Hi Everyone. I am looking to do an preliminary criminal background check for out of state applicants from Illinois who are applying for an apartment here in the North East. We have several databases that allow access to local records. I was hoping that someone may be aware of a similar database that is relevant to Illinois. Thank you in advance.
Members of Illinois REIA have access to Rent Perfect. The applicant pays them $35.00 and they conduct a nationwide criminal history check along with other aspects of applicant screening. Plus as the applicant initiates the request it is considered a soft pull and does not ding their credit. This is great when you are offering owner financing.
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I've used cozy.co - which is a nice hands off service. If you're just looking for criminal background, it's a little clunky. I use this:
But it's a search by county, and it wouldn't necessary pull in surrounding counties or aliases. I've also tried this in a limited fashion:
Best option is probably to do a SSN search through a service. State police has a similar search, but I haven't tried it our.
Gentlemen. Thank you to both of you.