Whatever the reason for renting, it is vital to know the residential history of the prospective tenant. One of the ways people are working to make ends meet in the current economy is through renting. They may rent rooms in their own homes or on-site apartments. If they cannot sell an existing home, they might rent it out while waiting for the market to recover.
Criminal History of Potential Tenants
While a criminal record should not automatically preclude renting to someone, there are various levels of crime to consider. Of course, if you’re going to be sharing a kitchen with someone, the level of caution needs to be even higher.
A criminal background can also include a propensity for fleecing people or otherwise running out on bills. Also not a good prospect.
Court Records Tell It All
There are many ways to find information and to protect your person and property. It is wise to apply as many as possible.
If the renter has been taken to court, either criminal or civil, there should be a record of it. You will need to know as much of her history as possible in order to cover geographical and historical residences.
There are other types of online searches, such as checking social networking sites to learn about them, and looking for outstanding debts.
This can involve a sizeable time commitment and may still miss some residential issues. It could be well worth your while, for both your financial and personal safety to use an information retrieval system in your residential history search.