Delaware Tenant Screening
Required Disclosures (by Landlords)
Owner or Agent Information: On each written rental agreement, the landlord must prominently disclose the names and usual business addresses of all persons who are owners of the rental unit or the property of which the rental unit is a part, or the names and business addresses of their appointed resident agents. (25 Del. Code Ann. 5105)
Summary of Landlord-Tenant Code: A summary of the Landlord-Tenant Code, as prepared by the Consumer Protection Unit of the Attorney General’s Office or its successor agency, must be given to the new tenant at the beginning of the rental term. If the landlord fails to provide the summary, the tenant may plead ignorance of the law as a defense. (25 Del. Code Ann. § 5118)
Background Report Check for Delaware Tenant Screening:
- Criminal & Sex Offender Records – State search includes DE Department of Corrections, DE Sex Offender Registry and more.
- Eviction Records – The following counties are included Kent, New Castle and Sussex.
- Bankruptcies, Liens & Judgments – Counties often report to credit bureaus: Kent, New Castle and Sussex.