Archive for the ‘Rental Applications’ Category

Why Baby Boomers Make the Best Tenants

Boomers have been changing the face of the rental market with no end in sight for the foreseeable future. Many are already retired, but even more are nearing retirement age. They have become the...

My Landlord Wants to Show My Home Before I Move Out

Why Would I Want Anyone Showing the House I’m Living In? So, your lease is ending and with your target date to move out approaching in less than 30 days, your landlord is telling you they...

“I Need to Move In a New House in Like a Week”

Here is the formula: Drive to the apartment rental office, fill out an application, they run your credit, you sign a lease and move in next day — but wait, there’s more! Hi, I’m the...

How to Tenant: The Plain-English Guide to Royal Rose Properties’ Lease, Part II

Don’t get stuck with the entire legal responsibility. Make sure all your roommates are named on the lease. So we missed a month on this because it took a while for us to put this together, but...

The Most Important Part of Any Move-In: The Inspection Checklist

It’s always good to stay organized, but when you’re doing something as complex as moving into a new home, it’s not just good — it should be mandatory. When you’re...

Sharing Your Financial Information with Landlords

Last week we had two interesting interactions with rental applicants. One was very upset that we required them to resend their bank statements after they blacked-out their bank account numbers. The...

The Wrong Way to Fill Out a Rental Application

If you can’t fill out a rental application correctly or provide the requested documents, why would someone rent to you? We recently shredded a rental application from a prospect interested in a...