What else should I consider before leasing to an EPHA client?

Of course, you should screen the potential tenant based upon past patterns of behavior of property damages and timely rental payments. You should also review your policy on visitors, their frequency, and if and how long they may spend the night. You also will want to review your policies about pets and fees for late rent payments.

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1. If I currently have someone in my rental unit who is in need of financial help, can they get on the EPHA program for immediate assistance?
2. Can I use my own lease agreement?
3. How do I make my unit available to voucher holders?
4. Can you answer questions about the potential family to assist with the screening process?
5. How much rent can I charge?
6. Will you inspect my unit before I find an EPHA-qualified family to rent it?
7. Does the EPHA pay for any tenant damages?
8. What else should I consider before leasing to an EPHA client?
9. Can I charge the tenant extra above the amount stated on the lease agreement?
10. Can I charge a penalty for late rent payments?
11. If I do have problems with the tenant, does the EPHA take care of the problem for me?