A good tenancy requires more than good landlord. Good tenants are also vital. Finding the right tenants for you can be long, laborious task, but one that will prove very worthwhile in the long run. Here are some tips that may help:
- Conduct a thorough background check
- Ask your prospective tenant for at least 2 professional references
- Ask for references from previous landlords to check they paid their rent on time
- Check their identity and proof of address
More importantly than all of these, make sure you talk to your prospective tenant at length before agreeing to let them move in. Find out what sort of person they are, their likes and dislikes, and try to get a feel for how they would treat your property.