Criminal background checks and whether you have reviewed lately how you use them in tenant screening is the Grace Hill tip of the week. By Ellen Clark A federal lawsuit in New York is challenging a landlord’s blanket ban on leasing to people with criminal backgrounds. The federal government has advised landlords against such bans, saying they could […]
If You Cannot Do Criminal Background Checks On Tenants, What Can You Do?
If a local city council bars criminal background checks, such as Seattle did recently, what can a landlord or property manager still do to protect themselves? ARPOLA spoke to one of the top experts in the country on criminal background checks, David Pickron, to find out. 3 Actions A Landlord Can Start With Without Using […]
Seattle Bars Landlords From Using Criminal Records To Screen Tenants
The Seattle City Council has passed an ordinance 8-0 to bar landlords from using criminal records to screen tenants based on past arrests or criminal convictions, with the exception of sex offenders, according to a release. “The Fair Chance Housing ordinance would prevent landlords from screening applicants based on criminal convictions; arrests that did not […]