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Controversies Brew Over Rules Impacting Housing Access

Across the United States, there are more than half a million individuals who go without a home each night. Efforts to co...

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Do Landlords Do Background Checks?

Background checks are a part of the housing application process for most landlords. From apartment complexes to rental h...

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Eliminating Bias in Tenant Background Checks

While some municipalities have taken steps in recent years to limit how landlords vet prospective tenants, tenant backgr...

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The Pitfalls of Cheap Background Check Companies and Their Automated Screenings

Whether you’re vetting a prospective employee or conducting tenant background checks on potential renters, it is critica...

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Will Tenant Background Checks Be a Thing of the Past?

When an individual applies to become a tenant in a rental property, he or she must often consent to a range of screening...

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Landlords in New York Want to Repeal the State’s New Tenant Protection Act

Landlords in New York Want to Repeal the State’s New Tenant Protection Act  In mid-2019, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo ...

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The Debate about Tenant Background Checks

Should landlords be free to run tenant background checks and make decisions based on details such as criminal history? T...

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Ban the Box Reaches Rental Applications in Detroit

“Ban the box” policies are laws and ordinances that prohibit some inquiries into criminal history, and they are not new....

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Landlords in a Changing “Fair Chance” Landscape Must Have the Right Screening Tools

In the United States, at least 100 million people rent the homes and apartments that they live in, contributing hundreds...

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What Can a Landlord Include in a Tenant Background Check?

There are several reasons for a landlord to conduct a background check on every prospective tenant. These checks can hel...

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