Below is a list of the most common customer questions. If you can’t find an answer to your question,
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What happens if you lie on your rental application?
If you lie on an application, more than likely the truth will be found out before the lease is signed. Landlords give the applications to potential renters for the sole purpose of following up on them. Lies about previous rentals, addresses and backgrounds will be found out. Criminal history will also be uncovered.
Can you lie rental history?
And yes - evictions go on your records. As a landlord, catching tenants lying about their rental history is relatively easy. There are many details to keep track of and with some active questioning and checking, it is almost impossible to lie your way through me.
How does a landlord verify income?
You can verify income manually by requesting documents that show proof of income through a tenant screening company or through a property management service. However you choose to verify income, tenants should be able to prove that they make at least three times the current monthly rent.
How does rental verification work?
A rental verification helps landlords and property managers to verify the rental history of their applicant. This is done through a background check combined with a phone call verification. Most background checks will provide rental history but that data can be flawed at times due to database errors.
Can I lie about rental history?
Calling your rental applicant's previous landlords for a reference is standard practice in tenant screening. Regardless of the reason, lying on a rental application is a major tenant screening red flag. If you discover your applicant has lied about a rental reference, you can (and should) deny them housing.
Does a background check show rental history?
A renter background check provides a comprehensive look at the applicant, including everything from rental history to criminal history. If you do not perform a background check on tenants, you are putting the safety and security of your rental property, and any other tenants who share that property, at risk.
How can I hide my bad rental history?
Guides for Landlords and Renters.
#1 - Pull Rental History Report.
#2 - Pull Credit Report.
#3 - Examine Renter Profile.
#4 - Identify Negative Aspects.
#5 - Expunge Old Evictions.
#6 - Check 7/10 Year Rule.
How do apartments verify employment?
Employment Verification Landlords commonly use one of three methods to verify employment. One way is to ask for an official letter from the employer verifying the applicant's monthly or yearly salary, as well as a summary of basic information regarding his work history.
How do landlords verify employment?
While some landlords check for employment or income very informallysuch as by simply asking where you work and what you doothers may ask for written proof of your employment and/or income. If you have an employer (you are not self-employed), a landlord may ask to see a few months' worth of pay stubs.
How do I fake a rental application?
Pretend to be looking for an apartment. Call the number that is listed on the application and when someone answers, say you are wondering if they have any available rental properties at this time.
Listen to the Responses.
Check Social Media.
Check Tax Records.
How do I verify a tenants income?
Ask applicants on the initial phone call if they meet your income requirements.
Have interested candidates complete a rental application.
Ask the applicant to supply proof of income through pay stubs, bank records, or tax returns.
Contact the employer directly and verify the income stated in the rental application.
How do I verify a self employed tenant?
Bank Statements: Self-employed tenants will not have an actual paystub, so the best thing you can do is request copies of their bank statements to verify they have actual income coming in.
File Form 4506 With the IRS:
File Form 4506-T Instead.
How do you call to verify employment?
Greet the contact person when he gets on the line. Ask him to verify the former employee's job title, duties, attendance and ending salary. Finish your phone conversation by asking the supervisor for his overall opinion of the worker. Ask if he would rehire the person if given the opportunity.
Is it against the law to verify employment?
There are no official laws that require employers to verify employment on former employees. However, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission stipulates that it's illegal to refuse to provide information based on race, sex, color and other non-job-related factors.
What happens if an employer Cannot verify employment?
If you suspect the background check has been unable to verify dates of employment for a certain employer, contact the background check company and ask what you can do to facilitate the process. They may ask for additional information, ask you to contact the employer directly, or request copies of your W-2s.