They’re checking you out, so it’s fair game to return the favor.

By Trulia
September 28, 2016

This article originally appeared on Money.

It’s standard practice for landlords to screen potential tenants. References, work history, banking information, and even your Social Security number are fair game. But what about your landlord’s references? How concerned should you be about trusting someone you hardly know with your private information?

Be it a company or an individual, a rental in New York, NY, or Atlanta, GA, before you hand over your Social, you might consider doing some research of your own. Here are six ways to conduct a landlord background check and screen your property manager before you sign a lease.

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