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How do I screen prospective tenants if they don’t  have an email address?

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If a prospective tenant does not have an email address, there are still other ways to screen them. Here are a few suggestions:

  1. Phone call: You can set up a phone interview to ask them some questions and get to know them better. You can ask about their employment history, rental history, income, and any other relevant information.

  2. In-person meeting: You can also arrange an in-person meeting to discuss the rental property and ask questions. This can help you get a better sense of the person and their suitability as a tenant.

  3. References: You can ask the prospective tenant for references from previous landlords, employers, or other credible sources. These references can help you evaluate the tenant's reliability and trustworthiness.

  4. Rental application: You can require the prospective tenant to fill out a rental application, which can include questions about their rental history, employment, income, and other relevant information. This can help you evaluate their suitability as a tenant.

    In addition to the above suggestions, you may also want to suggest to the prospective tenant that they create a free email address if they do not already have one. This can make it easier for you to communicate with them and for them to provide you with any necessary documentation.

    There are many free email services available, such as Gmail, Yahoo, and Outlook. You can direct the prospective tenant to one of these services and provide them with instructions on how to create an account.

    Keep in mind, however, that some individuals may not have an email address due to privacy concerns or other personal reasons. In these cases, you will need to rely on other methods of communication and screening.

Overall, while not having an email address may make it harder to screen a prospective tenant, there are still ways to gather information and evaluate their suitability as a tenant.

- This answer was written by AI (ChatGPT) and checked for accuracy by the ezLandlordForms team.

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