FTC Issues Screening Guidance for Apartment Owners
The Fair Trade Commission (FTC) recently issued new guidance for owners who use background checks to screen tenants to help them comply with the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), which the FTC helps enforce. If part of your applicant screening process involves running a tenant background check through a company that compiles background information, you must take certain steps before using such services and after taking an adverse action based on a report.
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