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yes but....

Posted by Will on March 15, 1999 at 08:35:37:

In Reply to: Re: credit check posted by satori on March 14, 1999 at 23:46:58:

All that costs money...most landlords (including me btw, I'm on a coop board for my other smaller apartment) just stick to the basics: TRW, Job verification, and pay-stubs. The rest can be costly.


: Its worse, with our new technologies. most people in fact everyone including you
: has access to once they get your social security number. your drivers license
: violations, records all the places you ever lived in your life.Medical records
: , psychological records, phone records anyone can acess who you ever called
: in your life by getting your past phone bills, Oh if you want someones bank
: statements thats now all legal for the landlord or anyone else checking up on someone
: . Thanks to big brother. I think we should remind those that are checking up
: on us, of that fact. let me have your social security number, so I can
: check up oon thsse things on you(Mr landlord) and see if they like it. And thats only the
: tip of the iceburg, of what information can be accessed by anyone
: Including landlords, or even you or I.

: : They look up Credit History (TRW report) for bad credit ,deliquency, bankruptcy and judgement. That's standard. Some will look to see if you have a criminal record...but past crimes for which you did time is not necessarilly a legal reason to be denied housing. Its discrimition in some states....
: : Some will contact past landlords, jobs. Finally current paystubs are a must....

: :
: : Will

: :
: : : am looking to rent apt. in nyc and want to know exactly what background/credit check/rental history/ect/ a landlord is allowed to investigate. In other words what-all is a landlord allowed to find out about me???

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