According to housing advocates and city officials, one out of every two people in Madison, Wisconsin are renters. That’s higher than Milwaukee, where less than 40% of residents are unit owners, according to 2011 Census data.
With this large population of renters, Madison County has, over the past couple of decades put in place laws that protected and favored the tenants.
This past November, Governor Scott Walker, signed Senate Bill 179, which intends to balance the legal relationship between landlords and tenants in the County.
Amongst other things, the Bill contains Act 108, which allows landlords to discriminate against a prospective tenant based on information obtained from a credit report or criminal history check.
With these impacting changes in legislation, landlords need now more than ever, a tenant screening company they can trust. One which can provide them with reliable, easy to access credit and background checks.
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