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The latest screening resources and updates from our team.

Tenant Screening in Miami and Broward

  Tenant Screening in Miami and Broward Counties When tenant screening in Miami, Broward and other Florida counties, community associations and condominium associations can comply with regulations under the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) by following these 3 steps. Step 1:  Before you Order a Tenant Screening Report Provide the Applicant A Summary of Your

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Florida tenant credit reports

Florida Tenant Credit Reports When preparing to order tenant credit reports, Florida community associations and Florida property managers may receive rental applications or sales applications in which the applicant has listed an Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN).   It has become increasingly more common.  In these cases, Florida community associations and property managers place background screening requests in which

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International tenant screening Miami

In Miami, Florida tenant screening companies are often asked to provide international background checks.  Florida condominium associations and Florida property management companies use international background checks to provide information about the applicant. Domestic credit reports, criminal searches and identity development will usually not provide records for an international applicant. International Tenant Screening Miami The Migration

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International background checks

    International background checks are commonly requested by South Florida community associations and South Florida property managers due to the influx of foreign buyers. International Background Checks The 2014 Miami International Buyer Survey conducted by the National Association of Realtors (NAR) ranks buyers in South Florida by countries and highlights key characteristics of foreign

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Lawsuits due to Incorrect Forms for Background Checks

    Lawsuits due to Incorrect Forms for Background Checks can be avoided by following the requirements of the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA).  What do Michael’s Stores, Whole Foods, Dollar General, Publix, Panera Bread, Chuck E. Cheese and Paramount Pictures share in common?  They have all fell victim to class action lawsuits alleging violations of

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Florida international background checks

    In Florida international background checks are an important part of tenant screening for property managers and homeowner associations.  Recent studies indicate nearly 20% of Florida residents are immigrants.  In addition, the growth in the foreign born population was nearly 40% between the years 2000-2010. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 16.5% of

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Choosing a Tenant Screening Agency

Choosing a Tenant Screening Agency Some Homeowner Associations (HOA) may manage the entire tenant background check process in house.  This practice may not be cost effective or deliver the best results. Choosing a tenant screening agency can save time and lend expertise to the decision making. Criminal and Sex Offender Record Searches The tenant screening

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Florida Homeowner Association Tenant Screening

Florida Homeowner Association Tenant Screening Tenant screening by a Florida Homeowner Association or a Florida property management company improves the safety and security of communities.  The findings in a tenant screening report can identify financial irresponsibility including foreclosures, criminal records including felonies and misdemeanors, false identify information in the application or a history of disruptive

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Background Check Glossary

  Background Check Glossary The background check industry is filled with technical terms that may appear on criminal searches within a background check for tenant screening.  In order to help our customers understand phrases that may be confusing on a tenant screening report, we have compiled a glossary of legal terms designed to make reading

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