A guide to full-service background checks companies

superiorgaragedoorsatlanta1Written by Tenant Screening Services, LLC

It is important to receive comprehensive information on potential tenants before signing a contract. Full-service background check companies will provide you with all the information you will need to make a sound decision. Most companies will only require the name of the potential tenant you are investigating. Here is a list of the basic information you will receive from a tenant background report.

Misdemeanor and felony criminal records at the county, state and national levels

Sex-offender status

Social security number trace and validation

Employment verification

Reference checks

Credit checks

Civil record checks

Motor vehicle records check

Military records verification

Address history

Eviction history

Most of these companies should abide by the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), which governs how background checks are conducted. They will do this by getting the consent of the potential tenant and by giving the tenant the opportunity to review the report once it is completed.

Most companies will have an online portal that will help landlords request instant background checks online. They usually charge between $50 and $100 per report and take between two to five days to complete the search process.

The best benefit of using full-service companies is the fact that they comply with FCRA laws, which means that you as a landlord will not be vulnerable to lawsuits and fines.


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