Angry Tenant Kills Four People in Seoul apartment building

Oct 21, 2008 - 9:46 am  |  By Comments Off on Angry Tenant Kills Four People in Seoul apartment building

It wasn’t a good day to be a tenant or a landlord in Seoul, Korea.  A jobless man set fire to his apartment on the third floor of a five story studio apartment building.  The blaze damaged the building, injured seven people people and killed four.  The angry tenant apparently attacked fleeing tenants as they […]

Background Checks on Tenants in Texas

Oct 4, 2008 - 10:17 am  |  By Comments Off on Background Checks on Tenants in Texas

Increasingly, cities across the United States are considering new laws to govern apartment complexes, including new regulations mandating criminal background checks on tenants.  Irving City, Texas is the next big city who’s city council is considering a sweeping proposal of reform. Landlords also would be required to conduct criminal background checks on all new tenants […]

Tenant Screening Program helps Bite Crime

Sep 19, 2008 - 11:32 am  |  By Comments Off on Tenant Screening Program helps Bite Crime

Sometimes landlords and property managers can take a bite out of crime when they run criminal background checks on their prospective tenants.  In addition to running tenant credit reports for financial history, landlords are now running criminal records searches to make sure their tenants don’t have a history of violance or are currently out on […]

Criminal Background Checks are part of Tenant Screening

Sep 10, 2008 - 10:22 am  |  By Comments Off on Criminal Background Checks are part of Tenant Screening

Owners and property managers of large low-income properties are facing increasing pressure to regulate and improve the safety of their complexes.  With the advent of the 24 hour news cycle and the availability of the Internet, the crime and safety levels are increasingly transparent in most residential communities, as bad news is publicized all the […]

Screening Tenants for Criminal Activity

Aug 15, 2008 - 1:41 pm  |  By Comments Off on Screening Tenants for Criminal Activity

The importance of maintaining a safe living environment for your tenants cannot be stressed enough, specifically with regard to criminal activity.  According to Amerilawyer.com, “A landlord can be sued for failing to take at least minimal steps to alleviate the risk posed by a violent tenant, a Court has ruled.” The court action’s purpose was […]

Does Crime-Free Certificate mean Diet Crime?

Aug 6, 2008 - 4:13 pm  |  By Comments Off on Does Crime-Free Certificate mean Diet Crime?

We certainly hope the best for Fairfield anti-crime program with property managers in mind.  The Police have established a three phase problem to certify housing complexes with the “Crime-Free” distinction.   According the new article/press release, “The certification program was developed to reduce crime, clean up rental properties and increase property values” The program sounds like […]

Criminal Tenants to face eviction in New Jersey

Jun 19, 2008 - 10:01 am  |  By Comments Off on Criminal Tenants to face eviction in New Jersey

Problem tenants who commit crimes may have a tough time holding onto their apartments if a new inititive is passed Millville, New Jersey. The City Commission is exploring a new program which will allow landlords to work with the police and speed up evictions for crimes that occurr on their property. Under the program, police […]

Check your potential tenants criminal record

Jun 10, 2008 - 1:47 pm  |  By 1 Comment »

Make sure you check out your potential tenant’s criminal history before you offer them the apartment or your home.  An instant criminal database search is a fast way to protect yourself and other tenants  by finding out your renter’s criminal history.   You can go further and conduct hand pulled criminal record searches in the county courthouses […]

Tips for Reluctant Landlords: Check the background of all Applicants

May 5, 2008 - 7:25 pm  |  By Comments Off on Tips for Reluctant Landlords: Check the background of all Applicants

Reluctant to sell your home or residential real estate property? Consider becoming a landlord and renting it out.   First time landlords need alot of help.   One of the best ways to prevent future problems with tenants is to conduct a background check on all prospective tenants or applicants.  Landlords should run a credit check to […]

New ordinance requires Stewartville landlords to run background checks

Apr 20, 2008 - 5:04 pm  |  By Comments Off on New ordinance requires Stewartville landlords to run background checks

Should background checks be required for all prospective tenants? Post-Bulletin reports that Stewartville, MN city council has passed an “ordinance requiring all landlords to conduct background checks on prospective renters”  The impetus for the ordinance appears to be that a neighboring city Rochester, recently passed the same ordinance.  Apparently, the citizens of Stewartville believe that […]

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