When a tenant takes possession of a rental house or unit, they are trusting the property management team has taken the necessary precautions to ensure their safety. The service vendors you let in your company door are people tenants are required to let in their front door. Whether it’s a plumber, electrician, general maintenance man, landscaper, or another kind of service provider, your tenants are trusting these individuals are safe and reputable.
Vendor screening is becoming more and more common. The fact is vendors can have keys, codes, and other forms of direct access to tenants, their families, and their belongings. This can be a scary thought! It really makes you wonder what all is included in screening a vendor to make sure they are an appropriate fit. Do they have judgments? A past criminal history? Negative reviews online? Just exactly who ARE you hiring? Your company policies should also be a huge factor in determining which vendors can be approved to work with your company. Read more →