What Landlords Look for in a Renter

personal qualities and background info that’s important to landlords

V1 Staff

  • Good credit rating and history of paying bills on time
  • Good previous landlord experience – some even require it “because I’m trusting someone with a major investment of mine”
  • Ability to pay – either employed or are students with steady income from loans/parents
  • Court records and criminal background (including sex offender registry)
  • “We hope for people interested in the property as a place to live, not just camp.”
  • Sounds responsible from meeting them in person – “the background checks give you a good idea of what to expect, but isn’t necessarily the full picture.”
  • Possibility of long-term
  • Non-smokers – “If they smoke inside, it can absolutely destroy an interior.”