(512) 563-7940 Allen@austintxpi.com


In June 2018 Investigator A.J. Keirn received a telephone call from Mrs. Penny Mosley of Fleming Island, Florida who explained that she had not been in contact with her brother, Clarence Blair Steele, since March 2018. Mrs. Mosley indicated that she was unable to contact her brother by cell phone and learned that he had been evicted from his apartment in Round Rock, Texas. Mrs. Mosley expressed concern for her brother’s welfare and wanted to offer him a place to live.

Investigator Keirn, during the investigation, was able to utilize an assortment of databases to determine Mr. Steele’s daily activity. On Friday, July 20, 2018 A.J. Keirn Investigations, LLC is happy to announce Mr. Steele was located in Round Rock, Texas.

After the happy reunion Mr. Steele plans on returning to Fleming Island, Florida to live with his sister.




Steps in conducting a background investigation on a new tenant

Require all prospective tenants to fill in a rental application form. This form will provide you with the necessary information to carry out a background and credit check. Ask for current contact details, the names and addresses of current and previous landlords and employers, social security number, driver’s license number and bank account numbers for credit check.

Include a credit report authorization form with the rental application. Section 604 of the Fair Credit Reporting Act requires that landlords ask permission before running a credit check. Of course, a landlord can deny a consumer the ability to rent if he or she does not wish to authorize a credit check. Landlords, not the credit reporting agency, are responsible for requesting and recording credit check authorizations.

Run a credit report for your applicants with all three main credit reporting bureaus: TransUnion, Experian and Equifax. Credit reports will tell you about your prospective tenant’s credit history: foreclosures, bankruptcies, unlawful detainer lawsuits, evictions and other credit-related public record events. They will also provide you with a credit score for each applicant. The credit score rates the financial reliability of the consumer; the higher the score the better.

Hire a company to conduct a background check on your applicants. A background check can include a state and national criminal report, a sex offender database search and prior address history verification.

Contact your applicant’s current and previous landlords to ask for references. Call the current employer to confirm income, and question other references to make sure the information provided on the application form is correct.

New Office!!

photoA.J. Keirn Investigations has expanded!! A.J. Keirn Investigations is now located within the law firm of Richardson and Cechura, PLLC located at 213 N. Mays St.; Round Rock, Texas 78664. A.J. Keirn Investigations can be contacted by e-mail at allen@austintxpi.com or at 512-563-7940.