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REPORT TITLE INSPECTION REQUIRED? COST TO EVERYONE
Credit Report YES $ 8.64
Nationwide Eviction Report NO $ 16.64
Nationwide Criminal Report NO $ 16.64
Statewide Eviction Report NO $ 8.64
Statewide Criminal Report NO $ 8.64
Landlord Verification NO $ 16.64
Employment Verification NO $ 16.64
Previous Address History NO $ 4.65
Social Security Fraud Verification NO $ 4.65
Telecheck Check Verification NO $ 2.64
Skip Trace Report NO $ 13.99

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Tampa OKs $450 fines for landlords with rowdy party houses

TAMPA — The party’s over in the neighborhoods surrounding the city’s universities.  At least that’s what homeowners are hoping for now that the Tampa City Council on Thursday gave final approval to an ordinance that could slap landlords of rowdy student tenants with a $450 fine.

The council was driven to act by complaints by residents including Gary Smith, an Ola Avenue man who described a house across the street from his own as a “frat house.”  “I have gone to the city, to the legal department, to the zoning department, to the planning department, to the police department, to every department I could find to shut down this frat house with no luck,” Smith told the council.  He said 400 youngsters showed up to a recent party that ran to 4 a.m  Read More

What's Behind The Changes Fair Housing Law?

The Fair Housing Act prohibits discrimination in the sale, rental, or financing of dwellings on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, disability, familial status or national origin.

On April 4, 2016 HUD’s Office of General Counsel issued new guidance with warnings about the use of criminal history when considering a new rental applicant.   Specifically, the new guidance addresses the chance of discrimination by a landlord in which a landlord justifies an adverse housing action – such as a refusal to rent or renew a lease – based on an individual’s criminal history

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Update - Changes To Fair Housing Laws

After careful review of the new guidance from HUD which warns about the use of criminal history when considering a new rental applicant, we offer the following suggestions:

Update Your Company Policy

  • HUD did not warn landlords to never consider criminal history.  Thus you should obtain a National Criminal History report for EVERY person who completes a Rental Application or obtain them for NO ONE.  It is clearly discrimination to order reports for some applicants but not all.

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New Fair Housing Rule

How you may and may NOT consider the criminal history of a rental applicant

On April 4, 2016 HUD’s Office of General Counsel issued new guidance with warnings about the use of criminal history when considering a new rental applicant.   Specifically, the new guidance addresses the chance of discrimination by a landlord in which a landlord justifies an adverse housing action – such as a refusal to rent or renew a lease – based on an individual’s criminal history

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Why Would You Give The Keys To Just Anyone?

Veteran real estate investors know you make money when you buy the property.  The meaning, of course, is if you pay too much for the property, or your due diligence is sloppy, it's going to cost you.  Successful landlords know you make money in the rental business when you select your tenant. 

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Why Use a Telephone Script?

There are lots of telephone scripts like this one. Try several before you decide on the one that is right for you.  But use a script!  See Avoid Fair Housing Complaints for one very good reason.

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