If tenant’s rental application looks good, the next steps are needed to screen the tenant:

  1. Check with current and previous landlords and other references.
  2. Take notes of all conversations and keep them on file in case a rejected tenant ever ask why he or she wasn’t chosen or file a discrimination charge against you.

  3. Verify a potential tenant’s income and employment.
  4. Think twice before renting to someone if the rent will take more than one-third of their income, especially if they have a lot of debts.

  5. Obtain a credit report from a credit reporting agency.
  6. To run a credit check, you’ll need the potential tenant’s name, address, and Social Security number.

Kong Property Management Group provides property management and leasing services to the greater part of Silicon Valley. We specialize in single-family homes, condos, townhomes, duplexes, as well as apartment buildings. Based in San Jose, Kong Property Management Group is a local and family-owned business with over 15 years of combined experience in residential property management, real estate sales, and appraisal.