Posts by Becky Bower

The Differences in Resident and Employment Screening Reports

In the background screening world, there are sizable differences between employment screening and resident screening – yet both are commonly referred to by job applicants and rental applicants alike as background reports. So, what’s really behind your resident and employment reports? We’ve got all the answers on what makes these two consumer reports so different,

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2019’s Rental Housing Laws: What You Need to Know

2019 turned the rental housing industry upside down – with rent caps, stricter tenant screening regulations, and increased tenants’ rights – and set precedent for the decade’s next rental housing laws. While we’ve seen rental housing trends rise and fall (remember the micro-apartment phase?), 2019’s new laws made waves so big we’ll likely see similar

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Watch Out Seattle, Roommates Not on the Lease Have Rights

Housing unaffordability has plagued major metros across the U.S., as many young renters have sought living with roommates and family members to curb rental costs. The City of Seattle identified in their 2018 report, Losing Home: The Human Cost of Eviction in Seattle, that many renters are restricted from taking on roommates under their current

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Renter FICO Scores Have Dipped: This is Why it’s Not a Big Deal

CIC has released the credit, criminal and eviction data for July through September 2019 and discovered that your tenant’s FICO scores trended downward. CIC’s quarterly data analysis highlights the number of rental applicants that have criminal and eviction records on their tenant background checks, as well as the average FICO credit score. Compared to the

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