Running Criminal Background Checks on Prospective Tenants

One of the most difficult problems a property manager can face is the incidence of crime on the properties they manage. While there is no full proof system for eliminating all crime, proper screening procedures can go a long way to ensuring that those with a criminal or sex offender background are not inadvertently approved during the application process. While most property managers and staff are diligent in processing credit and employment checks, not all properties have jumped on board with the idea of running a criminal background check on potential tenants.

Here are a few pointers on running background checks and what is important.

 

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