tenant screening without social security number

Doing A Background Check Without SSN From Applicant: How-To

Updated October 2023 As a landlord, you might be at a loss for what to do whenever a rental applicant doesn’t provide their Social Security number (SSN). After all, choosing the right tenant for your property requires tenant screening, and it’s not possible to do tenant screening without their Social Security number, right? That’s not…Read More

How to Give Your Tenant Permission by Writing an Authorization Letter

How to Interpret Background Check Address History of Applicant

Updated: November 2022 When screening tenants for a rental it’s common practice to collect address history on the rental application and then compare that to the previous addresses on the background check. Sounds simple but if your screening service is not dedicated to helping their clients stay compliant and does not have FCRA Certified Screeners…Read More

Landlord Shaming and the Law

Landlord Shaming and the Law

The following guest post is contributed by Avvo, an online legal services marketplace that offers on-demand, affordable legal advice, especially when it comes to landlord/tenant laws. For tenants who believe they’ve been ripped off by a landlord, ranting about it on social media might feel pretty good. With rents skyrocketing in major U.S. cities and around the world, many renters…Read More