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What To Look For in A New Tenant

Condo Building

Finding a new tenant for your Chicago property can be overwhelming. You may not be sure how to properly vet a tenant before they are in the home. You may also wonder what actions you can take if they aren’t paying their rent, what regulations to follow and more. All of that can be easily answered when you have a Chicago property manager on your side. Working with an expert in the industry can help you find quality tenants that will be long-term in your condominium.

You need to know that there are certain questions you can ask and some that you cannot in a tenant interview. For example, you cannot ask how many children a tenant has, if they have a service animal, or sexual orientation. Those questions can lead you into a lawsuit as they are not applicable to the rental process.

Questions you should be asking include:

  • What date are you looking to move into the apartment?
  • Have you ever been convicted of a felony?
  • Do you have pets?
  • Do you smoke or who in the home smokes?
  • What is the monthly income?
  • Are there any past evictions?
  • How long have you been at your current residence?

These questions can help you to clearly vet a new tenant to prevent issues from arising down the road. Making sure you have quality tenants that are in it for the long-haul is vital.

The best way to ensure that you do not ask illegal questions is to work with a trained property management company in Chicago. Finding the right one can seem daunting but here at Connected Management, we’ve got you covered. Our team specializes in working with the HOA and boards of small to medium condominiums here in the Chicago area. We know the laws, regulations, and ever changing policies that must be in place to avoid a non-compliance issue.

Our team is here to answer all of your questions and take care of the day-to-day tasks of property management in Chicago. By working with us, you’ll have a team on your side that handles everything from emergency maintenance needs to evictions or rental collection.

Allow our experts to help you get a long-term tenant, reduce vacancies, and manage the property fully so you can do what you do best. You can invest in more real estate, enjoy downtime with your friends or family, and see the benefits of being a condo owner for the long-haul.

Don’t hesitate to reach out to Connected Management today to find out more on how we can alleviate the stress of Chicago property management. Rely on educated, trained, and certified property managers today.

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