Anonymous
Anonymous asked in Business & FinanceRenting & Real Estate · 1 month ago

Can a rental estate agent do checks without ur consent?

Update:

Background referencing checks 

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  • 6 days ago

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  • 1 month ago

    A real estate agent can't do background referencing checks without your consent.

  • 1 month ago

    No, however when you sign the application you legally give consent for them to check anything on it. 

  • Maxi
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    When you apply to rent, you are giving consent, it is normally a condition to renting

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  • LILL
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    Background checks do not require your permission.  They are easily obtained with a public record check...which is free in most states.

  • 1 month ago

    There is no law against it.

  • 1 month ago

    Huh?  Why would a real estate agent do a background check on a client?  A lender will do that because the lender isn't going to approve a loan/mortgage on someone with bad credit.  

    A rental management company can absolutely do a background check on anyone applying to rent a property.  

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    Sure. They just telepathically guess your name, address & social security number. SMH

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    What kind of "check" are you referring to?

    Are you asking about a background check?    Or an inspection of the property?   Or????

    If you're referring to an inspection of the property, they do not need the tenant's permission.   The law realizes it's 100% ridiculous to deny a landlord access to their own property especially since they are required to maintain it.

    If you agree to be a tenant, you've agreed to landlord inspections.    They do have to give you advance notice. 

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