Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties, The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730 (Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070)

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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

We dig into their background but we are not allowed to dismiss them for having a record, it must be something that effect their ability to rent.

Dec 20, 2019 10:22 PM
Dipti Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
On a team with Praful Thakkar

Praful does that, too.

Jul 26, 2018 10:18 PM
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

I would.

Jun 15, 2018 05:25 AM
Ivan Warman
Verify Tenant - Dania Beach, FL

Running a background check is always smart has several packages and instant results


Nov 15, 2017 12:03 AM
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

That would be left to the landlord and their property manager

Jul 21, 2017 05:44 AM
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

This is something I will be checking into and would like to see happen. Not doing it is actually scarier than doing it.

Mar 19, 2015 11:37 AM
Eve Alexander
Buyers Broker of Florida - Tampa, FL
Exclusively Representing ONLY Tampa Home Buyers

Yes, always a credit and criminal check.

I have a client with rental properties where she also requires a vet clearance that the pet is spayed, or neutered, and up to date on shots and has been vet  checked recently.  Her rental renewals also require a vet check. 

I love that! Plan to impliment that...

Mar 18, 2015 02:44 AM
Stephen Foster
San Antonio, TX


Mar 17, 2015 02:06 PM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate Services

Debbie, While I am not currently managing rental properties, if I did I would absolutely get a criminal background check!

Mar 17, 2015 01:40 AM
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

In the past i did not, but sure should. I dont think you could for all properties though, We rent from upscale luxury units to downtown studio apartments, 

Mar 17, 2015 12:03 AM
Jerry Lucas
ABC Legal Docs LLC - Colorado Springs, CO
Notary Training, Consulting. Colorado Springs, CO

If you are not doing a criminal background check, be prepared to be sued for negligent screening if the tenant has a history of violence and attacks someone.  In court, you will be portrayed as a greedy landlord who only cares about money, not safety.

Mar 16, 2015 11:51 PM
Bruce Walter
Keller Williams Realty Lafayette/West Lafayette, Indiana - West Lafayette, IN

Debbie, one of my investors does both and on top of that he charges $25 for all would be applicants to fill out the three page questionnaire/application form.  It works great for him as he only has serious candidates and he is always at full occupancy.

Mar 16, 2015 11:12 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Debbie, I don't handle rental properties, but I have investor clients who buy them. I always recommend they do credit checks and criminal background checks. You just can't be too careful these days.

Mar 16, 2015 08:55 PM
Sham Reddy CRS
Howard Hanna RE Services, Dayton, OH - Dayton, OH

I strongly suggest you do that, but make sure if you do it for one, then you got to do it for all on any one single property to comply with fair housing regulations

Mar 16, 2015 08:36 PM
Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Condo and Home Specialists

We don't personally do them, but the communities we rent at usually does both and the potential renter pays for it...

Mar 16, 2015 07:59 PM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

My management company for my rentals does both Debbie!

Mar 16, 2015 03:20 PM
Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN

I don't work with rentals, but with the Meth problem growing, I would reccommend it.  I have seen too many nice properties have to be torn down, causing the owner to lose his investment.

Mar 16, 2015 02:29 PM
Evelyn Johnston
Friends & Neighbors Real Estate - Elkhart, IN
The People You Know, Like and Trust!

Is it legal to require a criminal background check? I don't know that answer.

Mar 16, 2015 01:33 PM
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Debbie Reynolds I do few rentals if needed. I have never done a criminal background check - but I feel it is a great idea.

Mar 16, 2015 01:23 PM
Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

I don't manage properties, but our company does have a management division. They manage over 70 rentals. Doing a criminal background check isn't something CLC does. 

Mar 16, 2015 01:06 PM
Sandra Cannon
Urban Provision, REALTORS® - Houston, TX
Tech Savvy, Paperless REALTOR, ABR & CRS

Definitely!  My application processing includes verification of employment/income, rental history, credit check, name/SS check and criminal background check.

Mar 16, 2015 12:39 PM
Les & Sarah Oswald
Realty One Group - Eastvale, CA
Broker, Realtor and Investor

YES...most definitely background check along with credit report. I believe we owe a full fiduciary duty to the landlord, especially if you are going to be managing the property for them.

Mar 16, 2015 12:24 PM