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Recent Actions in Chicago Suburb Highlight Immediate, Urgent Need for Thorough Tenant Screening, opines


Recent public comments made in Chicago suburb of Elmwood Park highlight the success of thorough tenant screening in reducing crime and illustrates the immediate, urgent need for ALL landlords and property managers to conduct comprehensive tenant screening on adult occupants of a given rental property. Adam Almeida, President and CEO of opines, "Recent comments regarding Elmwood Park's efforts to reduce crime in rental properties highlights the potential success tenant screening can provide in rental properties."

Waltham, MA (PRWEB) August 22, 2017

Elmwood Park, a suburb of Chicago has had recent success in reducing crime in rental properties specifically from the use of tenant screening. Adam Almeida, President and CEO of opines; "Recent comments in Chicago illustrate the potential success tenant screening can have for a rental property and highlights the absolute need for landlords and property managers to conduct thorough, comprehensive tenant background checks on all adult occupants of a rental property."

Landlords and property managers are faced with numerous challenges within a rental property. One of the largest challenges remains crime against person and property.

One simple way to reduce the potential of crime in a rental community or property is through the use of a complete and thorough tenant check.

Adam Almeida, President and CEO of states: "Tenant screening is an invaluable tool in significantly reducing crime against person or property in a rental community."

Recently, in Elmwood Park, a suburb of Chicago, a crime prevention specialist noted several ways to reduce the potential of crime on a property, including keeping a property well-maintained. Also discussed was the value of tenant screening.

From the Chicago Tribune (; Aug. 04, 17):

…also emphasized tenant-screening as a key tool in heading off problems. All applicants and co-applicants (18 and older) should be screened. Screening should be consistent, fair and non-discriminatory, he said.

"Criminal behavior is not a protected class," he stressed.

What are some of the things applicants can be screened for? A credit check, income sources, any crimes in the past three to five years. (1)

Almeida opines; "It serves the best interests of all landlords and property managers to utilize a well-qualified third-party tenant screening company for tenant checks and screenings."

Almeida explains that a third-part tenant screening company should be well versed in laws and legislation governing the tenant screening industry. "Working with a third-party," Almeida states, "will allow a landlord to stay fully compliant and avoid potential legal issue."

Almeida concludes; "The presentation in Elmwood Park is a small example of a hugely important challenge and highlights the immediate, urgent need for all landlords and property managers to conduct the most thorough, comprehensive tenant check possible. An in-depth tenant check will greatly assist in reducing crime in a rental property and landlords should act immediately to ensure their tenant screening protocol is thorough and complete." is a third-party tenant screening company with highly trained investigators well versed in the legal and lawful use of criminal history reports, and all public record reports, as part of a tenant check


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