The Top 10 Tenant Red Flags to Watch For

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Everyone wants a tenant who pays their rent on time and is respectful of the rental property—but sometimes you might need to go through several applicants before you find the right fit. Although tenant screening is the best way to quickly eliminate problematic applicants, there are some red flags that can also help you avoid… Read more »

Protect Your Investment by Learning How to Spot Fake Pay Stubs

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Most prospective tenants are honest when filling out their rental applications; unfortunately, this isn’t always the case. Many landlords have discovered that applicants included falsified information in their applications. Fake pay stubs are one of the most common falsified documents rental applicants submit, so it’s important to know how to verify their authenticity. To help… Read more »

How to Handle Tenant Property Damage

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Owning a rental property can be an exciting business opportunity, especially if you have responsible tenants who take good care of the home and pay their rent on time each month—but sometimes things don’t go as planned. You might find an amazing tenant, or you might end up with someone less than ideal. They may… Read more »

How to Help Support Tenants Who Are Victims of Domestic Violence

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Each year, approximately 10 million people in the U.S. suffer from domestic violence. According to statistics from the Center for Disease Control, this amounts to nearly 20 people per minute being physically abused by an intimate partner. When you consider that around 37% of households are renters, domestic abuse at one of your properties could… Read more »

Why You Should Consider Switching to Online Rent Payments

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Landlords Property Managers Contact TSCI According to numerous surveys, most landlords rank payment problems as one of their top concerns. Chasing down rent payments is a nuisance that wastes valuable time—it can also undermine the landlord-tenant relationship. Even worse, payment issues can put your rental income at risk and lead to tenant turnover and costly… Read more »

Should You Accept Rent in Advance?

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Landlords Property Managers Contact TSCI On occasions, you may have a tenant who wants to pay their rent in advance. They might want to pay for a month or two, or even as much as the entire term of their lease. It may be tempting to say yes because of the guaranteed cash flow—but is… Read more »

Understanding VantageScore’s New Credit Scoring Model

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Landlords Property Managers Contact TSCI VantageScore 4.0, the fourth generation tri-bureau credit scoring model is now available to lenders. This latest version of VantageScore will set the new standard for credit scores, so it’s important to be aware of what’s changing and how it could impact your score—as well as the scores of prospective tenants…. Read more »

Is Your Rental Considered an Investment Property or a Business?

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Landlords Property Managers Contact TSCI Tax season is on the way! If you’re a newer landlord who rents a single-family home, apartment building, or vacation property, you may be wondering how to handle your taxes this year. To ensure you’re receiving the proper deductions, you’ll need to determine whether your rental property is considered an… Read more »