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Why Is A Tenant Criminal Background Check Important For Housing Providers?

Many Housing Providers require their applicants to undergo a criminal Background Check as a condition of tenancy. One of the most important reasons is to help ensure the safety of both the Landlord and the other Tenants in the building.

A criminal Background Check can verify that potential Tenants have not been convicted of any crimes that would make them ineligible for tenancy. It can also help avoid renting to applicants who might be more likely to cause damage to the property or disturb other Tenants. By conducting a criminal Background Check, Landlords can help to screen out potential Tenants who may pose a risk to the safety of others.

What Is A Rental Background Check?

Background Checks provide Landlords and Property Managers with valuable information that can help them make informed decisions about who to rent to, and ultimately keep their properties safe and protect their investment.

A thorough report can help to identify any past criminal activity or history of violence, which can be a major red flag for Landlords. Additionally, Background Checks can also help to verify rental history and employment status, which can give Housing Providers peace of mind that they are renting to a responsible and reliable individual.

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How To Choose The Best Landlord Background Check Service?

A rental Background Check is a screening process that Landlords and Property Managers use to evaluate applicants. It often includes information such as a Tenant’s past employment, rental history, and criminal background. The goal of a rental Background Check is to help Housing Providers identify Tenants who may be high risk or likely to cause problems during their tenancy.

Landlords should look for a service that is affordable, instant, and gives them an easy to read report. Other considerations include the number of databases searched as well as the number of countries the report covers.

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Candice R <br> <span style="font-size: 18px; line-height:15px; font-weight:300;">April 20th, 2022 </span>
Candice R
April 20th, 2022
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I'm asking my landlord to sign up for this currently!! I've been paying on time and in full for 3 years, I'd love it to go towards my credit score.
Susan H<br> <span style="font-size: 18px; line-height:15px; font-weight:300;">February 1st, 2023</span>
Susan H
February 1st, 2023
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It's a good concept. Good tenants get a boosted credit score and the bad ones get a bad score. Totally fair. Best part of all is it gives other landlords a head's up.
Bruce A<br> <span style="font-size: 18px; line-height:15px; font-weight:300;">September 22nd, 2022 </span>
Bruce A
September 22nd, 2022
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Your services are admirable. FrontLobby provides a great service to any that might be lacking a credit record, and I would not hesitate to refer anyone to FrontLobby.
Erena B<br> <span style="font-size: 18px; line-height:15px; font-weight:300;">March 7th, 2023</span>
Erena B
March 7th, 2023
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Your agency is doing a great job creating and maintaining and growing such a system, it is really innovative and needed.
Jason R <br> <span style="font-size: 18px; line-height:15px; font-weight:300;">May 23rd, 2021 </span>
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May 23rd, 2021
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This will allow our great customers to build their credit score faster by paying rent in a timely manner during their tenancy. #propertymanagement #mb #realestate #bdnmb #multifamily
Kim C <br> <span style="font-size: 18px; line-height:15px; font-weight:300;">June 2nd, 2020 </span>
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June 2nd, 2020
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East Vista Management has recently implemented the services of FrontLobby to help tenants build their Tenant Record and the feedback has been incredible! #tenantrelations #creditrating
Sarah V<br> <span style="font-size: 18px; line-height:15px; font-weight:300;">November 19th, 2021 </span>
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November 19th, 2021
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This is the best way to reward great tenants who pay their rent on time. This system is easy to use and is very effective at deterring non paying tenants.
Dainard Homes<br> <span style="font-size: 18px; line-height:15px; font-weight:300;">May 11th, 2021 </span>
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May 11th, 2021
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It has worked wonderfully for us, and our current tenants are excited to have their credit scores improving …. Former tenants paid their overdue amounts expeditiously ….
Tao Z<br> <span style="font-size: 18px; line-height:15px; font-weight:300;">August 20th, 2022 </span>
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I was delighted that you guys have brought such a positive change to this industry to allow landlords and tenants to work together to build their great credit and future, while landlords feel much more secure.
Cory J<br> <span style="font-size: 18px; line-height:15px; font-weight:300;">June 6th, 2022 </span>
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I've purchased a home and no longer rent.
Emilie D<br> <span style="font-size: 18px; line-height:15px; font-weight:300;">April 28th, 2023</span>
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April 28th, 2023
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I used Front Lobby to register my tenant lease. Those who paid on time have really appreciate the positive impact of their credit. One tenant who owed me over $30k recently paid their debt as they were well aware that their credit was being negatively affected.
Jeffery L<br> <span style="font-size: 18px; line-height:15px; font-weight:300;">November 20th, 2021 </span>
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November 20th, 2021
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It totally works. A previous tenant paid the owing rent even though they have moved our as it is reported on their credit bureau.
Hayley L<br> <span style="font-size: 18px; line-height:15px; font-weight:300;">January 31st, 2023</span>
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January 31st, 2023
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Encourages tenants to pay on time since they're getting a reminder from a legitimate source besides myself.
Wyatt B<br> <span style="font-size: 18px; line-height:15px; font-weight:300;">March 2nd, 2020 </span>
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I am using this service and my tenants are all fans of having their rent reported to help build their credit. I haven't had any delinquent payments, but it certainly is an incentive for tenants to pay their rent.
Alex C<br> <span style="font-size: 18px; line-height:15px; font-weight:300;">May 25th, 2021 </span>
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Thanks, it's already starting to work. The tenant reached out after disappearing for months.
Megan M<br> <span style="font-size: 18px; line-height:15px; font-weight:300;">June 4th, 2023</span>
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FrontLobby helps you track payments, credit as well as debts. It is set up automatically and is efficient.
Yoan<br> <span style="font-size: 18px; line-height:15px; font-weight:300;">June 2nd, 2021 </span>
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I have subscribed to your service. I have seen an increase in my credit report the first months.
Lenka C<br> <span style="font-size: 18px; line-height:15px; font-weight:300;">May 15th, 2023</span>
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May 15th, 2023
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We love the easy of use and the rent reporting is a great tool!
Sean M<br> <span style="font-size: 18px; line-height:15px; font-weight:300;">March 6th, 2021 </span>
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March 6th, 2021
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I use it and love it. Since I added it to my tenants lease, they haven't been late once. Prior to this, they were late every month by roughly a week. God send!
Jagdeep G<br> <span style="font-size: 18px; line-height:15px; font-weight:300;">December 7th, 2022</span>
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I’m glad I signed up for FrontLobby as it made conducting background checks simple and automatic monthly rent reminders minimize rent payment issues.
Marina V<br> <span style="font-size: 18px; line-height:15px; font-weight:300;">June 8th, 2023</span>
Marina V
June 8th, 2023
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Friendly system to use and helpful for screening potential tenants.
Nikhil A<br> <span style="font-size: 18px; line-height:15px; font-weight:300;">October 29th, 2022</span>
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I have built up a decent credit file by now that has enabled me to access all the credit I need. Thank you for your co-operation!
Bonnie W<br> <span style="font-size: 18px; line-height:15px; font-weight:300;">January 31st, 2022</span>
Bonnie W
January 31st, 2022
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Intuitive platform for reporting lease payments (late as well as on time) plus easy to use tenant screening. This one package replaces two other subscriptions.
Cheng-chung Y<br> <span style="font-size: 18px; line-height:15px; font-weight:300;">June 19th, 2023</span>
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Good tool for tenancy screening and rental management.
Douglas M<br> <span style="font-size: 18px; line-height:15px; font-weight:300;">September 9th, 2022</span>
Douglas M
September 9th, 2022
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One stop shop for screening and maintaining tenant financial responsibility.
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Just begun looking into FRONTLOBBY. Have done my research on many other competitors. This company looks to be the best that I have found.

