How Do You Check Credit-Worthiness of a Renter?

The topsy turvy real estate climate has turned many of us into accidental landlords, which means the homes we are trying to sell just won’t, so we need to rent them out. In that vein, we are seeing more rental questions in Zillow Advice about how to rent, such as this one from Dadbo1 in Kennesaw, GA who asks:

How do you check the credit-worthiness of a renter?

Real estate agent Carl Lyday provides some great feedback: Don’t focus solely on credit-worthiness, but look at their eviction rate and make sure you do a criminal background check. Excellent advice.

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