Posts by Nicole Seidner

The Grass Is Always Greener and That’s Why They’re Moving. Are You Prepared for Marijuana Migration?

The term ‘Great Migration’ has been a popular turn of phrase since 1916 when large groups of African Americans made their way out of the rural South United States. Since then, great migrations have come to mean that of a similar idea, when groups of people pick up from or head to specific points at

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It’s Time for the Last Legislative Update of 2020

It’s been a wild year for rental housing legislation. Last year everyone was worried about emotional support animal laws, rent price ceilings, and even criminal history limitations. It seems like so long ago that New York banned criminal background checks. The new year hit with a bang and instead of all those things that plagued

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Avoid Legal Restrictions In Your Resident Screening To Protect Yourself In the Industry

The rental housing industry is always changing. Even if current craziness was off the table, there were still rapid movements that made the laws vastly different from one coast to another. In California many things could be a protected class from hair color to clothing choices, while in New York City looking at eviction records

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How to Know the Data in your Resident Screening is Legal to Use

With rental housing laws constantly changing this way and that, becoming more complex and restrictive, picking an applicant within those laws gets complicated very quickly.  How is one person meant to keep up with every law shift, with every change differing from county laws to state-wide or Federal? It’s hard! That’s why we’re doing our

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How to Prevent Rental Application Fraud from Costing You A Lot of Money

How to Prevent Rental Application Fraud from Costing You A Lot of Money

According to Maslow’s hierarchy, finding shelter is one of those needs that people will do anything to meet. Everyone needs a place to lay their head and that vacant property looks pretty appetizing. Despite ‘everyone needing a place,’ not everyone meets the basic criteria needed to protect your property. The less ideal of an applicant,

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Everything You Need to Know About California’s ICRAA Screening Standards

If you do background screening on your rental or employment applicants in California, you’re going to need to adopt this policy. Since 2012, the California Investigative Consumer Reporting Agencies Act (ICRAA) allows applicants to request and receive a free copy of their consumer report. Do you know this screening requirement that is unique to California?

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