Tenant Screening Advice

Need-to-Know Eviction Guidance Among COVID-19

As the COVID-19 pandemic has shaken the nation in the past few weeks, state and local governments have responded to the threat of mass evictions in varying ways. Unfortunately, outside of HUD housing, there is currently no nationwide rental housing guidance on how to handle the financial fallout from renters unable to pay rent due

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Renter FICO Scores Dropped, but it’s Not the Time To Worry

CIC has released credit, criminal and eviction data trends from 2019’s final quarter, October through December. The 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. The analysis showed that, for the most part, many tenants

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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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Cook County Criminal Records Restricted to Just 3 Years

Cook County Criminal Records Restricted to Just 3 Years

Cook County, Illinois has passed a Just Housing Ordinance, restricting the use of criminal records for resident screening. Following the anti-resident screening trend, this new ordinance went into effect on December 21st, 2019 and will have a grace period for non-compliance enforcement until January 31st, 2020. What’s changing? Verify their financial info qualifies with rental

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