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The Latest Developments in the Tenant Background Check and Fair Housing Debate Blog Post

The Latest Developments in the Tenant Background Check and Fair Housing Debate

The debate over tenant background checks and fair housing matters continues, with recent developments in Philadelphia, Greenville, South Carolina, and...

Proposed Tenant Background Check Bans Draw Criticism Whitepaper

Proposed Tenant Background Check Bans Draw Criticism

For the formerly incarcerated, the process of re-entering society involves a difficult path with many challenges. Advocates of reform have made consis...

The Debate about Tenant Background Checks Blog Post

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? This question is at the center ...

What Can a Landlord Include in a Tenant Background Check? Blog Post

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 help determine whether a tenant w...

What Does a Real Estate Background Check Entail? Blog Post

What Does a Real Estate Background Check Entail?

Real estate background checks are used to ensure that real estate agents and other professionals working in the real estate industry are safe and trus...

Broker's Arrest Raises Questions about Real Estate Industry Background Checks Blog Post

Broker's Arrest Raises Questions about Real Estate Industry Background Checks

Background check standards are a major topic in the real estate industry this week after a realtor in South Carolina was arrested for kidnapping and m...

Government Could Restrict Landlords' Use of Criminal Background Information Blog Post

Government Could Restrict Landlords' Use of Criminal Background Information

The United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (or HUD) wants to crack down on landlords for the use of criminal background checks in h...

Homeowners Association Background Checks Cause Problems for Relocated Military Families Blog Post

Homeowners Association Background Checks Cause Problems for Relocated Military Families

Usually, when a military serviceman or woman is relocated to a new area, his or her family has a grace period of 10 days to get their affairs in order...

Best Practices for Tenant Screening Blog Post

Best Practices for Tenant Screening

Tenant background screening is a fraught category of background checks due to ethical questions and new policies. Parts of the country have restricted...

Do Landlords Do Background Checks? Blog Post

Do Landlords Do Background Checks?

Background checks are a part of the housing application process for most landlords. From apartment complexes to rental houses, most tenants find that ...

Eliminating Bias in Tenant Background Checks Blog Post

Eliminating Bias in Tenant Background Checks

While some municipalities have taken steps in recent years to limit how landlords vet prospective tenants, tenant background checks are still legal in...

Will Tenant Background Checks Be a Thing of the Past? Blog Post

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 measures that determine his o...

Rule Changes for Tenant Screenings Worry Landlords Blog Post

Rule Changes for Tenant Screenings Worry Landlords

Across the country, access to affordable housing and whether landlords have created unfair barriers to housing remain hot topics for debate. Increasin...

ACLU Takes Aim at Landlord in Rental Fairness Dispute Blog Post

ACLU Takes Aim at Landlord in Rental Fairness Dispute

A criminal record can prove a troublesome barrier to many necessities, from securing gainful employment to getting approved for a place to live. As a ...

What Background Checks Do Landlords Do? Blog Post

What Background Checks Do Landlords Do?

In most cases, when applying to rent an apartment, house, or other property from a landlord or property management company, a prospective tenant will ...

Tenant Background Checks Continue to Spark Controversy Blog Post

Tenant Background Checks Continue to Spark Controversy

More legislators are pushing for significant restrictions to tenant background checks. We examine bills that could change screening protocols for hous...

Top 5 Reasons to Perform Tenant Screening Blog Post

Top 5 Reasons to Perform Tenant Screening

The process of tenant screening begins as soon as someone answers your ad for a rental property. You can start gathering information and impressions a...

Background Checks for  Youth Based Sports Organizations Whitepaper

Background Checks for Youth Based Sports Organizations

Background Checks for Churches and Religious Organizations Whitepaper

Background Checks for Churches and Religious Organizations

Background Checks for Staffing Agencies Whitepaper

Background Checks for Staffing Agencies