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Renters’ Access Act: Tenant screening guidelines

The Renters’ Access Act supports fair access to housing by creating uniform screening criteria for applicants’ rental and credit history. Landlords should follow these guidelines when they screen prospective tenants.

The full law appears in Sections 9-1108 (3) and (4) and Section 9-810 of the Philadelphia Code. For more information, contact the Philadelphia Commission on Human Relations or the Fair Housing Commission.

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Renters’ Access Act: Tenant screening guidelines PDF The Renters' Access Act created uniform screening criteria for applicants' rental and credit history. These guidelines will help landlords and tenants comply with the regulations. October 13, 2021