RealChek LLC, like all companies that provide an actual credit report, are required to have an on-site inspection of the location of where credit reports are received and stored. Each situation is unique and the time will depend on the availability of a RealChek LLC employee or an outside source. You may use any of the other services immediately, except for the purchase of a credit report.
Yes, you may. We encourage you to charge an application fee as the first step in your screening procedure. If your applicant is unwilling to pay an application fee, then they may not have money to pay the rent or there is something in their past renting conduct which they are trying to hide. There are ways to deal with the application fee which we share with our members.
First, the President and Founder of RealChek has been a practicing attorney since 1974. He has written a book on landlording, lectures frequently, and oversees the creation of all forms and RealChek Legal Services, PLC which handles evictions (Michigan only) and collection matters. RealChek has annual seminars with featured speakers to cover current topics important to landlords and property managers. We are very hands-on and are always available to assist our members. This is worth the annual membership fee.