We Can Get You Compensation for Errors on Your Tenant Screening Background Reports.
LANDLORD’S DUTIES UNDER THE FCRA
First, your Landlord must have your permission or consent to pull a background check report on you, unless a Court has issued a judgment against you.
Second, if you discover errors on your tenant background check report then you should immediately dispute the errors with the tenant background screening company and keep copies and records of your disputes. Also request the background screening company to send updated reports to your landlord after the investigation is completed.
Third, your landlord took an Adverse Action against you, such as:
- (1) Denying your application;
- (2) Requiring a co-signer on your lease;
- (3) Requiring a deposit that would not be required for another applicant;
- (4) Requiring a larger deposit than might be required for another applicant; and
- (5) Raising the rent to a higher amount than for another applicant.
Fourth, if your landlord take any Adverse Action against you then they MUST give you an Adverse Action Notice letter.
An Adverse Action Notice informs you about your rights and how to dispute errors on your tenant background screening report. The Adverse Action Notice MUST include:
(1) The name, address, and phone number of the consumer reporting company that supplied the report;
(2) a statement that the company that supplied the report did not make the decision to take the unfavorable action and can’t give specific reasons for it; and
(3) a notice of the person’s right to dispute the accuracy or completeness of any information the consumer reporting company furnished, and to get a free report from the company if the person asks for it within 60 days.
What Can You Sue the Tenant Screening Background Check Company for Violating your Rights under the FCRA?
(1) Economic damages resulting from the errors; and
(2) Attorney’s fees and court costs.
WE CAN GET YOU COMPENSATION FOR YOUR EMPLOYMENT BACKGROUND CHECK ERRORS