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The Honest Way to Give Reference for a Tenant

When a prospective new landlord seeks a reference on an old landlord’s past tenant, the referring former landlord must always give a fair and honest report on the tenant in question. The reporting landlord must remain cognizant of the various points of import to...

How to Deal with First-Time Renters

If you are a landlord with a house or apartment to rent, you must be very careful in terms of who you select as a tenant. If an applicant claims that he is a first time renter, don’t take that claim at face value. You’ll have to do some work in order to determine if...

What Fair Credit Reports Constitute

Credit reports are a useful tool for landlords in the process of tenant screening. You are allowed to evaluate a tenant’s ability to make regular payments on his rent, and how well he has handled similar situations before. You can find the following information in a...

Why Landlords Do Social Media Background Checks

One of the more common trends these days when doing a background check in many situations is to check the social media account of those who may become your tenants. People have questioned if doing this as a background check is an invasion of privacy, and on the...

Does Family History Really Matter?

When it comes to bringing in new tenants, a background check has become almost mandatory for landlords. You want tenants you don’t feel you have to be concerned about on many levels. However, you should also take care in how far you delve into the lives of prospective...

What a Former Landlord Can and Cannot Say

You got some great news today. You have earned a promotion. But there is some bad news, and that is you have to relocate to another part of the country. That means you have to look for a new place to live in. Unfortunately, your current property owner does not like...

Evaluating a Tenant’s Credit Report

When it becomes necessary to perform a tenant credit check, using a professional service is the best route to take. Having someone who is a professional in this area can find the overall dependability of a prospective tenant, which can save you time and future...

Do Tenant Background Checks Differ from State to State?

Tenant background checks do differ, and moreso from state to state. There are state-specific laws pertaining to privacy that limit the amount of free information you can get off a particular state’s website.This also goes for information you are required to buy. It is...

How to Legally Eject a Tenant After Background Check

Background checks are a good idea for anyone renting out property because you really never know who may be trying to rent from you. The world unfortunately is not always a wholesome and safe place, as much as we would like it to be. Many people rent homes with the...

Saying No: How to Properly Reject Prospective Tenants

What is shared here can be applied both to tenant screening as well as employment screening. Use this information as a guide, but you will also need to contact your local and state administrative authorities regarding specific laws that will impact how you may screen....

Facts that every applicant should know about Background Checks

So, you’ve recently applied for a new job or a new apartment and you hear those fateful words: “background check”. Should this be cause for concern? The answer isn’t a simple yes or no. It depends on what type of position you are applying for and what state you live...

Top Four Benefits of Tenant Background Screening

This is your first day as property manager. Sitting on your desk is a dozen or more eviction notices. You sigh looking at the pile of papers. You knew the job might have a few challenges, including eviction notices, but you thought you would have some time to adjust...

Clarifying the Different Types of Criminal Background Checks

Employers and landlords utilize criminal background checks to create the safest possible workplaces and living spaces. If managers and property owners didn’t look into employee and tenant backgrounds, they would create a dangerous working and living environment that...

IBC and QBC are Updated

InstantBackgroundChecks.us & Quickbackgroundchecks.com have been updated to make them faster and easier to use. Find out more! BackgroundCheckSolutions.com, InstantBackgroundChecks.us & Quickbackgroundchecks.com are divisions of Tenant Screening Services, LLC. We have...