Tenant Screening- Rhode Island Tenant Landlord Law
Tenant Screening in Rhode Island is permissible with the applicant’s 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 then run an online tenant credit report, criminal record and eviction history search to determine if the meet your ideal requirements for a tenant.
Detailed credit reports require an onsite inspection of the landlord's or property manager's office location to comply with the Federal Fair Credit Reporting Act, however tenant credit report information including the renter's credit score can be obtained utilizing the Standard Service Application for tenant screening from US Real Estate (TenantReports.com).
Eviction data is not available for Rhode Island.
Rhode Island Tenant Law
Below is a link to reference for Rhode Island 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.
National Tenant Laws
- Fair Housing Accessibility First
- Fair Housing Laws
- Americans with Disability Act
- National Consumer Law Center