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"How to choose the right tenant"
Picking the right tenants can seem like a straightforward process, but getting it wrong can be very costly. From what questions to ask on the phone to what to look out for during the viewing, this guide will make sure you make the right choice.
- What questions to ask tenants over the phone before viewings.
- What tenants will ask when you're showing them around your property.
- How to arrange viewings.
- Choosing which tenants are right for your property.
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