Sometimes the first tenant is not the best tenant for your property. Tenants should be selected on the basis that they meet the following criteria:
Ability to pay the rent
Ability to care for the property.
Prospective tenants must fill in a detailed tenancy application form, which, among other things, requires them to provide personal and rental references and proof of identity.
We have a face-to-face discussion with the person, which gives us a ‘feel’ for them. Long experience has taught us that this is invaluable.
We check our company database to see if the person is an existing or former tenant. We may also contact our local property managers network to verify the tenant’s history.
We contact all referees supplied on the tenancy application form. Our team is trained in the right questions to ask referees.
We run online checks with leading New Zealand credit-checking authorities.
Once the property manager obtains this information, they can discuss it with you to choose the best tenant.