One of the most common questions we get from owners who are considering renting out their homes is, what will they do if their tenant doesn’t pay rent, or they have to evict that tenant?

At PRANDI Property Management, I have been doing this for 11 years, and I have only done one eviction during my time in this industry. Avoiding eviction has a lot to do with good tenant screening.

How to Find Good Tenants

To find good tenants who won’t need to be evicted, screen them well. We start, of course, with the credit report. We run credit on all applicants to make sure they have a good history of paying their bills on time. We want to be comfortable with their credit score, which should be in the high 600s or above.

We also look at the applicant’s gross income. We want to see a household income that is at least three times the monthly rent. This will ensure the tenants have the ability to pay rent on a monthly basis.
Finally, we talk to current and previous landlords. There are a few key questions that can tell us about the tenant’s performance: Did they get their deposit back? Were there any damages left behind, and did they take good care of the home? Would they rent to this person again? Where there any issues with pets?

Tenant Placement in Marin, California

Hiring PRANDI Property Management will alleviate your concerns about placing a bad tenant. We see more than qualified people moving here from San Francisco. Most of them are looking for a more permanent home, and Marin is unique. There are 26 school districts here, and several micro-climates.

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Most tenants moving here will rent for a year and a half to two years. These are people with 800 credit scores, earning six figures a year. They have the ability to buy a home, but they want to rent before they spend millions on a property they will own. So, these are not your typical renters. They are highly qualified people looking to learn more about Marin before they buy.
If you have any questions about renting to tenants in Marin, please don’t hesitate to contact us at PRANDI Property Management. We’d be happy to help you through this process.