THE TAKEAWAY The sex offender search is similar to the criminal search. Results are for convictions only and do not include arrests. A national sex offender database instantly checks all 50 states, saving you time and giving you the assurance that your tenants will be safe. Results may show an offender’s name, date of birth, physical description, address, crime and crime location. So, whether you choose to order an AAOA pre-set package, a la carte reports or a combination of both, you can feel confident that you have the right information to make sure that you are entrusting your investment property to the right tenant. come back marked “no records were found.” Utilizing the applicant’s SSN, the database is searched for eviction filings and judgments for the past seven years. However, only cases that went through the court system will appear on the report. If legal proceedings were not filed and a judgment not rendered, it will not appear in the eviction search results. Ordering a Previous Address Tenant History and a Landlord Verification report in addition to an eviction report will give a much fuller picture of the applicant’s rental background. STATEWIDE OR NATIONWIDE CRIMINAL SEARCH The Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) limits a criminal records search to the past seven years and includes instant records where the individual was convicted. Arrests without conviction are not included. The search covers the Circuit, Municipal, Superior and/or District Courts and includes the most current and past felony and misdemeanor convictions as well as some traffic violations available online. SEX OFFENDER SEARCH
A LANDLORD OR PROPERTY MANAGER WHO DOES NOT VERIFY AN APPLICANT’S IDENTITY IS AN EASY TARGET FOR FRAUD.
NANCY ABRAMS Assistant Editor American Apartment Owners Association (866) 579-2262 email@example.com
Nancy Abrams has enjoyed a long career in real estate marketing throughout Southern California and Las Vegas. She formerly represented 19 Merrill Lynch Realty branch offices, property managers The Roberts Companies, new home developers, including master planned communities Peccole Ranch and The Valencia Company and shopping centers for Sandy Sigel of NewMark Merrill.
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