Tenant screening skills are more important than ever now that we have an eviction moratorium. 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.
This part of the presentation will be given by Jeremy Durrin of Background Examine. 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 Background Examine which is based in Massachusetts. 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.
Wednesday, May 20nd
- 12:00pm Webinar Begins
- 1:00pm Webinar Ends (this webinar may run late to 1:15)
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