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Rent Rite Directory adds tenant screening

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A national website that offers a free, searchable database of problem tenants for real estate brokers, agents, property managers, and landlords is now offering tenant screening services. Dallas-based Rent Rite Directory (RRD) launched in July 2010. The site's free incident reporting database tracks the records of tenants' previous residences and allows real estate professionals and landlords to share information on tenants who violate lease terms, including those who skip out on rent; have a history of late payments; destroy property; perpetrate crimes on site; pose as a "proxy" resident for someone else, often a criminal or someone otherwise unqualified; or commit other lease violations. The database also includes incidents of evictions filed, but not completed, and therefore not otherwise reported, the site said. As of mid-April, RRD is also offering tenant screening services that combine information from the incident reporting database with national credit and criminal...