Tenant Screening - New Jersey Tenant Landlord Law
Tenant Screening in New Jersey is permissible with the renter applying for the unit giving signed permission, typically provided when they sign off on the rental application. You are required to file the application or record of signature release for 5 years. You can check tenants by requesting a tenant credit report, criminal record search and eviction history to determine if the meet your ideal requirements for a renter. Detailed tenant credit reports require an onsite inspection of the landlord or property manager's office location to comply with the Federal Fair Credit Reporting Act, however credit report information including the tenant credit score can be obtained utilizing the Standard Service Application for tenant screening from US Real Estate (TenantReports.com).
New Jersey Tenant Landlord Law
Below is a link to reference for New Jersey Tenant Landlord Law. This link is for general information only. It is recommended that you contact an attorney to learn what specific rights and laws are applicable in your state or circumstance.