If you've recently been denied housing and don't know the reason, there's a high possibility of errors in your report. These reasons may entitle you to sue one or more parties involved in that decision.
Landlords use tenant screening service companies to sort through applicants and determine the best candidate in terms of financial stability, clean criminal and drug records, etc. However, most of these screening reports contain errors. Your landlord can have personal issues against you or might not consider you tenant-worthy due to the errors in the report.
A credit report that states a person is a felon when that is not the case or declares a person is bankrupt when they are stable enough to pay due to mixing someone else's report with yours could cause you to lose out on the house. It is not easy to remove such errors from your credit reports, and that’s where Consumer Attorneys come in.
If inaccurate data on your credit report is why you were denied as a renter, there are two things the landlord or property manager must do per the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) guidelines:
- Provide you with the reason for denial
- Give you the accurate details of the reporting agency that provided your rental screening
Don't think you have lost and must accept being rejected. You have the legal recourse and the ability to sue in federal court. If you cannot get your errors fixed, call Consumer Attorneys at (877) 615-1725 for immediate assistance and a free case review.
Here's a list of the most common tenant screening companies:
- Advanced Background Services
- Contemporary Information Corporation
- CoreLogic Rental Property Solutions
- Experian RentBureau
- LeasingDesk by RealPage
- On-Site by RealPage
- rTenant by Real ID
- RentGrow by Yardi Systems
- Screening Reports
- StarPoint Screening
- TransUnion SmartMove
- Tenant Data Services