Although you will get an “Instant” criminal report for each applicant submitted, our company believes you need the most information possible to make a decision as serious as you face when you have a vacancy in your property. Because of that, we will also supply a more thorough background investigation with our Investigative Overview report.
Our investigators search live court records for felony and misdemeanor cases covering all available levels of jurisdiction. We search all known aliases and places in the United States your applicant has lived. This search includes city and county courts and goes to the federal court levels if required. Our reports include two types of crime levels; felonies and misdemeanors.
A misdemeanor is a lesser crime usually punishable by a fine or county jail time for up to one year. Common misdemeanor charges include: Simple assault, Shoplifting, DUI, Public Intoxication, Trespass, Petty Theft.
Felonies are the most serious crimes punishable by probation, incarceration, or even death. Common felony charges include: Drug charges, Aggravated Assault, Burglary, Armed robbery, Forgery, Violent Crimes, Sexual Charges and Crimes Against children.
Applicants can have active warrants on traffic or criminal misdemeanors; and felony cases if someone fails to appear in court, fails to pay their fines, or violates any terms set forth by the court. Because of the risk associated with your applicant being jailed, we always recommend not renting to someone with an active warrant.