Long & Foster utilizes state of the art screening and credit checks on all applicants over the age of 18. Prospective tenants are carefully screened while strictly complying with applicable Federal, State and local fair housing laws. Our thousands of agents and online marketing insure your property is advertised to the broadest possible pool of qualified applicants.
The screening system used at Long & Foster is TenantReports.com. This online system features an empirical scoring engine that scientifically analyzes an applicant's credit, criminal, and rental history. We have access to a rental history database of over 20 million resident records. This powerful tool provides unmatched detail and information on the creditworthiness of an applicant rather than relying on only subjective verifications of former Landlords and employment. There is no more important aspect of our property management services than the application process and verification of past performance of all applicants. Long & Foster property management is on guard.
Long and Foster provides 24/7 access with our online cloud based property management software. This cutting edge feature allows anytime access to online statements, documents, inspection reports and work orders. Rent distributions are directly deposited electronically to your bank account. Funds are not held back until the middle of the month like many firms.
Property management is property maintenance. A well-maintained building attracts qualified tenants, improves resident retention and protects the value of your investment property. All Vendors are required to be licensed and insured. Interim surveys will verify proper tenant care and maintenance as well as identify long term and turnover maintenance needs to protect your investment.
Our staff works diligently to collect rent payments in a timely manner. Tenants have available an online rent payment feature as well as a portal for making maintenance requests. We work with tenants to verify they are in compliance with the lease while they quietly enjoy their stay in a managed property. In the event any issues arise during a lease our expert team will enforce the lease, protect the landlord's interests and directly address and resolve the problem. Long & Foster is on the ground as the Landlord's representative.