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Three questions to ask your new tenant

For a landlord, getting the right tenant is almost as important as getting the right property - and getting the wrong tenant can prove to be a costly mistake.

 

Asking the right kinds of questions when interviewing potential tenants is a great way of ensuring you make the right decision. Here are some good questions to ask…

 

1. Why are you moving?

 

It’s a simple question but one which can yield a lot of useful information about the circumstances of your potential tenant. Ideally you want a valid reason like needing more room or changing jobs rather than being evicted from their last property…

 

2. What is your income?

 

It may seem like a personal question, but as a landlord you need to be confident that they will be able to afford the rent every month. If you would rather not ask about income directly, you could instead ask for their occupation, as this would also give you a good indication of their finances.

 

3. Do you have any questions?

 

Giving your potential tenant the opportunity to ask questions themselves can be a great way of establishing exactly what kind of property they want - and whether or not yours is suitable.

 

For more advice about property management, give our lettings team a call on 01952 290163.

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