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Should You Screen Tenants in Miami?

Many rental property owners know they should screen tenants in Miami but may not know how or what checks to complete. We can help.



Pedro Cedeño, Lic. Real Estate Agent, Real Property Management Dade – Miami, FL


If you own rental property in Miami-Dade, you have probably had to screen tenants in Miami. Some DIY landlords don’t screen tenants at all. Some landlords complete some checks and not others.

People with criminal backgrounds may have an increased risk of committing additional crimes. The Bureau of Justice reported in 2014 that 76.6% of prisoners in 2005 were re-arrested within 5 years. That may place neighbors to the rental property at risk. Criminal background checks on tenants, along with other available tools, will assist in lowering the risk for property owners. Completing background checks also provides peace of mind to property owners and people in the neighborhood. Because of this, Real Property Management Dade performs thorough tenant background checks. All tenants must complete an application and agree to a full background check. Reports include credit and employment history, previous rental information, and criminal/sex offender checks. Our staff will ensure these checks are performed in compliance with Miami-Dade, Florida, and federal regulations.

Real Property Management has over 30+ years of experience and is the leading residential property management provider across the United States. RPM provides professional management on behalf of homeowners, investors, and institutions throughout the country. Our Real Property Management Dade office in Kendall provides service to rental properties throughout Miami-Dade County.

Background checks are included with our leasing service. So, should you screen tenants in Miami? Well, yes. We can do it for you! Contact us to find out how we can help you with your rental property. Happy renting!

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