At Rotorua Rentals, we have a large pool of great tenants waiting for the right property to open up. Rotorua’s current rental shortage means that the quality of tenants looking to rent is higher, which is good news for landlords. However, it is still important to carry out all the right checks to sort the good tenants from the bad. The good news is that we do that for you. Here are six things that help us find the best tenants looking to rent in Rotorua.
Each potential tenant is required to provide us with character references, employment information and their previous rental history. We make sure to follow up on these references, as they provide valuable insights into the tenants’ potential behaviour.
The credit checks we are able to carry out give us important information about potential tenants. These include past credit applications, debts, court judgements, bankruptcies, and credit infringement details. If we notice any red flags, we will discuss these with the applicant.
Tenancy Tribunal Checks
If the tenant has been involved in disputes through the Tenancy Tribunal, we’ll know about it. This is key information to consider when determining the suitability of a tenant. The nature and/or frequency of the disputes can indicate how likely they are to get into a dispute again the future, and how serious it may be.
We will show potential new tenants through your property ourselves and explain exactly what is expected of them. There will be no room for them to claim ignorance, as we make sure they know everything the need to know in advance.
New Zealand tenancy law states that landlords/property managers must not discriminate when selecting a tenant. At Rotorua Rentals, we take this incredibly seriously. We are careful to not discriminate on the basis of things like gender, age, race, citizenship, religion, marital status, parental status or employment status. Rather, we make our assessments on the basis of character, behaviour and historical data.
Generally, tenants with a bad history won’t even apply with us in the first place. This is because they know we have good checking systems that they won’t be able to avoid. Rather, unreliable tenants tend to rent from unsuspecting landlords who do not use a property manager.
Our pool of tenants is made available to you as part of our comprehensive property management service. If we provide you with the wrong tenant, it’s on us, and it’s our problem. That means we have a strong incentive to find and retain tenants who are the right fit for your property.