How many months of bank statements should a landlord request from prospective tenant?

In Leasing Property - Asked by Anne Marie P. - May 12, 2014
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dan c.
Broker/Agent
Charlestown, MA

getting a credit report and checking out there info should give you enough info

May 12, 2014
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Anthony D.
Broker/Agent
Pacific Grove, CA

If the credit and refernces are good we typically ask for 1. Up to 3 might be more prudent.

May 13, 2014
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Morris E.
Owner/Investor
Los Angeles, CA

3 months.

May 14, 2014
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Karen C.
Broker/Agent
Cape Vincent, NY

Three months should give you a good idea about their stability. A credit check is also very important.

May 16, 2014
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Brian S.
Las Vegas, NV

We recommend three months of bank statements to show financial stability.

May 22, 2014
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Jient L.
Tarzana, CA

Most current consecutive 3 months to see where they were up to and where are they going.

Jun 9, 2014
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Bert W.
Broker/Agent
Austin, TX

I rely on credit report & verification of employment & rental history. I use a good tenant check service that does this for me $35 for individual & $50 for married couple. In a case where tenant is self employed, I have asked for tax returns, but never a bank statement. If their business is less than a year old, then the only option would be bank statements & I would ask for the most recent 4 months. Good Luck

Jun 11, 2014
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Dalip S R.
Broker/Agent
Arlington, TX

3 months, plus good credit report.

Jun 11, 2014
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Ron L.
Broker/Agent
Dallas, TX

3 months. It is important to run a credit check as well. This will give you the tenant's credit history. I also like to talk to his previous Landlord if there was one.

Jun 21, 2014
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