It is not at all difficult to go online and find an overwhelming number of different tenant screening companies or tenant credit check services claiming to provide property owners and landlords with a variety of different types of tenant background check reports. It makes no sense to throw your money out on ordering a tenant background check that is not comprehensive. Never order a tenant background check unless you are going to be receiving data that searches for data from every state throughout the USA, and be sure that it includes both civil and criminal court records because you need to be aware of all evictions and judgments as well as criminal history.
You cannot just analyze the criminal background of any individual and legitimately believe you have done a thorough tenant background check. This fact should be obvious, but most companies in the business of offering tenant background checks to landlords are not providing many of the key elements absolutely necessary for a property manager to make appropriate decisions about the financial health and dependability of his or her rental applicant. Very often, a rental applicant that has a history of needing to be forcefully evicted from a property will very often repeat this undesirable behavior in the future. It is not uncommon to find rental applicants who have made a living out of defrauding unsuspecting landlords that utilize very lax tenant screening standards, or quit often neglect ever running a tenant background check. There is no doubt that appearance can be very deceiving as we have heard many stories from unhappy landlords who relied upon their instincts to grant a least to a tenant and realize that they made a huge mistake.