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Tenant Background Check


What is a Tenant Background Check?

A tenant background check is consumer report that allows landlords to look through a tenant's rental history. A rental application background check allows a landlord to background check a tenant. The tenant verification services included are a nationwide criminal search, sex offender search, nationwide eviction report and a rental credit check. Our tenant background check has 3 distinct packages: basic tenant background check, standard tenant background check, and premium tenant background check.

Why should a landlord background check a tenant?

Landlords are recommended but not required to conduct a tenant background search on potential tenants. A landlord or a property management company would want to review a tenant’s rental history. This history can include a tenant’s criminal history, eviction reports, property damage history, credit history report, and assess the overall risk of renting out a property to a potential high-risk renter. Renting a property to a high-risk renter could be detrimental the neighborhood, community, and property.

How long does it take to get the results of a tenant background search?

Depending on what the tenant or landlord orders in a report the results may vary. Typical times are instant to three days. In the very rare occasion that we have to manually search a tenant’s rental history, the results could be as long as four weeks.

How to conduct a tenant background check?

When ordering a tenant background search, it’s a good start to know what does the landlord or property management company wants in a report. When filling out the rental application form, please fill out the tenant’s info like their social security number, current or previous address, first name, last name, date of birth, and the email you want the results to go too. You do not need an account to fill out the application.

What are the laws of tenant screening?

Conducting a background check on a tenant can seem very tedious if you don’t know your local and state background check laws. You can find out more about the rules and regulations regarding tenant background check laws in the resources provided by the local or state websites. A rule of thumb is to always check the Federal Credit Reporting Act(FCRA) or also pronounced as the Fair Credit Reporting Act Compliance Laws. Note: A tenant has a right to a copy of a consumer report which can be requested from the landlord or screening company. All tenants by law, have the right to dispute their consumer report to their respective jurisdiction.

Which site should I use to conduct background checks on tenants?

Choosing a site to provide tenant screening services isn’t extremely difficult. Make the sure the background check company in question is in compliance with the Federal Credit Report Act. Ask yourself these questions. Can you review their policies and procedures in handling consumer reports? Are the results accurate? How is the company’s customer service? What are reviews on their services? Lots of bad reviews could indicate bad business practices from said companies. Is the company new? This isn’t necessarily a bad thing but, more often than not an older company has a bigger reputation and more brand awareness than a smaller or newer company.

Do you have other solutions for tenant screening?

Absolutely, here at The Koleman Group LLC, we an API, designed for every landlord or property’s manager need. Our API, scales to all tenant screening needs. With our no code tenant background check integration, you can integrate our site into your process. Using this service, the customer is billed monthly per transaction. This is recommended for large scale property managers with many properties. You can learn more about tenant background check integration here.

Basic Tenant Background Check
$35.00

  • Nationwide Criminal Search
  • Sex Offender Search

  • Our most basic tenant screening.
    Designed for landlords and tenants. Specifically design for the crime free housing program.

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Standard Tenant Background Check
$50.00

  • Nationwide Criminal Search
  • National Eviction Reports
  • Sex Offender Search

  • Our standard tenant screening.
    Designed for landlords and tenants.
    Recommended for most properties. Designed for the crime free housing program.

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Premium Tenant Background Check
$65.00

  • Nationwide Criminal Search
  • National Eviction Reports
  • Credit Reports
  • Sex Offender Search

  • Our most comprehensive tenant screening.
    Designed for landlords and tenants.
    Recommended for high end properties. Designed for the crime free housing program.

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