Missouri Tenant Screening Background Checks

The best way of making sure that you only rent to the best-qualified applicants is by conducting Missouri Tenant Screening Background Checks on every person applying to rent one of your Missouri rental properties. It does not matter if you have two or two hundred rental properties, the Missouri Tenant Screening Background Checks can help you to quickly weed out unqualified applicants and lets the qualified applicants rise to the top of the applicant list. Conducting the comprehensive checks on every applicant also potentially saves you significant repairs and court costs, embarrassment and perhaps even legal liability should you rent to an applicant that conducts illegal activities at one of your Missouri rental properties. The American Apartment Owners Association provides Missouri Tenant Screening Background Checks that will give you the confidence and that sigh of relief knowing you are renting to the best of your applicants.

It is not unusual for an applicant to submit a rental application in their own name and then let a relative or friend live in the home who has a poor rental history or a criminal record. This is just one of many reasons that conducting thorough Missouri Tenant Screening Background Checks on each applicant, not just the primary applicant is crucial.

Including the Previous Address Tenant History will reveal if your applicant disclosed truthful information regarding previous addresses or failed to disclose an address from which the tenant was evicted or owes money to the landlord for delinquent rent or damages.

Credit reports reveal if a prospective tenant pays bills on time which will give you insight into the applicant’s willingness and ability to pay your rent. However credit reports do not reveal eviction history. Include the Eviction History when ordering your Missouri Tenant Screening Background Checks and learn whether your applicant has an eviction history and how long ago. Perhaps the applicant has an eviction from several years ago during a temporary financial hardship or perhaps your applicant has a history of multiple evictions, including recent evictions for non-payment of rent or for other reasons.

You do not want your reputation as a landlord who rents to the best-qualified applicants ruined by a tenant with a criminal history living in one of your rental properties. Protect yourself, other tenants, neighbors and your property from criminals who may go from one rental property to another committing serious crimes or hiding out from law enforcement officials. Including the Criminal History search with your Missouri Tenant Screening Background Checks will reveal if your applicant has a criminal history and the type of offenses committed. You want to make sure each applicant does not have a record in another state and you can do that with the Federal Search which will search databases nationwide. Including the Terrorist Search as well as the Sex Offender Search will search those databases for charges specifically related to those offenses. Conducting all these Missouri Tenant Screening Background Checks are not critical just in determining the best applicant; they can save you substantial legal costs since landlords are potentially liable should a person sustain injury from a tenant who has a criminal record.

Criminals and those who frequently fail to pay rent or with a history of damaging rental properties continually look for new ways to dupe an unsuspecting landlord into renting to them. Conducting the Social Security Number Fraud Check will quickly alert you to prospective tenants giving you a fictitious social security number in an effort to hide their true identity. Missouri Tenant Screening Background Checks also helps to prevent identity theft by someone deliberately giving a false social security number that the applicant knows belongs to someone else.

Save on the cost of Missouri Tenant Screening Background Checks since the cost of the screenings is often passed on to applicants. Applicants who are truly interested in living peacefully in one of your rental properties should not mind paying for the comprehensive Missouri Tenant Screening Background Checks to help prove them worthy of living in one of your rental properties. Remember, you get the most up-to-date information in minimal time.

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The American Apartment Owners Association provides tenant screening background checks nationwide. Looking for a tenant screening report in a state other than Missouri? Visit our Tenant Screening Background Checks page to learn more.