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Tenant Screening

Every tenant has a story. Just don't expect to read everyone like an open book.


Unqualified rental decisions could end up costing your properties thousands of dollars in landlord/tenant legal actions, turnover costs, and bad debt write-offs.

Our tenant screening solutions can help with multi-family properties and student housing (we serve more than 100 area colleges and universities nationwide). We also offer back-end debt collection services through our sister company BYL Collection Services.

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Our suite of screening services make applicant decisions and tenant management easy

  • Access for unlimited number of users to our 24-hour web-enabled screening platform

  • Instant background, verification, and credit searches

  • Property management systems integration

  • Online access to detailed rental payment and rental collection histories

  • Corporate and international applicant screening

  • Debt collection services, where resident data is seamlessly transferred to an online debt collection platform

  • Complimentary pre-screening of applicant's income and asset analysis

  • Access to custom acceptance and denial letters

  • Run multiple searches simultaneously (for instance, joint applicant and guarantor)

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A manual review of potential 'hits' on a criminal record database search. Our trained and FCRA certified staff will review and update records prior to release, helping ensure accuracy, and reduce the risk of false-positive matches to your Applicant.

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What you get with our tenant screenings

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Identity Verification, SSN Trace, Address History

Identity Checks

Get instantaneous verification of identity, including: full name, social security number, date of birth, known aliases, and prior address history. A comprehensive search of individuals associated with the same SSN is also performed to prevent fraud.

Approximate turnaround time: instant

Tenant Eviction Record Search

Tenant Reliability Screens

Instantly search statewide court records to find out whether an applicant has a history of skips, property damage, or monies owed.

Approximate turnaround time: instant

National Criminal Database & Sex Offender Search

Criminal Searches

View criminal records from participating jurisdictions, administrative office of courts records, department of corrections, superior court index of felonies and misdemeanors and traffic court records, and sex offender records.

Approximate turnaround time: instant

County Criminal Court Search

Criminal Searches

county-level court search is often the most accurate, and up-to-date criminal search available. Records are manually and electronically researched at selected County Court(s) for criminal convictions including felony and misdemeanor offenses.

Approximate turnaround time: 1-3 days

International Watch List

Criminal Searches

county-level court search is often the most accurate, and up-to-date criminal search available. Records are manually and electronically researched at selected County Court(s) for criminal convictions including felony and misdemeanor offenses.

Approximate turnaround time: instant

Credit History Report & Credit Summary

Guarantor Financial History

Gain access to accurate and efficient financial analysis of the guarantor's (or applicant who is a self-guarantor) financial status. Instantly view FICO scores, summarized trade lines, and detailed credit history information.

Data includes: Open accounts, public filings such as tax liens, bankruptcies, judgments and eviction records, and payment histories. VeriFirst also helps prevent fraud by providing applicable fraud alerts.

RentForecast™

Rental History

RentForecast™ provides instant access to millions of resident payment history records, calculating a numeric risk score that predicts an Applicant’s ability to pay their rent on time. Rental history data is statistically analyzed along with other payment transaction data such as mobile phone payments, check writing, insufficient funds (NSF), payments for club memberships, and other alternative non-credit bureau data. This type of alternative data is not contributed to the credit bureaus today.

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Application Failure Alert

VeriFirst will monitor your weekly screening activity and send you a mobile-friendly alert  based on the risk tolerances that your company has defined. If adjustments are required to improve your Pass/Fail criteria, you'll be able to do so quickly.

Collection Services

Leverage additional risk management services including Consumer and Commercial Debt Collection. 

Learn more about our sister companies, Enterprise Recovery and BYL Collections

VeriGuide

Our VeriGuide Decision Assistant can help you make your decision quickly with an at-a-glance look at whether or not an applicant meets your requirements.

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