Category Archives: Tenant Screening

HUD issues fair housing “guidance” on landlord use of criminal background checks

Not good news for Chicago landlords April is fair housing month and to celebrate, the Office of the General Counsel of HUD has released “Guidance on Application of Fair Housing Act Standards to the Use of Criminal Records by Providers … Continue reading

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Is the “Application Fee” in Danger?

Proposed Illinois law to regulate rental application fees Everyone knows the importance of tenant screening.  In order to offset the cost of screening “the right way”, many landlords collect application fees.  Now, Illinois lawmakers are getting ready to regulate these … Continue reading

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Just one simple check of Cook County eviction court records could save landlords money

Simple tip about tenant screening for Cook County Illinois landlords can save building owner’s money picking prospective renter

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Look deeper when conducting tenant screening

Richard Magnone’s update on his article about the art of tenant screening for landlords

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Quick and simple tenant screening tip for Illinois landlords

tips and tricks for Illinois lessors & landlords when screening tenants with rental property

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A quick note on keeping your head

Landlords can jump at a check too quickly before doing a proper tenant screening and background check

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Rentals on the rise in Chicago?

Landlords need to screen tenants coming into the market from foreclosures

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