We do not let our customers pick and choose which report components they run, we provide a comprehensive report containing the information needed to make an informed rental decision.
By providing a comprehensive package instead of a picklist to choose report components we lessen the risk of a discrimination claim so our customers use a consistent, level and uniform screening process for every application.
We know of some individuals being accused of discrimination by selecting certain types of applicants they perform a complete background check upon and others they did a limited search on. If you pick and choose which applicants to process, you absolutely put yourself at risk of being accused of a Fair Housing Act Violation.
For example, some people may only use a credit report to evaluate a tenant's ability to pay if they have a job, but they might ask for a criminal report and eviction if that applicant is on Section-8. This is a dangerous practice and to avoid discrimination acquisitions you need to gather the same information on each and every rental applicant and process each application in the same consistent manner. Professional property owners and managers always get a complete background check on all their perspective rental applicants, and so should you!
We also suggest that you write down your screening policy on your rental applications so everyone is subject to the same process and it is clearly stated. We encourage you to get a TenantTracks Screening report on every applicant over the age of 18 to assure maximum safety for your property and other tenants living on the premises.