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Nebraska Tenant Background Check

Nebraska Tenant Screening Background Checks

Conducting thorough The Koleman Group LLC will provide you with an array of background checks needed for your rental properties in Nebraska, whether you just possess just one rental property or many rental properties.

It is crucial that you conduct an extensive complete tenant background check for each adult applicant, not only the applicant who is the primary. Primary applicants can be the ones to speak up and agree to fill out all of the required forms without needing to sign or consent to any form. Suppose you conduct a thorough Nebraska tenant background check. In that case, you can stop the spouse or partner or roommates and other tenants who have criminal convictions or a poor rental history from renting any of the Nebraska rental properties.

Utilize the Tenant History of Previous Addresses to confirm whether the applicant has truthfully disclosed all previous addresses required or failed to disclose any prior addresses, possibly not disclosing a poor rental background or even previous expulsions. Telecheck Verification Telecheck Verification provides verification of whether your applicants are accountable when they write checks or if they have had a history of writing poor checks or previously mailed fraudulent checks.

A few landlords are misled into thinking that a credit report could reveal the tenant's past rental history, including the eviction history; however, this is not the situation. Credit reports are essential in revealing that an applicant has financial responsibility; however, it is not related to the history of evictions for the applicant. You should provide the Eviction History for tenant screening when conducting the Nebraska background checks. It is the Eviction History will show whether applicants have a satisfactory rental background or if the tenant is a victim of previous expulsions. Because The Koleman Group LLC provides the most current data and accurate information quickly, those with recent evictions can't cover up their poor rental background.

There is no way that a landlord is looking to have criminals living in their homes and Criminal History helps eliminate applicants with criminal records from the consideration. Alongside an individual search of the records, It is crucial that landlords conduct searches on the national and state-specific criminal databases on each applicant to safeguard the tenants in their stead and reduce the risk of criminal activity in the Nebraska rental premises. A Terrorist Search and the Sex Offender Search quickly tell you if your tenant has a history of these serious criminal offenses. Since criminals are often moving across the country and are often in transit, the Federal Search searches nationwide for databases and reveals whether the applicant has been charged in a different city or state. Of course, the thorough searches conducted by the Federal Search will not just keep criminals from your rental property. Still, you protect your reputation as a landlord who rents only to eligible applicants by keeping criminals away.

This Social Security Number Fraud Check will let you know whether the applicant provided their correct Social Security number in they applied to lease any of the Nebraska rental properties. Included in this Social Security Number Frauds Check is vital to ensure that the applicant is the person whose social security number is associated and to prevent identity theft.

There's no reason to cut corners on your background checks if conducting thorough Nebraska Tenant Background Checks. Each applicant is responsible for the costs of conducting Nebraska Tenant Screening Background Checks since the cost is often transferred to the potential tenant. Suppose the applicant is honest and doesn't have any shady motives. In that case, the applicant will not be hesitant to pay for the expense of the extensive Nebraska Tenant Screening Background Checks for the purpose of renting one of your properties.


The Koleman Group LLC provides tenant screening background checks nationwide. Are you looking for the tenant screening report for an additional state other than Nebraska? Go to the tenant background checks page to find out more.

Nebraska Landlord-Tenant Law

This article is provided as a complimentary service to you, our loyal customers. In the article, we've listed the key Nebraska Landlord-Tenant Laws. The laws listed below are derived from Nebraska's state statutes. We suggest you follow the links given to enhance your knowledge about the relevant laws and regulations. This summary of the law and regulations is not an exhaustive listing of all applicable laws and regulations. Moreover, it is not a complete list, and it's not meant to provide legal advice. Laws can be modifications and often vary within the state, from municipality to municipality.

We advise you to conduct your research independently to ensure that you comply with any laws or regulations applicable to your particular situation.

If you have any legal questions or concerns regarding Nebraska Landlord-Tenant Laws, we recommend you speak with a licensed lawyer. Numerous state and local bar associations offer the ability to refer in finding an attorney.

