Q: I would like to know how can I screen my tenants more carefully and what questions I can ask?

A: Legally, you are allowed to ask for information on who their previous landlord was, who their employer is, where they bank and permission to obtain a credit check.

The B.C. Apartment Owners and Managers Association (www.bcaoma.com) has produced application forms, which ask all the above questions. Call (604) 733-9440. Also, visit www.tenantverification.com.