What information do I need from my applicant to screen them?

checklistTenant Screening reports include vital information to help you make an educated decision on your applicant. Before you check your applicant’s background & credit you will need to have your tenant fill out a rental application with some required data to return complete and accurate reports. It is a good idea to ask for a photo ID along with the tenant application to verify the applicant’s identity. Often times an applicant uses a nickname or has illegible handwriting which can result in blank or inaccurate reports.

The tenant application needs to include these required fields when ordering a credit check:

  • Full legal name
  • Date of Birth
  • Current Address
  • Social Security Number

Credit reports will not be returned if the Name doesn’t match the Social Security Number on file with the credit bureaus.

The tenant application needs to include these required fields for ordering a background check:

  • Full legal name
  • Date of Birth
  • Current Address

Background checks will not be accurate if you don’t use the applicant’s full legal name or submit a date of birth.

The tenant application needs to include these required fields for ordering an eviction search:

  • Full legal name
  • Date of Birth
  • Current Address
  • Social Security Number

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