How do I find the perfect tenant for my investment property?
You can either rely on word of mouth recommendations or by posting advertisements on various property portals. Or we can deal with this task for you. An estate agent may seem superfluous in Berlin, given the current accommodation shortage.
It takes time and experience to find a suitable tenant. After all, you want to protect yourself from nomadic renters and other “difficult” tenants as best as possible. In order to minimise the risk of ending up with a bad tenant, here are some tips:
- Knowledge of human nature is important when choosing a tenant, but checking is better.
- You can find out a great deal about people using tenant self-disclosure.
- Real prospective tenants should bring three salary statements and a certificate stating that they have no rental arrears.
- A Schufa check provides information into the payment behaviour of the prospective tenant.