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Finding a Tenant

Unless your rental property is occupied, you are losing money on your investment. Additionally, vacant properties tend to fall into disrepair, making them even harder to rent. Successful landlords must find tenants who will comply with the lease agreement. The landlord who is diligent in screening applicants will have fewer problems with his tenants during the lease period.

Your goal as a landlord is to find a tenant that can comply with the lease terms, including paying the rent on time and in full. Advertising is a common way of seeking tenants, but you may get applicants you do not want. Other avenues for finding quality tenants without advertising publicly include:

Traditional methods of advertising for potential tenants are less selective. These include:

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