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Provo renters won't need background checks

Provo renters won't need background checks



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PROVO, Utah (AP) -- A proposal to require background checks for every renter in Provo, except for Brigham Young University students, has been abandoned.

Instead, the city is considering a proposal to reward landlords with lower fees if they conduct background checks.

The city had been considering requiring landlords to conduct background checks for everyone who applies to rent a unit.

The only people who would have been exempt from the check would have been students at a school with a code of conduct.

BYU is the only school in Utah County with such a code.

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Information from: Deseret News

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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