The United States has over 1 million residents in rental housing, which is 35% of the total US population. In Texas, almost 14% of the state’s population is in apartment housing. TenantReports.com can help Texas landlords with tenant screening to make the application and rental process faster and easier than ever.

Texas tenant screening information uses records dating back to 1972. Information obtained through screening cannot be used to alter a current rental agreement, unless the tenant is shown to have breached said agreement.

Important Tenant Screening Regulation In Texas

Court Records

Court record archives vary greatly from county to county. With years ranging from 1972, to 2005 as the starting date for their archives; felonies, misdemeanors, traffic records, traffic misdemeanors, traffic appeals, traffic convictions and known aliases can be listed.

Eviction History

Eviction information can be searched up to seven years prior to the request.

Department of Corrections

The Department of Corrections records felony convictions from 1978 onward. Information such as date of birth and social security number may be included with the report.

Driving History

Driving history can be searched as far back as three years in general, and five years for moving violations and suspensions.