The FCRA with instructor notes by Robert Locke RMP, MPM
We took the entire act updated May 2016 and condensed it in attempt to address the issues pertaining to property managers gathering data on tenant applicants and added training notes, underlined specific words and bolded some critical language so you can read the law and our thoughts as to how the law plays out in the actual day-to-day practice of qualifying applicants for rentals. This is more of a training document for you and your staff to review yearly to refresh yourself (or train your new folks) as to the seriousness of the law and the practical implications of it. (This product is discounted until we get the correct documents in place)
(This product is discounted until we get the correct documents in place)
Everyone knows managers Must Strive For Objectivity when approving/denying applicants but few have wrestled through the process of actually Putting It All Down In Writing … a document called Qualifying Guidelines.
For over our 35 years managing rentals in Atlanta we actually took the time to develop (and tweak for many years) the details of How To Treat All Applicants The Same to reduce the chances of a claim of discrimination. We make this document available to our students along with several of other tools for making these decisions Objectively and Safely.
Note: In 35 years, processing over 20,000 applications, Crown never had a Fair Housing claim. Clearly part of that is blind luck but the other part is consistently applying these written guidelines to all applicants, the same way, every time. Most of this happened before tenant screening companies were available so we learned how to do it in-house (codeword for By-The-Seat-Of-Our-Pants). These qualifying guidelines are the result of 25 years of perfecting the process.