Landlords spend, on average, considerably less time with prospective tenants than employers spend with prospective
employees. CI’s TENANT BACKGROUND INVESTIGATIONS provides a valuable evaluation tool for landlords.
A CREDIT REPORT is the first inquiry that comes to mind when thinking about TENANT BACKGROUND INVESTIGATIONS.
Rightly so. The CREDIT REPORT inquiry is the basis of all TENANT BACKGROUND INVESTIGATIONS. However, it shouldn’t
be the only Inquiry considered. Some examples of CI inquiries landlords should also consider using include:
The EMPLOYMENT inquiry should be considered to verify a prospective tenant’s salary and ability to pay the
- COUNTY CRIMINAL COURT
- STATEWIDE CRIMINAL COURT
- FEDERAL CRIMINAL COURT
- MULTISTATE CRIMINAL
- SSN & ADDRESS INFORMATION
- COUNTY CIVIL COURT
- GLOBAL SCAN
- SEX OFFENDERS REPORT
required rent, as well as a means to gather relevant character data on the prospective tenant.
When utilizing the LANDLORD inquiry, a prospective landlord should consider doing multiple verifications, especially
when a tenant does not have a considerable amount of time at any one location. While a current landlord inquiry should
not be disregarded, prior landlord verifications should also be considered. In many instances, the objectivity of a prior
landlord is an improvement over the current landlord who may have reason to not be as forthcoming with required
In addition to the CREDIT REPORT, EMPLOYMENT and LANDLORD inquiries, a landlord can also protect tenants and
property by adding criminal record inquiries, SSN & ADDRESS INFORMATION, COUNTY CIVIL COURT, GLOBAL SCAN and
SEX OFFENDERS REPORT inquiries.
The SSN & ADDRESS INFORMATION inquiry provides current and former addresses to compare against the information
supplied by a prospective tenant, as well as approximate dates of residence at each address to determine previous
landlords and locations in which to conduct criminal court inquiries. This inquiry also reveals other names (aliases)
associated with the SSN.
A COUNTY CIVIL COURT inquiry reveals past evictions and other civil cases involving a prospective tenant.
Making sure a prospective tenant is not found in the GLOBAL SCAN inquiry, which is a worldwide search of multiple
terrorist databases, is also worthwhile.
The SEX OFFENDER REPORT inquiry and the various criminal court inquiries will discover felony and misdemeanor
criminal activities by a prospective tenant.
Well rounded, inclusive TENANT BACKGROUND INVESTIGATIONS will provide landlords with peace of mind and reduce
potential liability exposure. TENANT BACKGROUND INVESTIGATIONS should not be viewed as optional, but should be
considered a business necessity and proper due diligence for all landlords.
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