Uncategorized August 20, 2012

New Application Standards

Landlords may not charge an applicant more than the actual cost of a background check? As of June 7, 2012, state law requires that landlords provide written notice of the following:

•What type of information will be accessed to conduct the tenant screening;
•What criteria may result in denial of the application; and
•If a consumer report is used, the name and address of the screening company and the applicant’s right to get a free copy of the report in the event of denial or other adverse action and to dispute the accuracy of information in the report.