When one of the founders of CheckYourLandlord.com was looking to rent a house, he enlisted the help of a real estate broker who specializes in high-end properties.
The prospective renter and the broker both became skeptical about the ownership of a particular property after noticing warning signs, such as contradictory statements by the owner. This caused them to wonder if the property might be subject to foreclosure.
At this point, they both realized that there was no easy way to verify the ownership and lien status of the property, as well as the background of the owner.
After discussing this experience with others, they soon learned of the growing problem of landlord fraud committed against renters. While landlords routinely check on renters before accepting a lease, and there are hundreds of services to assist them with this, no service existed that would help a renter verify the claims of a potential landlord.
You can read about some of the various types of landlord fraud and rental scams and browse our news and video archive of related stories to see for yourself how this growing problem is affecting renters.
From this experience, CheckYourLandlord.com was born.
Our mission at CheckYourLandlord.com is to provide renters with peace of mind. We give renters the ability to take action to reduce the risk that they might become a victim of a scam or foreclosure that could cost them thousands of dollars and untold hours of distress.
The CheckYourLandlord.com executive team is comprised of experienced professionals with extensive backgrounds in the Real Estate, Finance and Legal fields. Do you want to learn more about us? Have a question?
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