It is important to get the basic background information on a tenant and verify it for accuracy.
“The purpose behind the background check is two fold, to ensure that the tenant is a suitable fit for the property and to preempt any legal complication at a later stage,” says Om Ahuja, CEO (residential services), Jones Lang LaSalle India.
Doing a thorough check would also ensure that a tenant has no criminal background. Many cities and localities in India now require tenants to undergo police verification.
Ideally a landlord should personally meet the prospective tenant and get firsthand details about his occupation, permanent address, documentary proof of identity and, if possible, local references.
Source : indiatimes