Looking for a good background check website.

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George Davidson
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Looking for a good background check website.

Postby George Davidson » Sat, May 30 2009, 10:38AM

I rent out three apartments, and I'm looking to do background checks for possible tenants. We have been stung in the past by not so good people. Can anyone recommend a good website that will give personal and criminal checks? My wife has looked on internet and there are so many of them, that she can't find one that give us what we are looking for.
Thanks for your help. :D

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Re: Looking for a good background check website.

Postby DanEpps » Sat, May 30 2009, 12:03PM

I would check with the local police department. They may offer background checks or at least be able to point yopu in the right direction locally.

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Re: Looking for a good background check website.

Postby George Davidson » Sat, May 30 2009, 12:09PM

Hi
Police can just do the town ship there in. :(

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Re: Looking for a good background check website.

Postby John J. Desmond » Fri, Jun 05 2009, 9:02PM

George,

I have a friend in Missouri who has a rental and he checks background also. He uses a website called 'Missouri Courts' which gives a state wide search on a person. Everything reported in a court setting will be on it. You may go to 'Pennsylvania Courts' and see what is available to you there. I have done this it seems that you can find everything from personal to criminal checks. There may be a fee for the information but I think if it saves you losing rent money, or worst, having to remodel your property, it may be worth it. Hope this helps. :D

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Re: Looking for a good background check website.

Postby Nick M Singer » Sat, Jun 06 2009, 12:47AM

Dont you have credit bureau in your part of the world? If not, you could do some background checks yourself, ask for bank details and a few creditors and get a performance history. A pain in the rear but will probably save a lot of anguish later. We also try get all monthly payments upfront in PD cheques.


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