Renter Background Check
When screening prospective leasers, conduct a criminal and civil background history check and pull a credit history. A standard seven year WI statewide search unveils evictions, judgments, tax warrants, restraining orders, a criminal background history and sex offender check-$20.
Civil Record Examples
Civil: Money Judgments, Car
Repossessions, Mortgage Foreclosures, Wage Garnishment, Bounced Check
Judgments, Damage Judgments
Tax Warrants: State Tax Warrants
Small Claims: Evictions, Judgments from Evictions, Personal Note Judgments for Default, Bounced Check Judgments, Garnishment of Wages
Family Cases: Divorce Filings, and Restraining Orders
Credit Score, Late Payments, Credit Over-Extension, Bankruptcies, Charge-Offs, Offers In Compromise, Outstanding Balances, Collection Referrals
Criminal Record Examples
Theft from Business, Possession of Drugs with Intent to Deliver, Intention to Deliver Drugs near School, Sexual Assault, Child Abuse, Welfare Fraud, Robbery, Armed Robbery, Failure to Support Child, Forgery, Murder, open and pending warrants and cases, etc.
Unemployment Compensation Fraud, Drug Possession and Delivery, Theft, Theft-Business setting, Battery, Battery-Domestic Abuse, Sexual Assault, Multiple Offense Drinking and Driving, Criminal Trespass, Disorderly Conduct, Criminal Damage to Property, open and pending warrants and cases, etc.
Drinking and Driving, Operating after Revocation of License, Hit and Run, Habitual Traffic Offender, Open and Pending Warrants and Cases, etc.
Disorderly Conduct, Simple Battery, Disturbing the Peace, Possession of Marijuana or Drug Paraphernalia, Petty Theft, open and pending warrants and cases, etc.
Fair Housing Law
The Wisconsin Fair Housing Law protects the rights of people in the rental or purchase of housing. It is unlawful to discriminate against a person in housing, even in part, because of that person’s protected class. Essentially all housing is covered under the law, except when a person is seeking a roommate to share a dwelling.
Are Their Exceptions Under The Law?
Yes, there are circumstances when discrimination may be
legal. A few examples are:
A family with “too many” people may be turned away, if a reasonable government requirement limits the number of occupants for the dwelling unit.
Housing primarily intended and operated for older persons may, under certain conditions, be restricted to persons over a certain age.
Housing may be denied to a person who poses a direct threat to the safety of others or whose tenancy would result in substantial physical damage to property, provided the risk can’t be sufficiently reduced by a reasonable accommodation.