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tenant screening checklist

we use this list to make sure we get the best tenants


First Impressions

  • Dress

  • Personal Presentation

  • Well mannered adults/children

  • Respect for the property

  • Questions asked

  • Attitude

  • Condition of vehicle

Screening Applications

  • Affordability of rent to income ratio

  • Number of people applying

  • TINZ Services Report

  • Information Efficiency

  • Has this person argued about producing evidence? (could they be hiding something?)

  • Proof of identity / drivers license / passport / credit checks

  • Landlord checks / rent arrears / clean / damage

  • Q. Previous breaches of the tenancy agreement

  • Q. Was the tenancy terminated?

  • Q. Previous house size in square meters

  • Q. Previous amount of rent paid

  • Q. Is a claim on the bond expected at the end of tenancy?

  • Q. Would you rent again to this tenant?

  • Interview notes from the initial meeting

  • Any current police investigations

  • Current employer

  • Google & Facebook search of employment, length of time there / income / payslips / bank statements

  • Utility bill - this confirms that they were living at the previous address

  • Land title checks - Property Guru

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