Maybe You’re Not Cut Out to be a Landlord

By E-Renter Tenant Screening
Posted on July 13, 2012 under Landlord and Tenant FAQs | icon: commentBe the First to Comment

tenant screening, tenant background checkNot everyone is destined to be a landlord. It’s a tough profession, and it takes a tough person to do it successfully.

If you agree with the statements below, you might not be cut out for owning and leasing rental property.

  • It’s okay to rent out a property without requiring tenants to complete an application.
  • I don’t have a problem with tenants allowing their friends and family members move in without my knowledge or permission.
  • Background screening and tenant credit checks aren’t that important. I go by gut instinct.
  • If a tenant has trouble paying rent, I’ll take some of it out of the security deposit.
  • A handshake is better than a written lease.
  • I always give tenants a grace period to pay the rent.
  • If there are three roommates in a property, I’ll accept three rent checks.
  • I’d feel bad telling someone they needed to leave my rental property.
  • If I don’t like how someone looks, I won’t rent to him or her.
  • I’ll go out of my way to make things work with a tenant.
  • Even a bad tenant is better than a vacant rental.
  • I’m not familiar with the housing codes or rental laws in my state.

These are just a few ways to get in trouble, lose money or fail at being a landlord. What can you experienced landlords out there add to the list?

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