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EMPLOYEE BACKGROUND SCREENING STANDS STRONG FOR SAFER COMMUNITIES…
In April, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)
updated its approach to employee background screening.
Many anticipated that the EEOC would be implementing
restrictions on the amount of information employers are allowed to monitor when
hiring. Outright restrictions would have gone so far as to omit screening for a
potential employee’s criminal history.
Does an employer have the right to pry into their employees
personal lives, in order to establish a pattern of high risk behavior? If a
person has a history of theft or violence, do we in the rental community owe it
to our residents and staff to be aware of these potential threats and prevent
such activity to the best of our ability?
Should the EEOC have moved forward with the restrictions,
the safety of residents and staff in rental communities would have been greatly
impacted. Instead, they recognized a company’s right to conduct consistent and
unbiased, job-related background checks thereby ensuring a foundation for a
If you own rental property in the state of Colorado you need to make sure you’re aware of the new warrant of habitability statute that was past in 2008. As the end of 2009 approaches I still talk with property owners that are not aware of this rule. A complete copy of the House Bill is listed below for your review.
HOUSE BILL 08-1356
SECTION 1. 13-40-111 (1), Colorado Revised Statutes, is amended to read:
13-40-111. Issuance and return of summons. (1) Upon filing the complaint as provided in section 13-40-110, the clerk of the court or the attorney for the plaintiff shall issue a summons. The summons shall command the defendant to appear before the court at a place named in such summons and at a time and on a day which shall be not less than five business days nor more than ten calendar days from the day of issuing the same to answer the complaint of plaintiff. The summons shall also contain a statement addressed to the defendant stating: "If you fail to file with the cour…
Back in March of 2015 Equifax, Experian and TransUnion
launched a website, http://NationalConsumerAssistancePlan.com.
This website was setup to inform consumers about the implementation of the National
Consumer Assistance Plan. This mission of the NCAP was to make credit reports
more accurate and easier for consumers to correct mistakes found on their
credit report. This sounds great, but it has had a negative impact on property owners
conducting background checks.
On July 1, 2017, Equifax,
Experian and TransUnion began to exclude most public tax
lien and all civil judgment information that didn’t meet the new NCAP
standards. The new standard requires each credit bureau to remove records that did
not include a person’s name, address and either a Social Security number or
date of birth. It also requires Equifax, Experian and TransUnion to verify
public record information by visiting court houses every 90 days. When you
remove tax lien and civil judgment information from a consumer c…
Rental Services, Inc. is proud to announce that we’ve
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RSI Property Management Software provides solutions to various
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When using the RSI Property Management Software, all monthly
charges and late fees are automatically billed to the tenant. There is no need
for Manager involvement or potential for human error on recurring charges. RSI
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accurately. Tenants are automatically billed based on your customized rules
ensuring late fees are applied.
Post vacancies to popular website like Apartments.com,
Apartment Finders, Apartment Living, Rent Jungle and Oodle.
Track work orders and maintenance requests online from the web-based
Let Tenants pay rent online using their smart phones or