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The United States has over 1 million residents in rental housing, which is 35% of the total US population. In Virginia, over 12% of the state’s population is in apartment housing. TenantReports.com can help Virginia landlords with tenant screening to make the application and rental process faster and easier than ever.
Virginia tenant screening records contain data from as early as 1979, depending on courts searched and the type of offense registered. Information obtained through screening cannot be used to alter a current rental agreement, unless the tenant is shown to have breached said agreement.
Visit the state tenant screening law website
Fairfax County reports felonies, misdemeanors, and traffic records since 1979, the rest of the state generally keeps criminal, traffic, and civil court data from 1993 onward.
Department of Corrections
The Department of Corrections records felony and misdemeanor convictions from 1990 onward. Information such as date of birth and social security number may be included with the report.
Eviction information can be searched up to seven years prior to the request.
Driving history can be searched as far back as five to seven years in the state of Virginia. Moving violations are recorded for three to five years, while reckless driving and DWI are reported for eleven.