I've been asked to step in and assist (key word here, not "manage") with a handful of rental units on an owner-occupied property in San Diego. After a recent bad tenant issue that required major Law Enforcement intervention my elderly family members have accepted that a background/credit check should be implemented for all new tenants.
Anyone have recommendations for a background/credit/rental history service? At a minimum we need a criminal and credit check, ideally that we can charge tenants for under an application fee. The rental units are on a property are in a crappy part of town, so some criminal history and mediocre credit are to be expected, but finding out that the applicant is a convicted murderer with a half dozen evictions might be a nice heads up.
All I've looked at so far is the San Diego County Apartment Association (www.sdcaa.com
), who appear to offer background services as well as assorted other info and documents that a landlord is likely to need.
Does anyone use background check services, and have a recommendation?
Also, I guess I'll throw out that if there are any San Diegan Mustachians looking for a place to rent there will be a 1bdrm small rental house available once we finish cleaning it up. It's in a rougher neighborhood, but is close to public transport, and has a great space in that yard that needs some TLC to become amazing. PM me for details if interested. If we could find a great tenant to help keep the property in line we may be able to work something out.