A background check for an apartment can include a national criminal background check, credit report, eviction history, and employment history.
Specific landlords or property managers may choose to run one or all of these screenings and applicants will need to give signed consent to have a background check performed.
Do apartment complexes do background checks?
Most apartments run some type of background check. They want to make a sound decision on tenants for the safety and security of the complex and its residents. A credit check is usually the most important part of an apartment background check.
What do landlords look for in a background check?
A landlord running a background check is fundamentally trying to see if you’re able to afford the apartment and won’t otherwise be a liability to have on the premises. One of the most common elements of a background check is a credit check, and landlords may also check out your rental and employment history.
How far back do apartment background checks go in Oregon?
Actually, it depends on the state you reside in. Texas, for example, has made it a law that background checks can only go back up to 10 years. There’s a 7 or 10 year option for employers, landlords, credit companies, etc. to check which option they want in the state background check.
Can I rent an apartment with a felony?
Property management groups are very stringent regarding felons. Most of them will not consider renting an apartment to a felon under most circumstances. You can always apply but chances are you will never here back from them once they run your background check.