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What services does Good Landlords  offer?

 

Service Descriptions:    
(Service Price List at Bottom of Page)

Credit Reports

Good Landlords is a member of Equifax. Members of Good Landlords may request credit information about potential tenants by completing a Tenant Report Request Form and faxing or emailing it to the Good Landlords office. The fee charged for each request will be paid by Good Landlords. Members are invoiced each month by Good Landlords for the services and reports they received during the previous month.

In addition, as a member of Good Landlords, you have the opportunity to influence the credit reports maintained by Equifax for each of your tenants. Just like car payments and credit card payment records show up on a credit report, tenant payment records can become part of the renters credit information. If they pay their rent on time, it shows up as a positive rating on their credit report, if they don’t, it becomes a negative rating. This feature can be particular helpful for young tenants that are trying to build a good credit rating. It encourages defaulting tenants to pay-up in order to improve their credit rating. This service from Choice Data requires a minimum of 500 records be submitted each month. Completing the form for uploading this credit information on current tenants takes only a few extra minutes per month. Good Landlords will then compile the information from each member and enter it into an acceptable format for Equifax. We encourage all members to take the extra time necessary to submit their tenant’s payment information.

Tenant Database Reports

One of the most exciting and helpful features for members of Good Landlords is access to the local Tenant Databases. We have all experienced tenants that may have looked good and had a perfect credit rating, but later discover that they are a landlord’s nightmare. By maintaining a list of renters and linking them to previous landlords, a wealth of information can be uncovered.

Each member will be asked to complete a Current and Previous Tenant Information Form that includes payment, cleanliness, complaint, and lease compliance habits of all tenants. This information will then be available to current members in a brief easy-to-understand rating system. The report provides contact information that will direct the member to the previous landlords.

Judgement Records

(Not Available in all Areas)

Although Judgement Records eventually show up on a standard credit report, the link that Good Landlords has with the Blount County Justice Center provides members the most recent records and payments of outstanding Judgements against potential renters.

Local Arrest Records

(Not Available in all Areas)

As stated earlier, Good Landlords maintains a direct link with the public information computer at the Blount County Detention Center. Access to this database provides members with current public information regarding prospective tenants. As our membership grows into expanding areas, it is our objective to provide this service for all members.

Detainer Warrant Information

(Not Available in all Areas)

When a member’s Prospective Tenant Credit Check Request Form comes into our office and is checked to include a Court House Record Report, members of Good Landlords staff go to work immediately searching any court house records that may apply to the proposed tenant. Because Detainer Warrants are the least desired method of ridding yourself of a troubling or dead-beat tenant, special care is given to scroll the maze of public records to find any evidence of past evictions.

Discounts from Local Vendors and Associate Members

Many area retailers and service providers have already expressed an interest in providing special offers and discounts to the members of Good Landlords. The enthusiasm observed by these local merchants provides a brief example of the power of working together. As a group, not only can we maintain better information about our tenants, we can also achieve greater attention from local merchants and lawmakers.

Vendor / Service Referral Listing

Good Landlords understands that many landlords with multiple units maintain a staff of maintenance men, painters, plumbers, electricians, and cleaners ready to do what ever it takes to keep each unit rented. However, there is always a need to bring in specialty service people from time to time. We’ve all had experiences when dealing with workers that we’re not familiar with where the work did not meet our expectations. Good Landlords maintains a list of local vendors and service providers that have worked with other landlords in the area. Landlords grade the service from the local vendors and share their experience with other member landlords.

Unit Listings on the Internet at Goodlandlords.com

A new and exciting service for members is the development of the Goodlandlords.com web site property listings. Goodlandlords.com provides its members with Internet exposure for each of their available or soon to be available properties.  A prospective tenant can visit a member’s property listings, check for availability's, review rent and deposit requirements, and download an application form. If a member has access to the Internet, they can enter their password and edit their site for recent changes in their inventory.

 
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