Consent to Background Check

Consent to Background Check

Obtain consent to perform a background check on prospective tenants with this easy-to-use form.  You'll get plain-English instructions on your responsibilities when an applicant requests further information, and what to do to avoid legal troubles should you decide to deny an application based on the contents of the report.

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I, , authorize  to perform a criminal background check on me or to hire a tenant-screening firm to investigate my background. These actions may result in a report on my character, reputation, personal characteristics, and criminal history and will involve searching any state's sex offender ("Megan's Law") database for my name.

I agree to hold  harmless if the results of this search include incorrect information that , in the exercise of ordinary caution, would not know is incorrect.

I understand that  will provide more information about the nature and scope of the report if I request it.

 

 

Signature: ________________________________________



Date: ____________________________________________

 

 

Reauthorization:

Applicant Signature: ________________________________
Date: ____________________________________________

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Price: $34.99

Obtain consent to screen a potential tenant by performing a background check

When you rent out a unit in your rental property, you want to make sure you select the right applicant. However, if you want to vet potential tenants by ordering a background check from a screening service or credit agency, and since background checks are often broad reports concerning an applicant's character, general reputation, personal characteristics, criminal history or mode of living, it's in your best interest to obtain permission from the applicant.

Use Nolo's Consent to Background Check eForm to notify and receive consent for a background check from an applicant. Plus, you'll get plain-English instructions on your responsibilities when an applicant requests further information, and what to do to avoid legal troubles should you decide to deny an application based on the contents of the report.

NOTE: This form should not be used by employers, as they are subject to different legal rules.

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