Rochester Landlord Tenant Attorney Discusses Using Rental Applications
As a Rochester landlord tenant attorney, I am often asked whether a rental application should be used in screening tenants. I strongly recommend a rental application for a number of reasons. First off is to determine whether or not you’re getting a good tenant. Secondly is to collect a judgment in the event that you have to sue the tenant for damages or rent. The third reason is for defense of a discrimination charge. If you are ever charged with discrimination, you will need to provide a bona fide reason for rejecting a tenant such as bad credit, no credit, or bad tenancy history.
Are you considering using a rental application to screen potential tenants? If so, contact Friedman & Ranzenhofer for a free consultation.