Tenant Screening in Sonoma County, California
Sonoma County is facing an affordable housing crisis. This presents an enormous problem for landlords, property owners and real estate agents. County wide, including Santa Rosa and other unincorporated areas, the vacancy rate for rentals is below 1.5 percent. However, with the population in the unincorporated areas of Sonoma County expected to grow by more than 20,000 people by 2040, to more than 170,000 the resulting effect means more low-income renters and an increase in problems to housing providers. As a result, law-makers are scrambling to create a slew of affordable housing projects and that translates to a lot of subsidized housing, lowering of property values and an overall decrease in the overall attractiveness of owning a rental property.
In addition, a quick glance at the Unlawful Detainer packet provided by the Sonoma County Superior Court will show a litany of tasks, filings and most important fees, associated with evicting a bad tenant or renter. In fact, the minimum amount to file an Unlawful Detainer action is $385.00. Paying a fee is the last thing a property owner/manager or landlord wants to do, in order to legally evict an already non-paying, late paying tenant. Not to mention all of the time and energy (we won’t even get into the aggravation) it takes to go through the numerous steps to get a bad renter out of your property.
So if you’re in the business of renting properties in Santa Rosa or one of the neighboring cities, it is vital to do your due diligence, and use a reputable credit and background screening company like Able Screening, on any prospective renters in order to avoid incurring a costly headache.
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