North Dakota Tenant Background Check
North Dakota Tenant Screening Background Checks
Conducting thorough North Dakota Tenant Screening Background checks is vital for every applicant who wants to lease any or more North Dakota rental properties. The more thorough the screening, the more accurate outcomes you can expect from the process. Don't believe the words of a potential tenant who claims that you will pay rent paid on time every month. Criminals are constantly finding ways to obtain the key to rental properties, only to later receive free rent or create criminal activity on the premises. Suppose you conduct more extensive North Dakota Tenant Screening Background Checks. In that case, you could potentially save yourself a lot of costs associated with legal fees and court costs should you later expel the tenant.
The credit report can tell you if the applicant is known for paying off their debts promptly or with no respect for the deadlines. The Eviction History will allow you to know if they record evictions in prior rental properties. It will also reveal recent evictions because The Koleman Group LLC provides the most up-to-date North Dakota tenant background check. Candidates with a recent history of eviction are likely to think they don't know about an eviction that has just taken place. The complete search of eviction records will provide you with the information you require when you require it. It also reveals recent Evictions.
Criminal History Search Criminal History Search provides you with criminal records for every applicant. It is essential to conduct a search for criminal records for each applicant, not only the applicant who is the main applicant. Candidates can fill out the application on their own in order to cover up the identity of an adult child, other people, or others who have a criminal history. The more extensive the criminal history record search is will yield better outcomes. Conducting a search of records through the neighborhood criminal databases will provide information about local crimes. Criminals with a criminal history of felony and those who shift from one location to another will not be found in the search you do by yourself. The Koleman Group LLC gives complete criminal history information in real-time, providing you with the data you require when you require it. You can expand your search to include state-specific or even a federal record search. It is essential to include the terrorist searches in your North Dakota Tenant Screening Background Checks as terrorists, similar to sexual offenders, may be able to move from one location to another, hoping to evade authorities and avoid being caught. Sex Offender searches will reveal the likelihood that your prospective tenant has a history of sexual crimes, including those committed against minors. If you lease to someone who has a lengthy criminal record, your credibility for being a landlord who rents only to the most qualified applicants could be in danger.
If you have several North Dakota rental properties, you should conduct a Social Security Number Fraud Check. Identity theft is increasing at a rapid rate. Potential applicants could provide an identity theft number that they are aware belongs to a relative or friend or make up a fake social security number and then enter it into your rental application to conceal their true identity to ensure that you don't uncover their criminal or eviction history. The Social Security Fraud Check tells you whether the person really is who they say they are and whether that social security number they provide in your application procedure is one that the particular applicant legally owns.
You can avoid the headaches and high costs typically caused by renting to untruthful applicants. You can do thorough North Dakota Tenant Screening Background Checks. The landlords typically charge the expense of background screenings to the prospective tenant. Therefore, there is no reason to cut corners on this screening process. If you choose to go for a more comprehensive North Dakota, Tenant Screening Background Checks quickly expose the identity of who your prospective rental tenants really are.
The Koleman Group LLC provides tenant screening background checks nationwide. Are you looking for the tenant screening report in a state other than North Dakota? Go to the tenant background checks section for more information.
North Dakota Landlord-Tenant Law
Below, you'll find an overview of the key North Dakota Landlord-Tenant Laws. This set of landlord-tenant laws originates from the state's official statutes. TKG has provided the proper websites for the law and regulations. However, we strongly advise you to do your investigation to ensure you comply with any North Dakota laws.
North Dakota Landlord-Tenant Laws:
North Dakota Century Code SSSS 47-16-01 to 47-16-42.
Maximum Security Deposit Yes. A landlord can charge the tenant the equivalent of 1 month's rent. However, if the tenant has a pet, the security deposit cannot exceed $2,500 or equal two months' rent. NDCC SS 47-16-07.1.
Refund of Security Deposit: The landlord must return the tenant's security deposit within 30 days following the time the tenant has handed overall control over the rental apartment to the landlord. This happens when the tenant gives back all keys and no longer resides on the property. NDCC SS 47-16-07.1.
Incentives on Security Deposits: Yes. A landlord must pay the interest on a security deposit held by a tenant in the event that the duration of occupancy is more than nine months. In addition, the landlord is required to pay the accrued amount of interest due on the tenant at the time of tenant at the conclusion of the term stipulated by the lease. NDCC SS 47-16-07.1.
The Landlord's Rights: The landlord is allowed to utilize the security deposit for repairs to any damage caused by the tenant or guests of the tenant might cause in their rental property, to cover the reasonable cost of cleaning up the rental property following the tenant has left the property or to cover any unpaid rent. A landlord is not allowed to hold back security deposit funds for wear and tear on a rental property. NDCC SS 47-16-07.1.
Other Requirements: There is no requirement on a state level. However, we suggest that you contact your local municipal government for any additional laws and guidelines regarding security deposits.
