landlordprotectionservice.com. $35 fee is charged to tenants, it takes a couple of days but you get credit report, reference check. Tenants apply online. There is a fee to landlord ($100) I think which covers all tenants for one property. I use them for my tenants and was given recommendation by a property manager as this is service they use.
Great Question to ask. I just had a ver mserious incident happen while showing property to a single man. Turns out his intentions were never to buy a home but to committ a felony crime. This was only a week ago. I'm happy to say he is in jail on a 1,185,000.oo bail hold. He has serious charges he facing for what he did. Had I thought of looking into a website where I could check a persons background, credit history, criminal profile I would have been doing so with every client. After doing research I found a fantastic website it is Recordsarea.com the charge is only a one time fee of $35.00 for 5 years. I was able to gather this mans past and present criminal offenses, that he was on parole, where he lives and a satilite view of the home. Please be careful all of you Women and men to who think we will never be in a situation where we feel unsafe and or are attacked. The better we prepare ourselves and keep aware the more likely we are to be a wise and safe agent.
If you would like to contact me that would be great. I'm implementing a system in our office so we can avoid such situations for all our agents.
Keller Williams Realty Palmdale CA
Typically it is best to run a credit check on your potential renter. No way to run a criminal check that I am aware. You can always google the person, or is you know someone at your police department.
There are sites but all have a fee. here is one I found.
All you need is a name. This site also links you to other sites where you can do reverse look ups with a phone number or address. I'm finding out there are many ways to get information you need and want on a person. Something good has come about out of all of this and that is most of the women in my office are really rethinking what their safety means and how to avoid any dangerous encounters!