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Landlord Tenant Eviction Reports – Accurate Credit Bureau

If you would like to further investigate your potential tenant, eviction reports are inexpensive and are a great tool for screening renters who have been served and sued by previous landlords for not paying their rent. Unfortunanely, there presently isn’t a National or even a comprehensive State source for Eviction Reports or Unlawful Detainers (What Evictions are called in several States including California). Although some Vendors service a larger geographical region than others, getting timely Public Records from the thousands of County Courthouses who all have different and unique retrival methods is quite frankly impossible on a large scale. The biggest companies put the Public Records they obtain on computer tape and utilize and sell these records, while the smaller companies that provide Public Records actually go to the courthouse or have people who can locally obtain them for them upon request first hand. Accurate Credit Bureau receives emails and letters weekly from Public Record Vendors across the Country who wish to provide their services; some who only gather reports for one County, and others who provide records for most of an entire State. We order Eviction Reports from different Vendors depending on the geographical location of your applicant’s past addresses. Most are returned instantly, a few others in 24 or 48 hours. We will advise you of the expected return time when you place your order. If you wish to obtain an Eviction Report on a prospective tenant it is prudent to have all or as many of the previous addresses possible that your applicant had resided at. Routinely, applicants who have been Evicted fail to put that address or reference information on their rental applications. Even though it may take a little longer to make a decision on your applicant as you await the results of an Eviction Report or Criminal Records Report, we have found Eviction or Unlawful Detainer Judgements against likeable individuals with decent credit who we were screening for Landlords.We charge $11.95 per applicant for an Eviction Report and $25.00 for Criminal Record Reports. More Landlords are using Eviction and Criminal Reports as a normal prerequsite for their Vacancies. Please feel free to contact us if you would like more information. Good luck with your applicants and remember “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.”

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2 EASY STEPS TO ORDERING CREDIT AND BACKGROUND REPORTS ON PROSPECTIVE TENANTS

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 Tenant Credit Check $19.95: Decision credit report, or with an on-site inspection full consumer credit check.

 Landlord Preferred $29.95: Social Security Verification, Eviction Report, Previous Name and Address Verification, Birth Date, Employment History and Verification*, Public Records and Civil Judgments, Liens, Bankruptcy, Foreclosures, Consumer trades, Previous Rental History, Previous and Current Credit Information, Previous Inquiries, FICO/Beacon Score dependent on On-Site Inspection

 Landlord Comprehensive $39.95: Criminal Record Search, Sex Offender Search, Social Security Verification, Eviction Report, Previous Name and Address Verification, Birth Date, Employment History and Verification*, Public Records and Civil Judgments, Liens, Bankruptcy, Foreclosures, Consumer trades, Previous Rental History, Previous and Current Credit Information, Previous Inquiries, FICO/Beacon Score dependent on On-Site Inspection

 Landlord Complete $60.00: Criminal Record Search, Sex Offender Search, Police Record Search, Separate Bankruptcy Search, Second Criminal Record Database search, Social Security Verification, Eviction Report, Previous Name and Address Verification, Birth Date, Employment History and Verification*, Public Records and Civil Judgments, Liens, Bankruptcy, Foreclosures, Consumer trades,Previous Rental History, Previous and Current Credit Information, Previous Inquiries, FICO/Beacon Score dependent on On-Site Inspection

 Comprehensive Background Bureau $22.50: Criminal Record Search, Sex Offender Search, Social Security Verification, Eviction Report, Previous Name and Address Verification, Birth Date, Public Records, Bankruptcy

Landlord Advice – Criminal Activity – Accurate Credit Bureau

What Liability Does a Landlord Have for Criminal Acts of His or Her Tenants?

In addition to being liable for the criminal acts of strangers/non-tenants, a landlord usually has a duty to protect the neighborhood of the rental property from the criminal acts of his/her tenants. Most often, landlords are held responsible for tenants dealing drugs on the property.

What Kinds of Penalties Do Landlords Face for Tenants Dealing Drugs?

If one of your tenants is dealing on the rental property, you as the landlord or rental property owner can face a variety of legal punishments. Criminal punishments usually require that you have knowledge of the drug dealing or other illegal activities. For example:

  • You could face fines for allowing the illegal activity to continue to occur
  • You could face criminal penalties for knowingly allowing the illegal activity to occur
  • The rental property can be confiscated by the government, but this is only in extreme cases
  • In addition to criminal penalties, there can be other negative consequences for landlords. These can include:
    • Rental property value can drop, thus making it hard to find and keep tenants
    • If a tenant or anyone else in the neighborhood is injured or annoyed by the drug dealing, you could be sued on the grounds that the rental property constitutes a public nuisance that threatens public safety and morals.

What Can I Do to Prevent Being Held Responsible for the Criminal Acts Committed by My Tenants?

The best step you can take to reduce the likelihood of being held responsible for the criminal acts of your tenants is to perform a thorough screening of all applicants when renting out a property. Here are a few other tips:

  • Don’t accept cash payments for rent
  • Keep an eye out for any suspicious activity on the property (e.g., heavy traffic going into and out of the building)
  • Have provisions in the lease referring to drug dealing and other criminal activity and make it clear that those crimes will not be tolerated
  • Evict anyone who violates these provisions immediately
  • If you receive any complaints from tenants about drug dealing or other criminal activity, respond immediately – consult the police if you feel it is necessary to do so
  • Consult a security expert and do anything else that is reasonable and legal in order to determine if there is any criminal activity going on

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