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Subject: Texas - Background Checks on Tenants
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BeverlyC
(Texas)

Posts:5


11/08/2017 10:08 AM  
We have been told my our new management company that we can no longer require background checks on tenants. Due to a change in the hud/housing laws. Is there anyone who can give us more information on this? Do we now have to allow all felons?
JanetB2
(Colorado)

Posts:3642


11/08/2017 10:45 AM  
My understanding is you can still screen, but need to be more careful on reason if deny. Here is a link I found which discusses at bottom how to be more careful: https://www.buildium.com/blog/screening-tenants-just-got-complicated-heres-need-know/

MelissaP1
(Alabama)

Posts:6788


11/08/2017 3:50 PM  
Duplicate post. The HOA is a third party to the owner/tenant contract. Don't believe it's the HOA's business to screen tenants. Especially any kind of financial screening. That's the owner's responsibility.

As for criminal screening, it's not that much more effective. When I had to do it at an apartment years ago, it ONLY applied to the county the apartment was in. I could have committed a crime any and every other county in this state and still come out "clean". The scope of a criminal check is very limited. Besides convicted sexual predators have to send out notices and it's on a website.

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LetA
(Nevada)

Posts:307


11/08/2017 8:01 PM  
I can confirm that a weekly rental place here in vegas requires a LVMPD "SCOPE" report on the principal renter before they rent a room to the individual.
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