Los Gatos Rental Property Screening and Tenant Placement
If you’ve never had the experience of a non paying tenant or excessive property damage – you’re pretty lucky. At Real Estate Connections, we talk to many owners who decide to seek professional Los Gatos property management because of bad tenant experiences.
A good management team will protect you and your investment against the damage that bad tenants can do.
We protect your investment by conducting an extensive tenant screening. We perform nationwide background checks. Our system is fair, consistent, and compliant with all the laws and regulations that protect applicants from discrimination. The result? A better resident and a longer tenancy.
Establishing Rental Qualifications Complies with Fair Housing
It’s easy to get into legal trouble when it comes to leasing your property, and that’s why we have a written and well-documented process. Some landlords manage to violate fair housing laws with easy mistakes and missteps, and that can lead to fines that exceed $10,000. Every tenant who expresses an interest in renting your home understands our rental requirements before they apply. This is time-saving and transparent.
New California laws have meant new requirements when we screen for tenants. Our team understands how to handle Section 8 applicants and income documentation. We know what we can and can’t consider when evaluating criminal background checks. The Real Estate Connections screening process is designed to both protect you and your property from bad tenants and offer a fair, unbiased opportunity for every qualified tenant to rent a home with us.
Working with owners in Los Gatos and neighborhoods like Belgatos, Blossom Manor, Heritage Grove, La Rinconada, and Downtown.
Screening for Rental History and Financial Stability
With an automated and efficient screening process, we can find you the best tenant quickly. Things we look at include financial stability and your applicant’s income. We always verify employment, identification, and rental history. We also look at credit to make sure they’ve been responsible with debt and bills. We want to know there’s nothing that indicates the tenant will be a danger to neighbors or communities.
Our first requirement is that each individual who is 18 years of age or older must fill out the application completely. We ask for signatures to allow us the right to conduct a background check. The specific things we look for include:
Verifiable identification that matches the application.
An accurate list of former address that matches the application.
Credit history without debts to former landlords or utility companies.
No prior evictions.
Income that’s at least three times the monthly rent.
Positive landlord references.
Retaining Los Gatos Tenants Starts with Good Leasing
We’ve said it before – the key to maximizing your rental income is finding a great tenant quickly. This reduces your vacancy and kick starts your rental income. We look for tenants who meet all of our qualifying criteria, and then we focus on retaining those tenants. Turnover is just as expensive as vacancy, and we have a process for avoiding it.
Our tenant retention plans start with the leasing process. This is where we develop relationships. By communicating and responding to the needs of your new residents, we establish trust and share responsibility. We discuss the most important elements of your lease agreement before your tenant moves in, and we answer all the questions they have about the property.
Finding and keeping good tenants for your Los Gatos home has never been easier. When you work with Real Estate Connections, you can count on a good leasing experience.
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Want to Learn More?
If you’d like to learn more about our properties and what it’s like to work with Real Estate Connections, get in touch. We’d be happy to talk more about our rental properties, our application requirements, and our leasing process.