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Social security number

Can you do a background check without a social security number

If you do not get or want to collect social security numbers, you can do backgruond checks by contacting prior landlords (go back at least 2) and contacting employers and asking proof of income (check stubs, etc....). Although having a social security number is helpful by enabling you to see a credit history - it is possible to get somewhat of a picture without one.
Michael, you do have a legal right to obtain the tenants social security number. You want to ensure that you are able to complete background checks, credit checks, and/or employment verification. In addition to that you want to ensure that if they become delinquent and are evicted you are able to seek judgments and recover those damages.
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