Renting a property: 5 tips to find the right tenant and avoid problems

Author: Agnès Lambert

The owners are looking for a tenant who will take care of their property and pay their rent on time. This is a check of applicants’ ability to pay based on a certain number of documents. “Fake files are legion.” This ranges from adjusting the start date of the employment contract to false identity documents,” notes Arnaud Hacquart, president of Imodirect, whose study estimates that 20% of files are forged in Ile-de-France and 10%% in the provinces.

The tax declaration verification service allows you to ensure the authenticity of this document based on the tax number. “We can also identify a fake proof of address using a 2D-doc barcode, which allows us to check the compliance of an electricity or telecommunications invoice with the information of its holder,” explains Laurent Dubois, founder of MonSuperLocataire.

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Beware of danger! “Many disputes between tenants and landlords have their source in a poorly drafted tenancy agreement,” notes Patrice Petit, Head of Property Management at Orpi.

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