Do All Landlords Do Credit Checks?

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Most landlords will do credit checks on perspective tenants, though some may choose not to. Anyone who’s trying to protect their income will likely want to make sure the person they’re renting their property to has a good history of making payments on time. If you’re concerned about a less-than-perfect score, you don’t necessarily have… Read more »

What is Included in a Background Check for an Apartment?

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A background check for an apartment can include a national criminal background check, credit report, eviction history, and employment history. Specific landlords or property managers may choose to run one or all of these screenings and applicants will need to give signed consent to have a background check performed. Many apartment complexes require tenant screening… Read more »

Tenant Screening Services in Oregon

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Using tenant screening services in Oregon will help you navigate the state’s distinct laws and regulations so that you can find the best tenant matches for your properties. Many states have unique regulations for how you can approach screening and rental applications, which we’ll go over below. In Oregon, here’s what you should keep in… Read more »

How to Use Tenant Screening Services in California

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Most landlords and property managers are well aware that tenant and rental laws vary state by state, and even city by city. California is especially well-known for having specific regulations for tenant screening services. As always, we highly recommend consulting with your own legal counsel when you’re considering a California rental. In this post, we’ll… Read more »

What is a Good Vantage Credit Score?

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A good Vantage Credit Score is any score over 700, with scores over 750 considered “excellent” credit. This differs from traditional FICO scoring system in that the stipulation for “good” credit skews higher. Under FICO, a good score would have been in the 670-739 range, but Vantage Score is stricter in how it determines good… Read more »