West Vancouver Property Managers always, always do thorough reference checks. Owners insist about it and rightly so. As representatives for the owners the most important part of our job is the protection of the owners property. We need to find them the best AAA tenants we possibly can. No one wants to deal with the “tenant from hell”. As rents go higher and higher the need for a good, reliable , honest tenant becomes more and more important. If the owner loses a months rent due to an unexpected vacancy due to unpaid rent or an eviction that can be costly and emotionally hard. The most common references we search for are current credit scores and reliable employment references. Also, Identity and background checks can be necessary for high end properties that require due diligence in finding that perfect tenant to care for the home as well as the actual owner would. West Vancouver home owners often feel more comfortable when meeting potential renters themselves to ensure a feeling of confidence and goodwill. Often Property Managers conduct telephone interviews before a face-to-face meeting to help define the specific needs and objectives of the potential renter. West Vancouver home renters who are in this group are fully prepared to undergo these types of intense pre-screening as they also are aware how important choosing the right tenant for the right property can be to all concerned. Keeping this in mind, when you are ready to go house hunting make certain your references are in order and ready to be screened.