Access to Your Criminal Records as You Apply for Private Housing

  1. How Private Landlords Learn About Your Criminal Record

    1. How do private landlords learn about my criminal record?

  2. Your Rights When a Private Landlord Runs a Criminal Background Check

    1. What must a private landlord do if they want to get a background check/tenant report on me?

    2. What information cannot be included in a private background check/tenant report in California?

    3. Do private background check companies have to make sure the information they report to a landlord in a tenant report is true and accurate?

    4. Does a private landlord have to tell me that the criminal record information that showed up in a private background check/tenant report is the reason I am not getting the apartment?

  3. Your Rights When a Private Landlord Directly Asks You About Your Criminal Record

    1. Can a private landlord ask me about convictions or arrests older than 7 years?

  4. Your Rights to Confidentiality When a Private Landlord Gathers Criminal Record Information on You

    1. Does the landlord have to protect and keep confidential my criminal record and other personal information?