Why do we care about Credit Records and Credit Score? A credit is score is an indicator of the probability of a default, nothing more. It will show if the person has been responsible with their finances. If a person is responsible with their finances, odds are, they are also responsible with the rest of their lives. A credit score of 700 or better, indicates a solid person. A credit score below 600, indicates a person with some issues, maybe permanent, maybe temporary. Continue reading “How to Use Credit Checks For Screening Renters”
I wanted to expand on the credit score criteria in any Tenant Screening Requirements just a bit.
It is a fact that lower credit score individuals are a high risk to insurance companies, and for collecting payments. It is a fact that lower credit score individuals engage in riskier behaviors.
Here is why tenants with a low (or 0) are high risk.
Remember, it takes both a decent credit score, and an income high enough to pay rent to approve a prospective tenant. Never accept less. You need to know both the tenants credit score and income level before you approve them.
A renters income will give you the renter’s ability to pay rent. Their credit score will give you the renters desire to pay rent. Both are required.