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We provide Canada’s first affordable Tenant screening that is delivered in under 5 minutes with all the information you need and none of the gimmicks.

Our Credit Checks for Landlords are a long-form Equifax credit report that include score. They also include all the other information you need to choose the right Tenant for your vacancy, you will find current and former addresses, employment confirmation, credit history (tradelines), credit balances, collections, bankruptcies, inquires, aliases and Tenant Records.

Our Background Checks provide you public information from over 110k databases in 240+ countries. Background checks give you information on the applicant’s employment, historical addresses, education, criminal records, court decision, public press releases and more.

FrontLobby’s background screening puts the best available data into your hands quickly, at an affordable price, which allows you to select the best tenants and protect your investment.

To perform a Background Check you will need the applicant’s full legal name, date of birth, and current address. If the applicant has lived at their current address for less than 6 months, their previous address should be used. A SIN/SSN number should be added when available, but please note a consumer is not legally required to provide their SIN/SSN on their Tenant application. Please enter as much information as possible and double check that everything is typed correctly, as the more information you can provide, the higher the probability that data will be found on the applicant.

A good Background Check searches over 110k databases in 240+ countries to provide critical information on an applicant. Background checks give you information on the applicant’s employment, historical addresses, education, criminal records, court decision, public press releases and more.

Credit Checks focus more on financial health and provide data on the applicant from the credit bureaus. When purchasing a Credit Check through FrontLobby, you will receive a long-form report that includes credit score, current and former addresses, employment confirmation, credit history (tradelines), credit balances, collections, bankruptcies, and inquiries.

Yes, it’s perfectly legal for housing providers to perform Background Checks and Credit Checks on prospective tenants. However, housing providers can only perform rental Background and Credit Checks with an applicant’s consent. Housing providers should be up-front with their requests to perform tenant screening and obtain written consent.

It is free and quick to create a FrontLobby account. FrontLobby provides an internal Recordkeeping platform with tools to report rental payments to Credit Bureaus, pull Credit Checks and recover debts. 

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