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The latest screening resources and updates from our team.

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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Tenant Background Check

Tenant Background Check To obtain a comprehensive tenant background check on a prospective tenant or resident, it may be advisable to perform a county courthouse search in addition to a broad database search. There are many firms selling consumer information which have been derived from databases.  Databases have evolved to become great resources for criminal

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Screening tenants with a FICO Score

Screening tenants with a FICO Score Screening tenants with a FICO Score is a good practice.  A credit report is often requested by property managers or community homeowner associations when screening a prospective tenant or buyer.  Credit reports are an integral part of a background check but interpreting the data can be more difficult than

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Background Checks in a Florida HOA

Background Check Florida HOA When ordering background checks in a Florida HOA, the homeowners association should follow a prescribed policy. When a Florida Community Association is presented with a prospective resident or tenant, it is important to order a background check in accordance with policies already in place for the protection and general welfare of

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