Many landlord websites will provide a list of how to screen tenants, landlord tenant checks, or top tenant red flags. They mostly consist of the obvious such as not renting to people with horrible credit or bankruptcies. Really? Glad I went to one of those sites.
I have developed my own list of tenant red flags. Over the years I've seen many a renter come and go. I've dealt with renters who I simply refused to do business with and renters who I did do business with only later to regret it. I will list these top 5 tenant red flags, broken in to sub categories giving over 10 check-list items to watch out for, in the spirit of having dealt with a lower demographic of renters, based off my personal observations, and with a little humor added in.