Will People with Criminal Records Become the Next Protected Class?

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Over the past few years, we’ve seen an increase in restrictions placed on the use of criminal records to make rental decisions. With the concerns surrounding COVID-19, many local and state correctional facilities have released prisoners early, and many of them will be searching for housing. Could previously those with criminal records become a protected… Read more »

5 Facts Landlords Should Know About the Background Check

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When you’re renting out your property to prospective tenants, you already know it’s in your best interest to have some sort of tenant screening done in order to hedge your bets and make sure you’re matching the right people with your homes or apartments. Most landlords and property managers rely on a pass/fail credit check… 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 »