Utah Tenant Screening Background Checks

Oftentimes a Utah tenant screening background check may be required when a tenant applies for a rental unit. Landlords tend to do this in order to decide if they want to rent to a particular tenant. Although these screenings are not always mandatory, most landlords will require them and the tenant is often responsible for paying the fee for the screening.

  • These screenings act as a sort of background check of sorts, running checks on a lot of different things to ensure that tenants are appropriate renters.
  • A lot of different information is taken such as a criminal background check as well as a credit and renters background check. All of these are to ensure that the landlord is getting a reliable tenant to rent their unit. It is not meant to be taken personally.
  • The landlord should be up front with the applying tenant about what information may merit a rejection of their application, and the request for screening must be given in writing in order for it to be valid.
  • Landlords reserve the right to accept or reject anyone whom they see fit for whatever reason they see fit.
  • As landlords, it is important to avoid discrimination during the process of a Utah tenant screening. To help avoid any miscommunications or any discrepancies, be sure to give the same screening to all of the applicants.

For more information, visit: Utah Landlord Tenant Laws Utah Landlord Forms

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