I am glad he admitted up front that he had a felony on his record. He most likely told you because he know you would run a check and it would be better if he headed you off at the pass before you found out on your own.
Since he's being so sharing and open and honest, what does he say the felony was for. Some criminal reports - court records don't always list the actual original offense. Sometimes you even have to go all the way back to the arrest report.
I once had a guy who admitted to being a child molester. I thought, "Oh how nice1 He is being open and hoest with me!" Did I accept him as a tenant next door to my little kids? FU@# NO!!! (Any of you politically correct goofballs think I was illegally discriminating- go scratch! )
Thanks for the spelling correction jerky. He said he was lived in a house with other guys and one of em sold coke. He did a year for it as well as the other guys. This was 6 yrs ago. The "national criminal check" said he had nothing. In the future, should I use a better service for this type of check? Suggestions?
Looking for tenants among the criminal records is like trying to find something good to eat in a garbage can. I guess you can sometimes find something good to eat in a garbage can. But it is still garbage. Your tenant will be garbage. How far can you go back? Garbage is always garbage. No matter how long ago it was thrown in the can. You rent to this guy and you will find out why he came from garbage can.