A comprehensive tenant screening report should include data from county-level criminal records, which provide information on criminal misdemeanors, felonies, and related activities, if any, committed by rental applicants.
Compared to a state-wide criminal search, a county criminal search provides more detailed information on the nature of the applicants’ felonies and misdemeanors considering that almost all of the crimes committed in the United States are tried in county courts. This allows a landlord or property manager to properly assess the case and make a well-informed decision whether to accept or decline the applicant.
This part of the tenant background check will look into the more than 3,100 county criminal court records across the U.S. by accessing court records available online and, if necessary, conducting in-person research through a massive network of court research professionals.
Although a country criminal search is generally performed within the jurisdiction where the applicant has resided, the wider statewide database search can be conducted to determine other local counties where the applicant may have committed criminal misdemeanors or felonies. This ensures an accurate and comprehensive tenant background screening report.
You can count on SimpliVerified to deliver a timely county criminal search and related background screening reports on potential tenants for landlords and property managers. Our PBSA-accredited company is on top of the latest compliance requirements when it comes to background check regulations.