Renting to the wrong person can become a huge problem and sometimes evolves into a negative situation. In fact, landlord and tenant disputes are among the most popular type of small claims lawsuit that must be resolved in civil court. While no one can predict or prevent every problem that may occur during a lease period, a number of these issues can be avoided and/or mitigated if certain steps are taken prior to renting the property. Finding the right tenants is an important step in the rental process. In addition to performing the routine screening procedure of employment, credit, rental history, etc., speaking to potential renters is also very helpful and can provide insight that cannot be obtained from the standard screening process.