Category: Tenant Screening Laws

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 […]

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: […]