I have 3 houses up for rent right now.. I think I might have 1 leased but need to do a tenant screening. I have been using this landlord blog to run the credit report but my co-worker told me about www.instantbackgroundchecks.us that is who he used to do a tenant background check. He says they have tenant screenings back in seconds. Anyone ever heard of them??? I am going to try them out and see what happens
For those interested I found a new blog for CrimeFinder at http://crime-finder.blogspot.com/. They have more information on this site specifically. They also do tenant background screening, cheap background checks, and dating criminal checks. The dating criminal check is really what interests me the most. There is a growing concern among me and my friends that the person we are dating may have a criminal past and we want to be sure it is not the case. In my opinion it’s worthwhile having the check done because for less than $20 I know I’m not dating a murderer, rapist, or thief. I’ve used http://www.crimefinder.com/ in the past and they have always been great. Luckily all of my past boyfriends have come up with NO RECORD which is a good thing! I dread the day when it comes back saying the he has a conviction of grand theft to something worse.
I need to do tenant screening has anyone out there had any experience with leasing to a sex offender I did find this blog www.sexoffenderissues.blogspot.com that talks about sex offender issues but I cannot find any specific information about leasing a house to someone with this crime. I need to make a decision pretty soon and I do not want to violate any laws and be sued. If you have delt with this before please let me know.
I did a tenant background check online at www.crimefinder.com and it came back the guy was a sex offender it even had his picture to confirm it was him. I always do a tenant screening before I lease to anyone but this is the first time it came back with this? I don’t know what to do does anyone out there have any advice or can you tell me where I might get some advice on this situation?? Help..
I bought a foreclosure on the courthouse steps and I am getting ready to rehab it and hopefully rent it out for a while. I am trying to determine how much I should spend on this rehab.. I went to this blog www.biggerpockets.com to see what they say. They seem to know a lot about this sort of thing. I know how to do the tenant background checks and credit report when I find a tenant but not to sure about rehab spending they seem to be quite knowledgeable so we will see what happens.
I finally got a new tenant for my rental property and called up my background screening company for a credit report and their phone number had been disconnected.. they did not send me a letter or any kind of notification this is the 2nd company that I have used that has gone out of business. So I went on the internet to try to get a tenant credit check I did find this company that says they have been in business 26 years I guess they are not going anywhere www.quickbackgroundchecks.com anybody out there ever used this company??
I have searched all around to find a good rental application form. I finally found one for free at www.EZLandlordforms.com. Some of these forms out there seem to be quite vague but their forms are quite extensive and I like that. The more information the better as far as I am concerned. It makes my tenant screening a lot easier. I like to do at lease a tenant credit check.
It seems my showings of my rental property have slowed down recently I guess because of the holidays. I usually some tenant screening every week. This past week I did not have any. I hope this is not a bad sign of the economy. We always do tenant backgroundchecks before we lease to anyone I don’t care who you are, we want to know if they hava any kind of criminal record. A tenant credit check is also required to make sure they are paying there bills. I am going to see if www.instantbackgroundchecks.us has any statistics on leasing volume.
You can now run a eviction search from www.quickbackgroundchecks.com to see if any one has ever been evicted. How cool is that!! I don’t think this information was available a few years ago. You can search by state so if they have moved from one city to another no problem. I would never rent to anyone who has been evicted I sure don’t want to be the next in line. This may be the most important background check you can do in tenant screening.
Tenant screening in Texas which is where our management company is a standard process. I would never never let a tenant into our apartments without a tenant credit check. In some states where the market may be soft they may be tempted to wave the tenant credit check. I don’t care how soft the rental market maybe I would never suggest this it will come back to haunt you. If you want to know what other states are doing you might want to go to www.landlord.com to see what others are saying.