Many large firms with their offices outside of Florida talk about National Tenant Eviction Databases which in our opinion is quite deceptive as eviction are filed with out social security numbers, drivers license, or date of birth. This make the task of checking eviction nationwide almost impossible at this time. To find an eviction one needs to know the counties that the applicant has live and then have access to that court house. It is important to point out that the only time an eviction will show up on a credit report if there was a count two judgment issued, which most landlords do not file for, as they only look for a count one eviction, for possession of the property.
When choosing to screen your tenants, make sure to find out if the screening service goes county by county to find possible evictions, especially when claims of a National Eviction Database are used.