Waltham, Mass. – May 10, 2012 – Increasingly, foreclosures and short sale homes come back onto the market as rentals. Combined with a new trend of transient renters, the rental market has dramatically changed. Gone are the days where single-dwelling or small unit apartment buildings could trust a potential renter with a short conversation and a handshake. And gone too are the days where a renter could trust an individual representing themselves as a property owner could actually be relied on to be the actual owner.
TenantScreeningUSA.com takes the guesswork out of who one is renting too and who the renter is renting from.
Every day the news is filled with articles and blogs about bad tenants and the damage left behind. Consider one such situation in Edmonton, Canada. A property owner rented out a property without conducting a tenant background check.
From the Global Edmonton:
Allison McMillan thought she had the ideal renter when she met the family with two small children and both parents had steady employment.
When the couple fell behind on monthly payments McMillan quickly discovered the mistake she made during a property inspection whereupon she discovered significant damage. In the end Miss McMillan admitted her mistake by not conducting a tenant background check, a mistake that cost her $ 16,000 in repairs.
TenantScreeningUSA.com provides credit checks as well as access to a wide variety of public records, including national criminal checks, renter fraud warnings and renter identity verification. These background checks greatly assist property owners in making wise decisions in who they rent properties too.
On the opposite side of the rental coin, renters should also do background records checks on individual’s whose property they may rent. In the State of Washington a trend has emerged where potential renters do checks on property owners. And the reason is clear.
Nefarious individuals claim to own an abandoned property in which they have access. They can simply post an ad in the local paper or on Craigslist, claim it as their own, request first, last, and a security deposit, up front and in cash, and, ultimately, disappear.
Every day trends change, just as the ability to access certain public records modifies.
In June 2012 Courts in New York City will no longer supply lists of names involved with tenant-owner legal actions, subsequently making it more difficult, but not impossible, to obtain this information. The City felt that some property owners utilized these lists to essentially “black-list” certain apartment dwellers just because of their inclusion on the list. The “list” names individuals involved, it is not a specific, case-by-case description, and many of the listed individuals could, potentially, have no involvement.
Utilizing their innovative screening system, TenantScreeningUSA.com is a one-stop shop for the needs of both the renter and property manager. Ideal for the needs of single- or limited-unit landlords, renters, and realtors, TenantScreeningUSA.com creates a safe and secure information portal. Landlords can gain a complete picture of their rental applicant, with access to prospective tenant’s credit history, criminal record, and other information in one spot. Rental applicants gain the security of a safe environment for storing their information that landlord’s access. Using TenantScreeningUSA.com allows Social Security numbers, birth dates, and related information to be masked.
In an ever changing housing market, renters and property owners alike can benefit significantly by working with TenantScreeningUSA.com. Property owners don’t get scammed by potentially malicious renters and renters don’t get scammed by potentially malicious property owners. TenantScreeningUSA.com is fast, secure, and affordable. Visit www.TenantScreeningUSA.com today to get started….