I've read all the posts with regards to your question, but can't understand why is it that because youare the new president of your association that it makes a difference?
The laws, rules and ethics are all the same.
Get an application filled out, get a deposit, run a credit check, get money.
Do a walk thru and make sure that there is no damage that the tenant would be responsible for that was already there.
"Be honest, fair and ethical" and follow the laws of your state. It matters not one whit that you are the President or not.
Or am I missing something here?
Run a credit report