7:50 AM, 15th May 2014, About 8 years ago 9
Does any one know whether it is possible for a landlord to commission a CRB check on prospective tenants?
I am a landlord with several properties but am now branching out into an HMO for single working people, it seems strange I would need this check to spend a few hours volunteering for a charity where there will be dozens of people floating around but that I am expected to allow tenants to share a house with strangers who could potentially be convicted axe murderers , rapists or thieves and have no knowledge of their past.
We ask if tenants have a criminal conviction but wouldn’t expect a real criminal to tell the truth.
I would like to know I have done everything possible to keep my tenants safe, and would be happy to pay the cost myself for peace of mind.