High Tenant Standards Requires Careful
The tenant screening process at Austin Landmark Property Services is designed to find and place the most qualified residents into your property. A good investment experience starts with a good tenant, and we aren’t lazy or instinctive when it comes to reviewing applications and establishing rental criteria. We rely on data and documentation, and we follow all fair housing laws.
Some Austin property management companies will hand the screening and background checking over to a third-party or some online site that promises to do all the necessary due diligence.
Not us. We believe you hire a property manager to protect you and your property. That’s exactly what we do when we’re screening potential tenants. Our process is consistent, fair, and rigorous. It complies with all federal, state, and local fair housing, credit, and discrimination laws.
Protecting Owners and Tenants during the Screening Process
Transparency is a big part of property management. We like to share as many of our systems, processes, and procedures as we can with owners and investors. We like to be open and forthcoming with tenants, too. It creates a better rental experience for everyone.
Why? Because there are privacy issues at stake. We take the law seriously, and we want to make sure you are 100 percent in compliance. So, you won’t have access to the personal information of the applicants, and we won’t let you make the final decision about the tenants we approve or deny. In fact, we ask you to leave the entire process to us.
This is for your own legal protection.
We understand the laws and the requirements better than most of the property owners we work with. This is why you ask us to lease your home and screen your tenants. The result will be exactly what you want and need: a well-qualified, thoroughly screened tenant.
Screening Austin tenants in Barton Hills/Travis Heights, Westlake, Avery Ranch, Anderson Mill, Great Hills, and surrounding areas.
Austin Landmark’s Tenant Screening Process
We don’t’ like collecting application fees for applications we may never screen, so we process each applications on a first come/first served basis. If we’re in the process of screening for a particular property, we’ll hold any later applications in a backup position.
Our process is fair, consistent, and legally compliant. It includes:
- Nationwide criminal background checks.
- Credit check.
- Employment and income verification.
- Rental history references.
If a credit score falls below our standard of 600, or one year of employment can only be verified instead of two years, we may approve the tenant and ask for a higher security deposit.
You’re covered by our Tenant Guarantee. Any tenant we approve comes with a guarantee that they will successfully complete their lease term. If they don’t, we’ll lease the home again – free of charge.
Effectively Leasing Your Austin Home
Once we have screened and approved an applicant for your Austin rental property, we have them sign a lease. Everything is automated and the lease is shared, reviewed, and signed digitally. This has done wonders for our efficiency and our environment.
We collect the security deposit as soon as the lease is signed, and on the day the lease commences, the residents pay the first full month rent and pick up keys from our office.
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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 Austin Landmark Property Services for professional Austin property management, get in touch. We’d be happy to talk more about our rental properties, our application requirements, and our leasing process.