No one likes to have a building sitting empty: not the local government, not the neighbors, and especially not the building owner. It’s an easy trap to fall into, however, if you’re playing Goldilocks and waiting for the absolute perfect tenant. At the same time, no one wants to sign a lease to a terrible tenant simply to have a building be occupied and then have that tenant fail in some way soon after. One thing you should be doing is screening potential tenants before spending time and money on more in-depth investigation. These questions are a good place to get started.