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National Eviction Reports (by MAP [NY]) Jul 22, 2021 8:04 AM
       National Eviction Reports (by S i d [MO]) Jul 22, 2021 11:06 AM
       National Eviction Reports (by Oregon Woodsmoke [ID]) Jul 22, 2021 11:24 AM
       National Eviction Reports (by WMh [NC]) Jul 22, 2021 11:44 AM
       National Eviction Reports (by RobertOntarioCanada [ON]) Jul 22, 2021 12:41 PM
       National Eviction Reports (by Robert J [CA]) Jul 22, 2021 1:21 PM
       National Eviction Reports (by GKARL [PA]) Jul 23, 2021 12:46 PM
       National Eviction Reports (by Ray-N-Pa [PA]) Jul 26, 2021 1:44 PM

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National Eviction Reports (by MAP [NY]) Posted on: Jul 22, 2021 8:04 AM

Just curious... I wondering about these services that offer "National Eviction Reports" when states such as New York have sealed all eviction reports since June 14 2019 as non searchable? regarding the NY Housing Protection Act of 2019 states under "Tenant Blacklists"

RPL 227-f Judiciary Law 212:

A rental application may not be refused on the basis of a past or present landlord-tenant action or summary proceeding under RPAPL Art 7.

A rebuttal presumption is created against a landlord that denies rental after having requested information from a tenant screening bureau or otherwise inspected court records

Landlord has the burden to provide an alternate reason that tenancy was rejected

AG has enforcement power; no private cause of action

Civil penalties between $500 - $1000 for each violation

The Unified Court System may not sell reidential tenancy or eviction data (Effective 6/14/19)

National Eviction Reports (by S i d [MO]) Posted on: Jul 22, 2021 11:06 AM

I don't know if you'll get NY data or not, but I've never found Eviction Reports to be very useful. Unless people entered some key piece of data like birth date and/or social security number that found it's way onto the report, I find too many false positives, especially with common names.

One report I ran for a "Michael Smith" came back with over 300 entries. I don't have time to comb thru them to find which ones match. There are better ways, starting with the credit report which we DO know is tied by birthdate and SSN. People who get evicted rarely have good credit, from what I find when I use the free search tool that covers my State. So contact with current and past land lord is a must, as is the 2-minute in home inspection. Those are more valuable.

I only use the Criminal Background search (which included evictions) for quick and easy DQs.

National Eviction Reports (by Oregon Woodsmoke [ID]) Posted on: Jul 22, 2021 11:24 AM

Back to checking landlord references and now, the new screening technique of requiring proof that rent has been paid on time for the last year.

You don't reject for the eviction, you reject for the bad LL reference.

The non-payers aren't necessarily going to have an eviction, anyway. They could not be evicted for non-payment, and in many places, the eviction couldn't even be filed.

Many landlords would not pay to file if they knew the court wouldn't hear the case.

Non-payment is not going to show up on credit reports since the non-payment could not be taken to court.

National Eviction Reports (by WMh [NC]) Posted on: Jul 22, 2021 11:44 AM

NC has never published eviction reports online. You have to go to each county office (we have exactly 100) and use their special terminals.

However, I have found that signing up for court calendars to be emailed to me for the various counties DOES let me research relatively new cases.

I don't sign up for all 100 though, so sure I'm missing some.

I agree credit is a better indicator. AND "out of the mouth of babes" too. I *ask* "Have you ever been evicted or asked to leave a rental property for any reason?" and a surprising number will say yes.

National Eviction Reports (by RobertOntarioCanada [ON]) Posted on: Jul 22, 2021 12:41 PM

Often when a credit reports on both applicants a address or three come up on the credit reports where you contact owner or property manager. Here they do not give out information where they would not recommend tenants then you know. If the rental units have separate utilities then more often then not they also have unpaid utilities where unpaid utilities and unpaid rent goes hand in hand together. Some come around where they take rental applications then never come back as they are looking for keys. Passing keys through gates of hell where not only arrears of rent but also a completely trashed out rental unit. One out of three are problem tenants where running credit checks if they bring back rental applications weeds them out.

National Eviction Reports (by Robert J [CA]) Posted on: Jul 22, 2021 1:21 PM

Yes, many cities and states do not allow negative eviction reports for 60 days after the lock-out. This give the tenants time to find a new place to live and another landlord to screw! If the applicant is a serial deadbeat you you pull two national eviction reports (two different providers), something show show up.

National Eviction Reports (by GKARL [PA]) Posted on: Jul 23, 2021 12:46 PM

Demanding proof of rent paid is the workaround if they start making eviction records unavailable. I ask for 6 months proof. Evictees won't have it and I don't accept folks with no immediately prior rental history unless there's a good reason for it.

National Eviction Reports (by Ray-N-Pa [PA]) Posted on: Jul 26, 2021 1:44 PM

failed rental history

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