I have to admit that while I’ve been a landlord for a while I have never done a credit check. I always looked at work references and called the previous landlord. Not that long ago I did these screening techniques, it was all fine, and I still got burned when the tenant changed jobs. I have now joined up as an OLA member and have started making credit checks using TVS (Tenant Verification Systems). TVS has been very helping in screening tenants. I have verified tenant applications and found ‘holes’ in some applications that I never would have seen before. I would recommend doing a TVS credit check for every applicant you are thinking of handing over the keys to!