Did you know... August 14, 2017

The Fair Tenant Screening Act

The Fair Tenant Screening Act prohibits landlords from charging an applicant for screening without first posting or notifying the applicant in writing of the criteria that will be used to screen applicants?  This must include:

  • 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.

Landlords must get a signature from the applicant showing that they have seen the criteria that will be used to determine the outcome of the application.

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