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Nov 28, 2016

FTC Consumer Information - November 28, 2016: Renting an apartment? Be prepared for a background check

Federal Trade Commission Consumer Information


by Lisa Weintraub Schifferle
Attorney, Division of Consumer & Business Education, FTC



You’re about to rent an apartment. You’ve saved for your security deposit and lined up a moving truck. But have you checked your credit report? Landlords may, so you should too. If a landlord does a background check, here are some things to know about your rights.