Tenant Background Check- Criminal Record Search Tenant Screening
Tenant Screening- What is a Criminal Background Check?
A criminal background check is a search for a person's criminal record. Tenant Screening should involve a criminal background check to determine if an applicant fits your risk profile. The information included in a criminal record varies between states, counties, U.S. territories and even between jurisdictions within a country. In most cases criminal records include traffic offenses such as speeding and drunk-driving, conviction records where the individual has pleaded guilty or has been found guilty by a qualified court. Conviction records include a wide array of offense degrees such as misdemeanor and felony offenses including various levels and classes. When screening tenants with criminal background checks be sure to determine if any findings are accurate by cross referencing their address information in the SSN verification.
We offer 5 types of Criminal Searches/Criminal Background Checks to choose from:
Criminal Record Search Statewide $6
Statewide Criminal Background Checks can be performed in any given state including Puerto Rico.
Criminal Record Search Nationwide $15
Nationwide Criminal Background Checks include all state databases including Puerto Rico.
County Criminal Record Search (Price varies per county)
County Criminal Record Searches are required to be performed if you are denying the applicant tenancy solely on criminal history and will eliminate any false positives or if the state requested doesnt provide a central state criminal repository. One of our representatives will physically go to courthouse and perform a county record search on the individual.
Federal Criminal Record Search $15 Per Jurisdiction
All Federal Criminal Record Searches are performed by selected jurisdiction.
Global Criminal Record Checks $10
Terrorism and international crime are top-of-mind for most Americans. The events of 9/11, the war on terror and the daily news stories have made landlords more precautious when renting their properties. U.S. Real Estate Investors Association’s Global Report draws from over 14 international criminal databases including the FBI, INTERPOL, European Union and the United Nations to help you screen for criminal history across the globe
What is included in a Criminal Record Search for Tenant Screening:
- State's records repositories for felony & misdemeanors going back up to 10 years
- Predator Watch List
- OFAC List
- Terrorist Watch List
- FBI Most Wanted Database
- ATF Database
- Customs Database
- US Marshals Database
- US Secret Service Database
- America's Most Wanted database
- 50 state sex offender database search
- Driving Record Offenses (not all states report)
Common questions as to why criminal record searches are useful-
- If you would have known, would you have put a sex offender in the same building as children?
- Is this person known for being a violent individual and will this pose a challenge when collecting rent?
- Is this person wanted by the Government for something illegal?
- Has this person been involved in drug trafficking?
*We strongly recommend ordering a Social Security Number Search when ordering this product. A Social Security Number Search will return all previous addresses associated with this individual, all names associated with Social Security Number, and this will help eliminate any false positives returned that may share a similar first and last name as your applicant.