Conversations about background checks typically revolve around jobs and employment. While most employers do utilize background checks to vet their candidates, hiring is not the only area in which background checks are essential. The housing sector also leans on background checks regularly. Most landlords, apartment complexes, and property management companies require all prospective tenants to submit to thorough screenings. In this white paper, we will explore the subject of tenant background checks, from why they matter so much to the types of checks that landlords should be performing, all the way to the legislation around the country that property managers must abide by when vetting potential residents.