Many areas have companies that specialize in tenant records. They can tell you if someone has been evicted in the past or failed to pay the rent. General credit bureaus can supply a history of credit payments to landlords if the prospective tenant authorizes a search of the records. This credit information will include the timeliness with which car and credit card payments have been made, bankruptcies, judgments against the tenant, and adverse information from other creditors.
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