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Nebraska Landlord-Tenant Laws:

Uniform Residential Landlord and Tenant Act (Neb. Rev. Stat. SSSS 776-1401 to 76-449)

Mobile home Landlord as well as Tenant Act (Neb. Rev. Stat. SSSS from 76-1450 to 76-14111)

Disposition of Personal Property Landlord and Tenant Act (Neb. Rev. Stat. SSSS (69-2301 to 69-2314).)

Security Deposit

Security Deposit Max Maximum Security Deposit: A landlord can get an amount equivalent to one month's rental. A pet deposit that is not more than one-quarter of a month's rent is also permitted (if the tenant owns a pet). Neb. Rev. Stat. SS 76-1416(1)

Securities Deposit Interest: State law is not in force.

Deadline for the return of Security Deposit: A landlord must return a tenant's security deposit within 14 days from the time the tenant requires payment and provides the address where the payment can be made or sent. Neb. Rev. Stat. SS 76-1416(2).

Permitted uses of the deposit: The landlord is allowed to make use of the security deposit held by the tenant to pay outstanding rent as well as damages that the landlord is liable for because of the tenant's inability to abide by the lease contract or the statutes applicable to the tenant's tenancy. Neb. Rev. Stat. SS 75-1416.

Others Requirements A landlord must give the tenant written descriptions and an itemized list of the damages and costs that the landlord was able to incur due to the tenant's tenancy. Neb. Rev. Stat. SS 76-1416(2).

Lease, Rent & Fees:

Lease Terms: There is no state law. But it is generally recognized that leases should be written using words with meanings common to everyday use and should be clear and logical.

Rent Due: Rent is due at the start of every month or the start of any term less than one month (unless otherwise agreed between the leasing agreement's parties). SS 76-1414(3).

Tenant Increase Notice: as agreed upon in the lease contract between all parties. SS 76-1414(1).

Rent Grace Period: Rent must be paid in full without request or notification on the agreed-upon date set in the lease. SS 76-1414(3).

Late fees: The late fees are as agreed between the leasing parties. SS 76-1414(1).

Prepaid rent: The landlord's prepaid rent could be used towards the repayment of rent due at the end or expiration of the lease. SS 76-1416(2).

Return Check Fees: $10 in addition to any handling charge that is imposed on the landlord by the financial institution. SS 28-611(5).

Withholding rent: A tenant can withhold rent due to the landlord's inability to provide essential services like water, heating, or electricity. The tenant must provide the landlord with written notice of the infraction. SS 76-1427.

The tenant is allowed to repair and deduct rent: The answer is no. However, a tenant can send a written notice to the landlord that the tenant will end the lease after 30 days from the day of notice if the landlord fails to fix the issue in the time period of 14 days.

Landlords are entitled to recover fees for court and attorney: A lease agreement might not contain an option that permits the tenant to pay for the attorney fees of the landlord. SS 76-1415(1)(c).

The landlord must make reasonable efforts to reduce the damages: If the tenant quits the rental unit without giving notice to the landlord for a period of the one-year rental period or for 30 days or shorter, the landlord is permitted to immediately take possession of the property and try to rent the unit. However, suppose the landlord leases the property for the duration of time before the expiration date of the tenant's previous lease. In that case, the previous lease is terminated on the date the new tenancy commences. SS 76-1405 and SS 76-1432(3).

Discrimination in the United States, a landlord cannot increase rent in a manner that is discriminatory, i.e., race, gender, religion, etc. The landlord is also not allowed to increase the rent as revenge against the tenant when they believe that a tenant has taken advantage of a legal right to file an official complaint to an authority for housing in the area regarding their tenure.

Notes and Entry

Notice to End Tenancy with Fixed End date in the lease: Notification isn't required.

