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