How to Protect Your Pittsburg Home from Tenant Damage
Do your due diligence when you have an applicant. Verify income and employment. Run a credit check and a criminal background check. Talk to previous housing providers. These things will help you ensure you’re putting the best possible tenant in your property. If you can do that, you’ll save yourself headaches later. This type of screening takes time and special tools, but if you screen applicants well, you’ll have good tenants.
You don’t want to charge a security deposit that’s too high, because you’ll scare off potentially great tenants. You also don’t want to charge too little because tenants won’t care about the money they might lose. If the security deposit on a $2,000 rental home is only $500, tenants aren’t going to care about the damage they might do. Match the security deposit to the rent. In California, you can charge up to two times the monthly rent for a security deposit on an unfurnished property.
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