Civil Record Restriction Updates

These Californian Bills Could Affect your Tenant Screening

When your TV has a service interruption, you call your television service provider; when your tenant screening has an interruption, it’s likely the fault of your legislators. Every year, the number of bills proposed aiming to restrict or change criminal and eviction data increases. 2022’s legislative session was no exception as three Californian bills currently

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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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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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Rental Housing Laws That’ll Make You Sweat

Over the past few years, we’ve seen state legislators turn up the heat when it comes to proposing and passing new landlord-tenant laws and credit reporting regulations. While prior years have been focused on ban-the-box, criminal screening restrictions, and rent control, this year’s big debate is unsurprisingly how to deal with COVID-19 related unpaid rent

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