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What You Can Do If Your Tenant Skips out on the Rent.

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If you own a rental property, then you’ve probably had experiences with both good tenants and bad tenants over the years.  While many rental horror stories involve property damage, you can also be left in the lurch if your tenants leave suddenly without paying the rent.  A lease can protect your interests, but only to a certain extent, and only if you are able to enforce the terms.  If your tenants have up and left with no advance warning, here are some of the steps you should take.

  1. Find New Tenants.

This may seem obvious, but if your property is now sitting empty, you need to start looking for new renters as soon as possible.  This will minimize your losses by bringing in new income.  Make sure you ask for references (and check them!) from potential tenants, ask for proof of income, and check their credit to protect yourself from being caught in the same situation in the future.

  1. Track Down the Old Tenants.

Even if it seems like your tenants have disappeared for good, you may be able to track them down.  Try reaching them through any means of contact you have (like an email address, cell phone number, or work phone number).  You can also try sending them mail at their last known address and asking for address change service – you will have to pay a fee for the postal service to provide you with their new address.  Neighbors and work associates may be another good resource to check with.  Your tenants probably told someone they were moving.

  1. Sue or Settle?

Whether you decide to take legal action or not will depend on how much money they owed you and how difficult it would be to pursue the case.  If you do decide to sue, you should consult a lawyer who is knowledgeable about pertinent state-specific statutes.  Be cautious, especially if you don’t have a formal lease agreement, since the tenant may claim they had a justifiable reason for leaving.  If their argument stands up in court, you could be left paying the legal fees.  Additionally, if the tenant does not have the money to pay, and doesn’t have any valuable assets, a finding in your favor might not result in payment of the missed rent.

Holliday Investigative Services has more than 30 years of experience with tracking down missing persons, and access to specialized databases and tools that can help in difficult cases.  We also offer process services, should you decide to sue them once we track them down.

Ink on Paper: How Fingerprinting Protects Your Businesses, Your Team, and Your Reputation

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It’s a pain- finding the time for you and your entire team to get their fingerprints taken. It is not just time consuming, it can be hard work to simply get everyone to head to the police station to see a technician. At Holliday Investigations we bring the trained and experience fingerprint tech to you and cut your down time and get your employees back to work quickly.

Our mobile fingerprinting service isn’t just convenient; it is also here to protect you. We all know that fingerprinting ensures that those you hire are safe and upstanding members of your community, but did you know it can also keep them safe as well? As the digital age brings rise to identity theft, it is fingerprinting that helps keep you and your business safe. No matter what industry you are in these principles apply.

Fingerprints are also great for your own peace of mind. You can track down criminal records using mere fingerprints making sure you avoid hiring the wrong person. With our quick easy and inexpensive fingerprinting service, your piece of mind can come faster than you think.

While we specialize in the insurance, financial, medical, gaming, mortgage, banking, restaurant and automotive industries we cover all kinds of businesses big and small. Our trained and experienced fingerprint technicians can come to your office or place of business and fingerprint your team. We can even do holidays and rush delivery. This fast, effective method is proven and sends you back to work with confidence. So what are you waiting for? Keep your team safe along with your business and your good name. Call us to schedule your appointment.

Why Hire a Private Investigator?

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What’s the first thing that comes to mind when someone seeks the services of a private investigator? What are the situations that need private investigation? What is it like to be a private investigator? Are they real? What do they actually do on the job? These are just some of the questions that might pop up when you hear the words “private investigation.” We normally just see and hear about them in movies, television series, novels, or even cartoons, not in day-to-day life. Private investigation used to be a fictional idea for most people, but what’s the real deal? How will I know when I need to hire a private investigator?

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