Notice to End Tenancy Month-to-Month Rental: 30 days prior to the regular rental date as stated within the written notice. SS 76-1437(2).

Notice to End Tenancy Week-to-Week lease: Seven days prior to the date of termination that is set out on the notice. SS 76-1437(1).

Notification of Termination of Non-Payment: Three-day written notice. SS 76-1431(2).

Termination of Lease Violations: For tenant violations of the lease contract or in the case of statutory violations, the landlord could issue an unwritten notice of the violation and notify that the lease agreement will end within 30 days if the violation is not addressed within fourteen days. SS 76-1431(1).

Required notice prior to entry: One-day Notice is mandatory, and the landlord can only be able to enter at reasonable time slots. SS 76-1423(1)

Entry Permitted with Notification of Maintenance or Repair (non-emergency): Yes. SS 76-1423(1).

Entry Permitted with Notification for Displays: Yes. SS 76-1423(1).

Emergency Entry Permitted Without Notification: Yes. SS 76-1423(2).

Entry Permitted During Tenant's extended absence: Yes, during any absence of the tenant who is not less than 7 days. SS 76-1432(2).

Lockouts Are Allowed: No. SS 76-1436.

Shut-offs of Utility: No. SS 76-1436.

Disclosures and other Miscellaneous Notes:

Name and addresses Before the commencement of a tenancy, a landlord must give the tenant a written notification of the address and name of their property management company and the address and name of the landlord or the person who is authorized to represent the landlord. SS 76-1417.

A copy of the lease: There is no state law.

Domestic violence situations: No state law. We suggest that you contact the Nebraska Domestic Violence Sexual Assault Coalition for more information on organizations that can help you deal with domestic violence.

Landlord's responsibilities The landlord is required to (1) adhere to the rules of the relevant housing codes that affect the safety of people and their health (2) complete repairs as needed and maintain the building in a good and habitable state (3) maintain the common areas good and safe condition (3) keep the premises the premises in safe and good operating condition and maintain all plumbing, electrical heating, sanitary air conditioning, ventilation and other appliances and facilities (4) Provide and maintain proper receptacles and facilities for garbage removal and (5) provide hot water, running water, and heating. SS 76-1419.

Tenant's responsibilities The tenant has to (1) be in compliance with all housing and building codes that have a significant impact on health or safety (2) maintain the rental property in a neat and safe state (3) eliminate garbage (4) Keep plumbing fixtures tidy and (5) make use of all fixtures and appliances, such as sanitary, electrical heating, ventilating, etc. in a sensible manner. SS 76-1421.

Non-conditional Quit Notification These notices oblige the tenant to be evicted within a shorter time specified by the lease contract. For example, in Nebraska, the landlord (with the right to give 14 days of written notice) can issue the unconditional notice of termination when the tenant repeats the same lease violation within a six-month period. However, the notice must have been issued within six months of the lease violation in order for it to be valid. SS 76-1431(1).

Retaliation: A landlord cannot take retaliation by increasing Rent or cutting services or by threatening the eviction of tenants. A tenant who has submitted an official complaint with a government agency or participated in a tenant organization. SS 76-1439.

Lead Disclosure: The landlord must notify the tenant of all dangers of lead paint.

* In addition to Nebraska State laws and rules, we advise you to get in touch with your local municipality to discuss local housing laws and regulations pertaining to tenant's rights with respect to repairs and the landlord's responsibilities. Legal:

Nebraska Small Claims Court

Limits: $3,500 SS 25-2802(4),

Eviction cases are allowed in small claims court: No. The cases of landlord-tenant are heard in either district or county courts. SS 76-1409 and SS 76-1441.

The process of filing a Small Claims Claim in Nebraska

Nebraska District Courts

Statute of Limitations (1) Written contracts: Five years. The statute is SS25-205. (2) Written Contracts 4 year (SS25-206).


Updated on 2022-06-07 21:33:49 by larry coleman

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