How to tell a prosective tenant they were not selected?

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We are in a situation where we have multiple qualified applicants wanting to rent our house.  What's the best way to tell them we didn't select them?  Any guidance would be appreciated!  Thanks, Sandhya

@Sandhya Gorman Just be straight to the point. Tell the others that you are sorry to tell them that you have selected another applicant. Don't elaborate beyond that. Wish them luck in locating another place.

If you are not selecting them because of credit reasons you must formally notify them in writing of the reason and also the credit reporting agency that you used.  If you use SmartMove they have sample templates for you to use.