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What landlords are doing about the rise in insurance costs

While insurance companies likely won’t screen tenants when issuing you an insurance policy, the presence of quality tenants in place helps protect you from a litany of other financial problems.

2022 Fair Housing Laws

While you want to make sure that you’re renting your investment properties to dependable, quality tenants, it’s crucial that you only ask tenant screening questions that are allowed under the Fair Housing Act.

Starpoint Announces Integration with Tenstreet Inc. for MVRs and Background Checks

Starpoint Screening, an industry leader in providing risk management and compliance solutions to the trucking and transportation industry, announced an integration with Tenstreet Inc.’s driver management services.

Miya's Law and Required Background Checks in Florida

Having taken effect on July 1, 2022, Senate Bill 898, also referred to as “Miya’s Law” was signed into law by Florida Governor, Ron DeSantis. While there have long been laws in place that dictate tenant screening, Senate Bill 898 focuses on the screening of perspective employees of apartment buildings.

Tax Deductions for Truck Owner Operators

If you drive for a company, you can no longer claim work related tax deductions when you file. However, if you are an owner operator you can claim you’re the itemized cost of your work and deduct these costs on your tax form 1099.

Using Consumer Reports: What Employers Need to Know

A consumer report contains information about an applicant’s background information including credit, criminal, driving and past employment history.

Who Should Be Doing Pre-Employment Screening?

Modern employment screening often involves pre-employment background checks, pre-employment credit reports and if the employee drives a company vehicle a motor vehicle report.

Economic Outlook for Trucking Industry

In January the American Trucking Association Index released that For-Hire Truck Tonage and rose 0.6% in January after a 0.9% increase in December. January’s gain was the sixth straight increase which would indicate the worst effects of the pandemic are being erased.

Shortage of Truck Drivers Continues in 2022

As underlying causes show no signs of stopping, professional drivers and equipment will be in short supply again in 2022.

Fix incorrect or inaccurate information on your credit report

Use this sample letter to dispute incorrect or inaccurate information that a business supplied to credit bureaus.

What is a Public Record and How Long will a Public Record Show on a Credit Report?

Public records can have a very negative affect on a credit score. If a person has any filed against them, they should be aware of the following information.

How Student Loans Affect Your Credit Report

With the average student loan amount at the end of 2021, being $38,792, many renters are now wondering how their loans will affect their credit score.

How will collections affect my credit score?

Any collections item can lower a person's FICO credit score. Generally accounts which go into collections will appear on your credit report for up to 7 years.

10 Documents Every Landlord Should Keep in their Tenant’s File

As a landlord, proper documentation is essential. Documentation can be used to prove that you complied with the law, such as giving a tenant advance notice when appropriate or collecting a tenant’s authorization before conducting tenant screening.

What information from my tenant do I need to screen them?

Before you check your applicant’s background & credit you will need to have your tenant fill out a rental application with some required data to return complete and accurate reports.

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