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New Legislation Could Change CT Renters’ Rights. Here’s How

A housing omnibus bill passed in June includes anti-discrimination rules, adjustments to application fees and security deposit processes, and the removal of some online eviction case records. Senate Bill 998 would have several new protections for renters in Connecticut. For starters, it allows towns to increase fines on landlords whose properties break some municipal and […]

Civil Practice – Protective Order – Anonymity

The plaintiff in a case against Rentgrow, Inc. claims violations of the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) for providing a potential landlord with a tenant screening report containing information on a criminal arrest record that was set aside and sealed by an Oregon state court. Although the plaintiff seeks to bring the claim anonymously to […]

Lawsuit Claims HHI Apartments’ Faulty Applicant Screening Led to 2020 Assault of Child

A young girl who was attacked in the parking lot of the Hilton Head Gardens continues to suffer from post-concussive symptoms that often leave her bedridden for multiple days. The assault took place in the parking lot of the Hilton Head Gardens. The victim’s mother is now suing the apartment complex, claiming its faulty applicant […]

Tenant Background Check: Be Prepared for What Your Landlord May Search About You

There are a few background checks landlords might run on potential tenants to screen renters for any red flags. These include credit check verification, reference check verification, social media, and criminal record.


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Third Circuit Decision Provides Post-Transunion Guidance on Informational Injuries and Ascertainability

The Third Circuit recently held that a small subclass of consumers could proceed with their class action against RealPage based on the company’s failure to provide them with required third-party information in credit reports. The court is one of the first Circuit Courts to squarely address the scope of what constitutes an “informational injury.”


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Property Management Agency Agrees to Almost $10 Million Settlement Over Inaccurate Tenant Background Checks

A property management company has reached a $9.73 million agreement, settling the claims that it violated the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) by inaccurately reporting tenant background checks. Specifically, the class action alleged that the company used criteria in sex offender registry data, resulting in reports of inaccurate data for tenant screening. The lawsuit further […]

Governor Signs Reusable Tenant Screening Bill

Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a bill into law that standardizes reusable tenant screening reports and creates a path to lowering rental application costs. Assembly Bill 2559 will allow renters to buy their own reusable credit reports and submit them to multiple landlords rather than paying over and over for a background check when leasing a […]

Miya’s Law: Florida Landlords Must Conduct Specific Background Checks for Their Apartment Employees

Under Florida’s new Miya’s Law, Fla. Stat. 83.515, landlords of nontransient and transient apartment buildings are required to perform background screenings on employees as a condition of employment. Effective July 1, 2022, the background screening must be performed in accordance with the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) and must include a search of all […]

California Senate Approves Bill Allowing Reusable Reports for Rental Applicants

The California Senate has voted to support a bill allowing renters to purchase their own reusable credit reports and submit them to multiple landlords rather than paying over and over for a credit check when applying to lease an apartment or home. The bill was amended, however, to make it optional for landlords to accept […]

NYC Real Estate Company Blacklisted Tenants, AG Says Amid Crackdown

Clipper Equity, LLC, has been found to have illegally kept prospective tenants with past housing court records from renting at their properties. New York Attorney General Letitia James said the recent settlement serves as a reminder that “blacklisting prospective tenants because of their housing court history is an unfair and illegal practice, and it will […]


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