and expensive. It is therefore crucial that you do all you can to avoid potential nightmare Tenants at this early stage.
Simply follow these three easy steps to finding the perfect Tenant:
1) Assume nothing and check everything!
To find the perfect Tenant for your property you need to stack the odds in your favour, the only way you can realistically do this is by thoroughly credit-checking and referencing them.
Here is a list of some of the things you will need to check:
It may seem like a lot of things to check and you may be tempted not to bother because your Tenant seems like a respectable professional, however you must resist this temptation. Unless you have personally known the Tenant for some time, assume nothing and check everything.
2) Consider a Guarantor
3) Trust your instincts
Only once you have completed all your credit checks and references, (and, if necessary, obtained a Guarantor), should you consider judging your Tenant on your intuition and instincts.
The Tenant may have passed all the checks with flying colours but more importantly do you feel you can trust them? Have they been pleasant and straightforward to deal with?
If you have any reservations at this stage it may be better to cut your losses and move on. Another week or two spent looking for a decent Tenant is infinitely better and less costly than dealing with a nightmare Tenant at a later date.
Of course, there are no guarantees that you will never have a problem with your Tenant at some point in the future, but hopefully by following these three easy steps you should eliminate 95% of the issues that so many Landlords have to deal with. You will also be giving yourself the best chance of finding those perfect Tenants.
In addition to thorough Tenant referencing it is critically important for Landlords to have a properly drafted Tenancy Agreement drawn up.
James Sellicks Lettings operates a strict Tenant referencing process to guarantee our Landlords of the highest standards and expectations with all our Tenants.
James Sellicks Lettings issue comprehensive Assured Shorthold Tenancy Agreements which are continually revised and prepared to ensure compliance with up to date statutory regulations at all times.
Call us on 01162 851 600 to see how we can help you to find your perfect Tenant.