Tenant screening is one of the keys to being a successful landlord. Sadly many landlords do a poor job of this. Sometimes it’s lazyness, sometimes ignorance, sometimes simply desperation to get someone tenant back in the property to help make mortgage payments. Trust me on this one, it is time well spent. You simply can’t make up the time and expense of a bad tenant by filling your rental a few days or even weeks faster.
So how do you screen a tenant. Here’s a great checklist. Tenant Screening
This is from Josh Dorkin’s Bigger Pockets blog