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Residential Lease Agreement


Asked on Sep 13, 2023

Background checks for residential lease agreement?

I am a landlord looking to rent out a residential unit. I understand that the best way to protect myself and my property is to perform background checks on potential tenants. I want to know what is legally required of me in order to do background checks for residential lease agreements. I am also interested in learning what types of background checks are recommended for tenants.

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Landlord Tenant


Answered 73 days ago

Myrna L.

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Background checks of tenants normally include credit checks, employment verification, previous landlord reference checks, and personal references.

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