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Renters Harder to Come By

Qualified renters harder to come by, survey finds
Margaret Jackson, The Denver Post

More than half the respondents to a survey of 870 property managers nationwide said they’re having more difficulty finding qualified renters for their residential properties than they did last year.

And 81 percent of respondents said they are concerned they will not find reliable tenants for the rest of the year, according to the survey by TransUnion, a credit and information management firm.

Access to income and employment information was the most important factor in screening prospective tenants for 33 percent of the respondents, and 28 percent said criminal background checks were the most important factor, followed by credit history.