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A Guide to Tenant Background Check for Landlords


• If you are planning to have your property leased, you should also consider running a background check on tenants before signing agreements. Conducting tenant screening is more of great consequence than landlords might comprehend.

• A mistake in accepting tenants can have a huge impact on a community. You can have a renter who can be a danger to you and the area you live in just because you accepted his or her application because that person looks harmless enough.


• Any member of the public including a landlord has a right to access criminal records as part of a background check. Any arrests or crime records made on the property may have serious legal costs to the landowner. Not only can it damage the property-owner’s business but their personal reputation as well.


• Tenant screening can also help landlords know whether a person has previous eviction records. Eviction records are public, and everyone including the landlord, is entitled to know if a person has been evicted for not paying rent or for other issues in the past. This will allow you to make a knowledgeable decision on whether to say yes or no to their application.


• Getting the prospective tenant’s employment information is extremely important. As part of the tenant screening, you can check and see whether they are currently in a job, and what position are they holding. You will also need to know how long have they been on the employment, and how much they are paid for it. This information is profoundly essential in making sure that they have the means to pay the rent in full and on time.

A Guide to Tenant Background Check for Landlords  

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