Lease, Rent & Fees:
Lease Terms: The state has no law. But it is generally recognized that leases should use terms that are common to everyday use and should be clear and logical.
Dead Fees The law is not a state-wide one. However, we do note it is legal to pay rent on the stipulated date in your lease contract. If the tenant is unable to pay rent on time rent and is late, the landlord is allowed to assess late charges. However, there is a caveat that is; the landlord is not allowed to charge any late fees even if the lease contract doesn't contain the clause pertaining to late fees.
Rent Increase: A landlord must provide the tenant with at-least 30 days' written notice writing to raise a rental amount or alter the other terms of a month-to-month lease agreement. In the case of leases with a long-term duration, the landlord cannot alter rental quantity until after the lease expires and a new lease is signed (unless the lease agreement specifically states that the lease agreement has an agreement regarding an increase in rental increment.) NDCC SS 47-16-07.
In the case of discrimination, retaliation: In the United States, a landlord is not allowed to raise the rent in a way that discriminates against anyone, i.e., race, gender, religion, etc. Also, landlords are not permitted to raise rents in the case of retaliation against the tenant in the event that they believe that a tenant has taken advantage of a legal right, for example, filing an appropriate complaint with authority for housing in the area regarding their tenure.
Termination due to non-payment of rent: North Dakota law states that the landlord is allowed to make a motion for eviction in court if a tenant's rent is more than three days past due. The landlord can also end the tenancy by delivering an unconditional quit notice. NDCC SS 47-32-01
The Landlord's Required Notices:
Required Disclosures: Moving-in checklists are mandatory. In addition, a landlord must provide the tenant with an explanation of the conditions of the property at the date of the tenant's signing of the lease contract. Both the landlord as well as the tenant must sign the document. NDCC SS 47-16-07.2.
Extra Disclosures We recommend that you read the rules and regulations regarding the need to provide notices, particularly if the rental property is subject to rent control.
A Warrant of Habitability and withholding rent
Essential Rights: The tenants of North Dakota are legally entitled to a property that meets the minimum structural, health, and safety standards and is in good working order.
Responsibilities of the Landlord: The landlord is required to keep the rental property in good condition and suitable for human occupancy, which includes the maintenance of the plumbing, electrical as well as heating equipment. A warranty of habitability can't be modified or waived through the agreement between lease parties.
Tenant's Rights: The tenant is required to inform the landlord that repairs are required promptly. The landlord is required to give sufficient time to finish the repair. If the landlord is unable to complete repairs, then the tenant may make repairs and deduct the cost from the rent. NDCC 47-16-13 SS.
Notice: The tenant must always be able to provide the landlord with written notice of the tenant's plans to make the repairs himself. NDCC 47-16-13.
Other remedies: A tenant is also able to take on the landlord for damages and other costs through Small Claims Court. Additionally, the tenant can end the lease and move out of the property (this option is only used if there are serious repair issues or severe code violations.) NDCC SS 47-16-07.2.
* In addition to North Dakota state laws and regulations, we suggest that you speak with your local municipal officials to discuss all local rules and regulations regarding tenant rights regarding repairs.
Eviction, Termination, and Additional Rules
Non-conditional Quit Notification: The orders require the tenant to leave within a shorter time specified by the lease contract. For North Dakota, a landlord can use an unconditional quit notice in the event of one of these reasons: (1) the tenant's failure to settle rent in the three-day period prior to the deadline date (2) an unpaid tenant remaining after the lease has ended (3) an unpaid tenant remaining after an auction or other legal procedure that ends the lease (4) the tenant who violates a key clause in the lease as well as (5) an unintentional tenant employing a rental home in any way that conflicts with the lease. NDCC 47-32-02.
Eviction: A landlord can end a lease by issuing an unconditional quit notice in the event that the tenant does not comply with a fundamental condition of the lease contract. In order to evict the tenant, the landlord must provide to the tenant 3 days' prior notification of the landlord's intent to commence an eviction process. If the tenant does not resolve the issue or quit the rental property, the next step is to issue a Summons and Complaint. NDCC 47-32-02.
Victims of Domestic Violence: In North Dakota, the following rules govern domestic violence issues. (1) a landlord has the right to prove the tenant's status as a domestic violence victim (2) landlords cannot refuse to rent to a victim of domestic violence. A landlord can't deny rent to a person who is a victim of domestic violence (3) landlords cannot be able to delay the termination of a lease for a victim of. The landlord is not able to terminate early the lease of a tenant who is a victim of domestic violence (4) landlords who violate the provisions of early termination landlord who violate the rules that allow early termination is at risk of being liable for damages and attorney's fees, as well as costs or expenses (5) domestic victims of violence are entitled to a right to early termination (5) the landlord cannot divulge the information supplied by tenants tenant which records domestic violence. NDCC 47-16-17.1. 47-16-17.1.
Updated on 2022-06-07 21:33:49 by larry coleman