Tenant Screening

JMS Properties Inc. has developed some of the most effective marketing plans for all of Las Vegas/Henderson and the surrounding areas. We keep our prospective tenant funnels full, including referrals from existing tenants. However, all of that is of no value if the wrong tenant ends up in your home. From non-payment of rent to damages and premature vacancy, there are a number of very costly problems that can result from lax tenant screening and acceptance procedures. JMS Properties Inc. will handle every facet of non-desirable tenant removal for you, but our goal is to never have a need to do so. Avoidance through exhaustive tenant screening and selection procedures is how we keep our homeowners happy and profitable as rental property owners.

Initial Phone Interview

Some prospective tenants will contact us via email or with a form on your home’s web page at our site. Others will call us. Prior to an office visit and application processing, we’ll normally have a conversation on the telephone. It will not be detailed, but we begin the tenant screening process with this conversation. We ask questions that help us to legally determine if they’re a possible candidate for a more exhaustive screening process. Some never get past this phone call simply because our questions determine that they’re not suitable for financial or other reasons.

Rental Property Tenant Application

We facilitate the tenant application process with our initial application form and let the prospective tenant know a little of what we look for as this makes it more convenient and retains more prospective tenant applicants early in the process.

Credit and Reference Checks

The information on the tenant application is extensive, as JMS Properties Inc. uses it to check not only the prospective tenant’s credit history, but also their past rental history and rent payment habits. We call past landlords and personal references. Family information is recorded in case we need to locate tenants after move-out.

Final Pre-Lease Interview

Once all of the above tenant screening procedures are completed, a final meeting in our office is used to clear up any open questions or ambiguous information prior to execution of the lease. This is not done in all cases with some tenants moving from out of state.

A process this thorough does take a little time, however we’ve found that this level of scrutiny provides a great return on our investment of time and staff involvement. Our homeowner clients experience some of the lowest vacancy, credit loss, and tenant damage rates in the entire City.