When real estate licensees are acting on behalf of a landlord to bring a tenant to the premises, it is commonplace for the real estate licensee to obtain a credit report regarding the prospective tenant. The right of a real estate agent to obtain such a report was set forth long ago in a Federal Trade Commission “Staff Commentary” on section 604 of the Fair Credit Reporting Act (“FCRA”).
The FTC Analysis
The FTC’s commentary regarding the FCRA states in part:
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