On September 20th, an ordinance will be brought to the City Council that will discuss a limit on security deposits landlords can require as well as limiting the use criminal and credit history for potential tenants.
In an article from OregonLive.com, it is mentioned that the ordinance will evaluate the crimes that could no longer be considered when making a tenant decision, as well as provide a uniform way for tenants to dispute and provide more satisfactory information. While this is specific to Portland, it is always good to keep up on issues affecting tenant screening as trends like these seem to grow in popularity and can be adopted by surrounding areas and beyond.
Read the full article here, and we will keep you up to date on the status of this ordinance.
Please feel free to reach out to Advanced Reporting with all your tenant screening questions or concerns!