In today’s leasing market, most apartments in most major cities conduct criminal background checks. This has evolved from being a sporadic activity among some apartments to an almost standard procedure for all apartments. When filling out an apartment rental application, one often encounters the question of whether they have been convicted of a felony or misdemeanor. One of the curious things to know is that many apartments do not actually conduct the criminal background check since most checks cost money. But they insert this question in the rental application as a formality. It is also interesting to note that many apartment complexes use the same standard application form which they most likely have downloaded or purchased from an apartment association or firm that deals with rental stationery.
There are a few reasons why apartment complexes conduct a criminal background check. One of the main reasons is for the safety of … Read More