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Nancy Palmer, Both Buyer and Seller in 91405

How do I do a credit check on a prospective renter?

Asked by Nancy Palmer, 91405 Fri Feb 6, 2009

I need to do a credit check on a potenital renter, and want to know where I go for this service, and what is the cost involved.

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You can have your potential tenant run their own credit report and submit it with their application. Just make sure it does not look altered. Ask them to email you a copy that they can get for free on any of the credit reporting agencies web sites.
There are numerous web sites that you can pay a fee to run a credit check. They will require proof that you own a rental property (tax bills, utility bills, public records, etc) and may require signed permission from the prospective tenant along with their ss#, current address, date of birth and possibly more depending on who you use. This is a company I have used for years…
Good Luck!
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