Does Your Tenant Screening Provider Have The Ability To Pull From Sealed Records?
I haven’t seen all of the tenant screening companies, but the ones I have worked with do a good job of helping to weed out potential problem tenants for you, but there is always room for improvement. Many times as part of a negotiation for possession, a landlord offers or agrees to seal an eviction judgement. When a tenant has their record sealed it’s almost impossible for the screening systems to find the information, that is unless you and the landlord belongs to theRRD’s Incident Reporting Database. theRRD’s system is FREE for those real estate professionals with a permissible purpose and can be utilized to help communities find quality tenants.
theRRD’s FREE incident reporting is great for landlords, property managers, property owners and real estate agents. This proprietary system allows for tracking and recording of leasing incidents and violations that occur on the property. With theRRD you can track and view skips, evictions, criminal activity, non-payment of rent, unauthorized tenants (proxy renters and/or illegal sublets) and damages to property.
Incidents are searchable by first or last name, last 4 digits of SSN, driver’s license number, consulate matricula ID, state ID, license plate and birth date. This is a service that provides real time communication between you and other properties to help keep your property at a higher occupancy with better quality tenants.
Due to theRRD being viewed as a credit reporting agency by the federal government, they do not tolerate blacklisting of tenants. No dollar amounts, discriminatory remarks, or anything in violation of the equal opportunity act or fair housing laws are allowed in the database and real estate professionals must have a permissible purpose and be approved to input and search incidences.
We are Fair Credit Reporting Act Compliant and there is a dispute process for anyone who believes that they have been wrongly input into the database, registered members are equipped with an addendum to their lease in their welcome packet, that every new resident will sign. This provides them notification that if a tenant violates any terms of their lease they may be added to our system.
This is a great offering to add to your tenant screening!