Checking backgrounds is an easy way to protect yourself as a landlord. Sadly, we live in a world where criminal activity is more prevalent than we would like to believe. Every day, we read about some new crime being committed and innocent people suffering as a result. People steal and commit violent acts on a regular basis, and they are not always kept in jail. In fact, many of them are walking around free! While most people do not do these things, the ones who do may want to rent from you and may put your “good” renters in danger. As a landlord, you not only have a legal duty to protect your tenants but a moral one, as well.
As a landlord, how can you hope to protect your tenants from criminal activity around them? One way is by ordering a criminal background check on those who apply to rent from you. This does not guarantee that you will never have someone violent or larcenous living on your property; however, it does diminish the chances that you will rent to a known criminal. This can be a great benefit to your tenants and can also help to protect you in a lawsuit if someone is ever robbed or assaulted on your property.
How Does CheckPoint Help With Criminal Background Checks?
When you use CheckPoint’s services, you can elect to have an automatic criminal background check run on every potential renter. This can help you protect your tenants and yourself from accidentally renting to someone who is violent or who may commit theft crimes.
CheckPoint scans several databases instantly to provide you with quick feedback on criminal records. Depending on the type of criminal background check you want, CheckPoint can run national sex offender registry checks, local blotter checks and other types of criminal background checks. We also offer package deals to make multiple types of criminal background checks more affordable for landlords.
A criminal background check from CheckPoint will give you the information you need to make an informed decision about your potential tenants. CheckPoint can also handle credit checks and the adverse decision letter that you must send to those to whom you choose not to rent. When you work with CheckPoint, all of your background check needs are covered simply and quickly, leaving you free to manage your property effectively.