Category: Tenant Screening

The Good, the Bad & the Ugly – Lease Defaults and Bad Debts

by¬†Thomas C. Lawson, CFE, CII Lease Defaults-There’s an old adage out there that is due for a revision. “The more things change,¬† the more they stay the same” is actually no longer true in the context of that inescapable business dark cloud known as the “lease default, investment-gone-south, and/or bad debt.” In financial circles these […]

More Accurate Credit Reports? National Consumer Assistance Plan Announced by Three Major Credit Bureaus

by Thomas C. Lawson, CFE, CII More Accurate Credit Reports – On March 9 Equifax, Experian and TransUnion delivered a press release stating they plan to enhance their ability to collect “complete and accurate consumer information.” The idea is to give you, the consumer, more transparency as well as the ability to interact better with […]

Tuesday March 17th, 2015 in Credit, Tenant Screening | No Comments »

Why Landlords Should Avoid Prospective Tenants with Tax Liens

by Thomas C. Lawson, CFE, CII Of the literally millions of tenant screening credit reports handled by our office since 1980, none are so confusing as those where the tenant has excellent credit, but a great big nasty Federal or State tax lien filed against them. We have been asked the question a thousand times: […]