Monday, August 17, 2009
According to this August 17, 2009 AJC.com article, apartment occupancy rates are down and renters have the upper hand. While there may be some truth to this, it doesn't change the fact that you MUST continue to follow good landlording procedures, like properly screening your tenants, and ensuring your receive a full deposit BEFORE you give anyone the keys to your rental property. Failure to follow these essential procedures can end up costing you a lot more than an extra month (or even a few) vacancy in your rental property. No matter how desperate you may feel, do NOT give in to the temptation to give the keys to one of your most valuable assets to someone who doesn't pass your proper screening criteria. And if you are not currently checking the credit and references of your tenants, you should be, so make a pledge to yourself to start now. If you have questions about how to legally evict your tenants please feel free to call my office to arrange a free consultation. Our toll-free number is 888-500-EVICT. Also check out our website at www.GeorgiaEvictionAttorney.com.