Landlords are expected to balance being part of Homeland Security by using the Patriot Act database, being informed but non-discriminatory regarding laws, and being for-profit enterprises to provide for themselves and their families.
Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) May 06, 2013
TenantBackgroundSearch.com, an internet firm specializing in tenant screening for landlords, has announced it is now offering a comprehensive tenant screening package. Jeff LeVan of TenantBackgroundSearch.com, says the package will include a full list of background sources to assist landlords in choosing the best qualified applicants to reside in their properties.
“The comprehensive service includes a credit report including FICO score,” says LeVan. “It also includes the Patriot Act Search, bankruptcies, foreclosures, medical collections, employment summary, past address history, known aliases, and nationwide eviction report. “All of this information will be provided for $32.95,” he said, “which is a very competitive price. If landlords look at it as an investment in filling their vacancies with stable tenants, they'll realize the return on investment very quickly by helping to reduce late payments and costly eviction proceedings.”
LeVan says a sex offender search is also a component of the comprehensive service. “Each state has a Megan’s law,” he said, referring to legislation named after a young girl who was murdered by a convicted child molester residing in her neighborhood. The law requires sex offenders to register with local law enforcement. “However, in some states, like California, Massachusetts, Nevada and New Jersey,” he continues, “information from this database is not allowed to be used to deny rental property because it is said to be discriminatory.” He warns the best advice is to consult local attorney and court outlets to determine if and how this information is legal to use in that particular location.
“The business of being a landlord is very complex these days,” said LeVan. “Landlords are expected to balance being part of Homeland Security by using the Patriot Act database, being informed but non-discriminatory regarding laws, and being for-profit enterprises to provide for themselves and their families.”
LeVan says that’s why the comprehensive background package is worth the investment. “It takes a lot of focus to operate properly for legal reasons and for personal survival reasons. Our comprehensive package gives landlords information necessary to make good, solid decisions,” he said. “It’s costly to them on all fronts if they don’t do it right.”
TenantBackgroundSearch.com is an internet business that performs all levels of background checks on potential renters to assist landlords in meeting legal requirements as well ensuring accurate data upon which to make tenant rental decisions. Located in Dallas, the firm has national clientele.