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Checking Backgrounds is an Essential Activity

No property owner in San Diego wants trouble. The worst type of problems arises when a bad tenant is occupying the property. Such an individual is going to do more than ignore the rent. Indeed, he or she is the kind of person who makes excessive noise and has no respect for the property. A troublesome tenant is the source of minor damage and major emergencies. It costs money in one way or another.
It is not easy to get rid of a bad tenant. The tenant-landlord laws in California are strict and make it difficult to evict a nuisance. Landlords are not used to screen out bad apples carefully and must rely on a property management company in San Diego for that work. Alter Vista Properties is one of the best property management firms in the area. We take on the task of checking the backgrounds of prospective tenants.
Proceed with Caution
A background check must be much more than a “He said, she said” expedition into a person’s past. There needs to be real evidence of serious problems in the prospective tenant’s history. Events such as not paying the rent, being destructive of property, and having community complaints filed against that person are the meat of the matter.
Reliable sources such as the public record need to be consulted. Furthermore, a high level of confidentiality will have to be maintained. The last thing anyone wants to have happen is bad news make it into the public arena. That can cause embarrassment if not lawsuits. Alta Vista Properties exercises a great deal of caution.
We consult former landlords in San Diego and other areas. We take care to be sure that any questions asked are directly related to what someone did as a tenant. Personal gossip is not anything we care to know about.
We take all the information we gather and assess the prospective tenant. Fortunately, most background checks do not show any problems. The majority of those looking at our properties are very dependable and pay the rent on time. It does happen, regrettably, that problems will arise afterward. We are prepared to handle these.
Unruly Tenant
Tenants can pass the background check and become a problem later. We deal quickly with any complaints regarding a tenant. We contact that person, explain the situation, tell them of possible consequences, and hope that the matter is settled. There are situations, especially with nonpayment of rent, where things get out of hand. We do not tolerate these.
Any unruly tenant is given every opportunity to change their ways. We do not like it when it happens, but we will evict a bad tenant. California’s tenant/landlord laws are very specific on what must be done when it comes to eviction. We followed the rules closely. Only when all steps are followed is a person finally forced to leave the property. Alta Vista Properties will keep a record of the eviction so that this person does not show up again.
We are pleased to report we are overall successful in our background checks. We can place good tenants in rentals and have these people stay for extended periods of time. It is because of our professionalism and attention to detail that we can do all of this. We provide superior service to all our clients. Please do not just take our word for it. We encourage prospective clients to ask around about us and check our references.
Please do inquire at any time about our property management services. We can be reached at 858-274-3600 or by email at We look forward to hearing from you and answering your questions.

Posted by: michaela on November 7, 2017
Posted in: Utilities