Taking preventative action can keep you out of a lot of undesirable situations. For example, if you are the owner of a rental property, you always stand the chance of a tenant not abiding by the stipulations in their lease and/or not taking proper care of the property. In order to avoid having to take a tenant to court to pay for repairs or to dispute their breaking of the lease, you can do one very easy and smart thing: thoroughly screen your tenants.

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When you begin screening potential tenants, you want to make sure you have provided them with a carefully drafted rental application. You want to make sure you cover all the basics in this application. Learning about aspects of the potential tenant’s life such as where they work, what their income is, what their credit is like and their criminal and eviction history.

Finding out details like this will first, help you ensure that you are allowing someone who is capable of paying for your property and secondly, it will give you a sense of how responsible the person is who may be moving into your rental property.

Too Late?

If you have found yourself in the position of the “mean, old landlord” because your current tenants have destroyed your space or breached the contract they signed in their lease, there is no need to worry. The expert litigators at Pavithran Law can help you in the process of getting what is rightfully yours. Call us today and let us see how we can help you in your tenant dispute.