Be careful what you say with regard to some of this advice. There are some local municipalities that consider not renting to Section 8 or having a policy of not renting to Section 8 as an illegal form of discrimination. I know in my locality, I can't advertise that I don't accept Section 8, even though I'm not inspected or haven't gone through any of the processes. The simple way to avoid Section 8 is set good standards for your screening policies. Generally, people are on Section 8 for a reason, they can't afford their own expenses. Set screening criteria in such a way that it would avoid those that can't afford their own expenses. Simple was is a minimum of 3x the rent in verifiable income.