Virtual Meeting Thursday November 12: Tenant Screening Overview, Rental Applications

Tenant screening skills are more important than ever in this climate. If you cannot screen adequately, you may be better off leaving your units vacant. We will discuss increasing pass/fail thresholds on written applicant qualifiers, and using such qualifiers before you list a unit to evaluate whether to list at all. We will then explain how to check credit, criminal, and eviction history. Which sources can we check? What do the reports mean? This segment will review all of these factors, as well as give a comprehensive look at discrimination protections. We'll show you how to protect your assets while also giving equal housing opportunity to all. Under fair housing in particular, we will cover age discrimination and emotional support animals. Attendees will learn when you can take a photo ID and how to verify requests for reasonable accommodation.
Jeremy Durrin of Background Examine
Jeremy Durrin of Background Examine
tenant screening overview
Tenant screening includes looking at information renters provide as well as third party data sources
This presentation will be given by Jeremy Durrin. Jeremy is the president of Background Examine, a Massachusetts employment and tenant screening company. Jeremy lives in the local Western MA community based in Westhampton MA. He has been in the background screening industry over the past 10 years working for a national company and is now the President of his own firm. Jeremy started the company 3 years ago to offer a more clear service option for company's in MA and all around the country wanting to run compliant background checks on tenants and prospective employees.  

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Open to attendees statewide

This event is regionally branded in keeping with a local tradition. This region used to meet in-person on this day at this time. You are welcome to participate in this virtual meeting no matter where you are in the state.  

Thursday, November 12th

Virtual Meeting Agenda

  • 5:00pm Sign-in and virtual networking: you can chit chat with others as people log in
  • 5:40pm MassLandlords Business Update and Member Minutes
    • Member Minutes - Any member can have the mic for 60 seconds (introduce yourself, ask a question, share words of wisdom, etc.)
  • 6:00pm Tenant Screening Overview
  • 7:00pm Virtual meeting ends

Participation is Easy

As a result of the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic, our events have been replaced by webinars or virtual meetings held during the traditional event time for each former location:
  • Virtual meetings include optional audience participation via video, phone, and screenshare and are not recorded.
  • Webinars have limited participation options (typed questions only) and are recorded.
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Virtual Meeting Details (hosted by Zoom)

We will share our video, audio, and computer screen and slides.
  • Optional: You can share your video with everyone, talk to everyone, and type chat with everyone. Video sharing is not required. Talking is not required.
Password will be emailed and viewable online.

Topic: Tenant Screening Virtual Meeting Thursday Nov 12, 2020 Time: Nov 12, 2020 05:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Open to the public. Membership is not required!
  • Contemporaneous participation:
    • Public: $10
    • Members: $7
    • Premium Members: No charge and no need to register. Click here for meeting details and password.
This event will not be recorded. Slides and handouts, if any, will be posted at Tenant Screening page.

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