I found out from a friend on New Years Eve that you can check to see if anyone had ever been evicted before. You just run a eviction search. I guess this is information from the courts where the evictions (or the legal term is forced entry and detention) are filed. I guess these are only the filings for eviction and if they pay up they are not actually evicted. I need to do a tenant screening today on a possible new tenant I am going to try it out and see what information comes back www.instantbackgroundchecks.us says they have these records and are updated every 30 day…. cool..
I just found out today the company I use to run a criminal background check on my potential new tenants can also, much to my surprise, do a eviction search.How cool is that. I called customer service at www.instantbackgroundchecks.us and asked them where I could find this information because I did not want to rent to ANYONE that had been evicted by another landlord. I have been thinking about this a lot lately especially in this rental market. So if anyone out there is wondering about this eviction search it is available. I can even tell you the phone number to call 1-800-252-8297.
I called Tenant screening service in Austin, Texas and spoke with the head of customer support a Ms. Murphy and told her I was tired of leasing to deadbeat tenants and wanted to know if they offered any kind of eviction search. I am tired of leasing to someone else’s evictions. She was very helpful and explained they did offer this information and should always run a tenant credit check and eviction search to make sure any possible tenants were okay to lease to. She explained www.quickbackgroundchecks.com can do these for me in about 10 seconds. Wow modern technology… what great information for the future.
Foreclosures are at a all time high according to www.foreclosure.com. That means houses are on sale. Great time for a ambitious person to make a lot of money on the horizon. People like us are called bottom feeders. We like to buy when things are cheap. Once you have found your foreclosure before you lease it out make sure you do a very good tenant screening. This should include a eviction search, criminal search, and credit report.