Rhode Island Tenant Screening
Contact Information: Landlord must disclose to the tenant in writing at or before the commencement of the tenancy the name and address of the person authorized to manage the premises, and an owner of the premises or a person authorized to act for and on behalf of the owner for the purpose of service of process and for the purpose of receiving notices and demands. (R.I. Gen. Laws § 34-18-20)
Code Violations: Before entering into any residential rental agreement, landlord must inform a prospective tenant of any outstanding minimum housing code violations which exist on the building that is the subject of the rental agreement. (R.I. Gen. Laws §34-18-22.1)
Foreclosure: A landlord who becomes delinquent on a mortgage securing real estate upon which the rental is located for a period of 120 days must notify the tenant that the property may be subject to foreclosure; and until the foreclosure occurs, the tenant must continue to pay rent to the landlord as provided under the rental agreement.
Background Check Coverage for Rhode Island Tenant Screening:
- Criminal & Sex Offender Records – A statewide search including RI Department Of Corrections and RI Sex Offender Registry.
- Eviction Records – The following counties are included Bristol, Kent, Newport, Providence and Washington.
- Bankruptcies, Liens & Judgments – The following counties are included Bristol, Kent, Newport, Providence and Washington.