Property Managers Fear Trending Rent Control Legislation

If you weren’t aware of rent control legislation, now is the time to be active. Bills proposing...

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3 Signs you Aren't Getting Accurate Tenant Screening

Determining if your tenant screening provider has quality criminal and eviction data is...

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HUD Guidance Leads to Multifamily Lawsuit in Use of Criminal Records

Justice Dept Files Brief with Court

On October 18th, the Department of Justice released a brief...

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State-run Criminal Data Repositories are Questioned

With the release of the U.S. Bureau of Justice Statistics’ 2014 Survey of State Criminal History...

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Myths and Facts about Eviction Records (video)

Previously we discussed the myths surrounding criminal records and now we’re doing the same thing...

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November 14, 2017

Property Managers Fear Trending Rent Control Legislation

If you weren’t aware of rent control legislation, now is the time to be active. Bills proposing rent control (as well as restrictions on eviction and criminal records) have become an alarming trend within the multifamily housing industry. Just last week, I went with other CIC™ tenant screening experts to Washington, D.C. to lobby on behalf of the National Consumer Reporting Association. Our big concern is that without access to eviction or criminal records, property owners and managers like you will not have the information to determine if a rental applicant is a risk or not. While plenty...

February 16, 2017

3 Signs you Aren't Getting Accurate Tenant Screening

Determining if your tenant screening provider has quality criminal and eviction data is essential if you want to maintain a standard when accepting applicants. With faulty or subpar data, you...

October 20, 2016

HUD Guidance Leads to Multifamily Lawsuit in Use of Criminal Records

Justice Dept Files Brief with Court

On October 18th, the Department of Justice released a brief that addressed the use of criminal background checks by housing providers. Here is the report:

August 25, 2016

State-run Criminal Data Repositories are Questioned

With the release of the U.S. Bureau of Justice Statistics’ 2014 Survey of State Criminal History Information Systems, eye-opening facts on criminal records at state-run repositories have put their...