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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. This standard is considered an addition of the crime free housing program.

What is the crime free housing program?

The crime free housing program was a program designed to reduce crime, drugs, and gang activity on apartment properties. This program was created by the Mesa Arizona Police Department in 1992.

Benefits Of Participating In The Crime Free Housing Program.

Costs Of Not Participating In The Crime Free Housing Program.

When criminals and other destructive tenants move into rental properties, communities and landlords suffer as a result. A few examples are:

So, we have the benefits and cost of using the crime free housing program. This program may not be a one-size-fits all, but cities and states that employ this program have seen reductions in crime in their neighborhood and increased property values. This includes fewer domestic disturbances, fewer police calls, fewer police visits, and overall increased community safety

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 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 website 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.

How much does it cost to conduct a tenant background check?

The price to conduct a tenant background search can vary from level of comprehensiveness. Our three packages range for tenant screening services include the basic tenant background check, standard tenant background check, and premium standard check. These tenant background check services prices range from $35, $50 to $65. For custom tenant background checks, we have an ala-carte background check system that allows customers to pick out the services they require for a tenant background check.

Do I need to sign up as a landlord, tenant or property management to conduct tenant verification services?

No. You do not need to sign up for an account to conduct tenant verification services.

How long does an eviction stay on your background?

An eviction stays on your record for 7 years.

Due to coronavirus can I be evicted out of my apartment?

Due to the CDC’s temporary eviction moratorium that was declared effective in September 4, 2020, qualified renters can temporarily halt residential evictions if certain conditions are meet and provide a sworn declaration of repayment.

What are the requirements for the temporary eviction moratorium?

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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