North Dakota Tenant Screening Background Checks
Conducting comprehensive North Dakota Tenant Screening Background Checks is crucial for each applicant wishing to rent one of your North Dakota rental properties. The more comprehensive the package, the more thorough results you will receive in return. You must not trust the word of a prospective tenant that you will have the rent on time each month. Scammers consistently find new ways to gain the keys to rental properties to then have free rent or to set up criminal activities on the premises. When you conduct the more thorough North Dakota Tenant Screening Background Checks you can potentially save yourself a great deal of expense related to attorney fees and court costs should you have to later evict the tenant.
The credit report will show you whether the applicant has a history of paying bills on time or has no regard for due dates. The Eviction History will let you discover whether the applicant has a history of evictions from previous rental properties. You will learn about recent evictions since the American Apartment Owners Association provides the most up-to-date North Dakota Tenant Screening Background Checks. Applicants with a recent eviction history likely think you have no way of knowing about an eviction that just occurred. The comprehensive eviction records search gives you the information you need when you need it and does show recent evictions.
The Criminal History Search provides you with criminal records on every applicant. It is imperative that you conduct a criminal records search on each applicant and not just the primary applicant. Applicants may complete the application alone in order to hide an adult child, significant other or other persons who have a criminal record. The more comprehensive the criminal history search, the better the results. Conducting a records search through your local criminal database will only reveal local criminal history records. Criminals with a felony criminal history and those who move from one area to the next will not show up in the search that you attempt to conduct on your own. The American Apartment Owners Association gives you comprehensive criminal history results in real time to provide you with the information you need when you need it. Expand your search to include state-specific or even a federal records search. It is imperative to also include the terrorist search with your North Dakota Tenant Screening Background Checks sine terrorists, like sex offenders may move from one place to the next, hoping to hide out from authorities and not get apprehended. The Sex Offender search reveals whether your applicant has a history of sex offenses including those perpetrated against a minor. If you rent to someone with a serious criminal history, your reputation as a landlord who only rents to the best-qualified applicants is potentially in jeopardy.
If you own one or more North Dakota rental properties you should also conduct the Social Security Number Fraud Check. Identity theft is growing at an alarming rate and applicants may give you the social security number they know belongs to another family member or friend or they could just make up a social security number and enter it on the rental application to hide their own true identity or in hopes you will not find out about their criminal or evictions history. Conducting the Social Security Fraud Check tells you if the person is indeed who they ay they are and if the social security number given during the application process is the one legally belonging to that particular applicant.
Save yourself the headaches and expensive costs often associated with renting to poorly qualified applicants by conducting comprehensive North Dakota Tenant Screening Background Checks. Landlords often pass the cost of background screenings on to the prospective tenant so there is no need to skimp on the screening process. Choosing more comprehensive North Dakota Tenant Screening Background Checks quickly reveals who your rental applicants really are.
The American Apartment Owners Association provides tenant screening background checks nationwide. Looking for a tenant screening report in a state other than North Dakota? Visit our tenant background checks page to learn more.