Posts by Nicole Seidner

The Perils and Pitfalls of Tenant Screening Through Social Media

The internet loves to cancel people. It’s incredibly easy to look up a person’s entire history on their Twitter, find something controversial they posted in 2012, write #Cancelled and suddenly they’re the most hated person around. The debate about if “cancel culture” is ethical is muddy with public-facing figures, but what about the average joe?

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The Tricky Situation that’s About to Envelope Consumer Reporting Agencies By Storm

Consumer reporting agencies (CRAs) have always had a complex role in helping tenants find housing and landlords provide a safe and secure environment for their residents but that complexity is about to take a new height. Renter rights have been pushing forward for a long time and subsequently made providing quality resident screening reports even

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After Michigan, California Joins in the New Wave of Banning Date of Birth in Rental Property History Screening

Back in August, Michigan revealed the latest news that shook the rental housing industry’s bones. The date of birth is one of the most important pieces of identifying information, and anyone who has ever had to pick up a prescription or verify who they are over a phone call can know how important it is.

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Let’s Rewind: What Do You Need To Know About Eviction Public Records

Whether you’re a rental property owner looking over their applicant’s consumer report or a bank using public records to gauge landlord mortgage rates, it’s important to understand eviction record basics. What’s the difference between filing for an eviction versus an eviction record? How do you know if an eviction database is right for your study

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Sound the Alarm! Michigan & California Create New Court Record Rules

Second to your name, your date of birth is one of the most important pieces of identifying information… and the state of Michigan (among many counties in California) wants to remove it from all of their public records. These new court record rules, which hide the date of birth from public criminal databases, diminishes the

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CIC Announces ADA Website Update to Help Those with Disabilities

The Americans with Disabilities Act has been around since 1990, but has always been changing. With new technology comes new understanding. Everyone has very different needs, and there are always new ways to approach those needs to help out our customers and consumers. We’re proud to say that CIC now has brand new accessibility adjustments

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