Finding good a good renter is like many things... a process.
I like the article on tenant screening by RentPrep
Basically it breaks down into the following steps that the blog post covers.
- Understanding Landlord Legalities
- Setting Your Standards
- Listing Your Rental
- Marketing Your Rental
- Phone Screening (Pre-Screen)
- In-Person Screening
- Rental Application Tips
- Running a Background Check
- Verify Applicant Details
- Selecting Your Tenant
- Legally Denying Tenant Applicants