How do you know if your landlord is legit?
This is a serious issue that you need to resolve before you lease a house. In this video, Matthew Whitaker is going to walk us through three reasons why it’s important and then three ways you can tell if your landlord is ‘legit’.
Understanding if your landlord is ‘legit’ is a big deal. In this video Matthew will walk through three reason WHY you need to know and then three WAYS to tell if your landlord is legit.
Hey, everybody. My name is Matthew Whitaker, and I’m the Birmingham Team Leader here at GKHouses.com, and I want to talk to you about a question that I think the tenants need to be asking more is, “How do I know if my landlord is legit?”
I’m going to outline three reasons why first.
All right. The next thing we’ll look at is the how to tell.
The first thing is to go check with your real estate commission, with the State Real Estate Commission. Most property managers are required to be licensed brokerages of the Real Estate Commission. That means that they’re licensed agents, they have licensed real estate brokers. That’s a very easy way to find out if your landlord is legit.
The second thing I say is go to their office. If you’re worried about this, do they have an office? Do they have a place where you can go talk to somebody? I think that’s very important that they have a location where you can get in front of somebody if this is a fear of yours.
And the third way is testimonials. We’re connected via the internet these days. So I think it’s very important for you to be able to go out and find some information on these landlords whether they’re legit or not. Now, certainly landlords, we’re in a very conflicted business, so you’ll probably find some positives and some negatives about landlords, but the important thing is if there are testimonials about them, then you’ll know that they’re probably a legit landlord.
So again, this video is entitled, How to Know If Your Landlord Is Legit. We urge you to find out if your landlord is legit because I think safety, maintenance and protect you from foreclosure. So I think it’s very important for you to do that.