How to execute a tenant background check

1Written by Tenant Screening Services, LLC

Once you have settled on a tenant to occupy your property, it is advisable to follow up with a tenant background screening. This will ensure that the information your potential tenant has disclosed is accurate and highlight to you any areas that require any further clarification. Here are 5 steps on how to execute a tenant background check;

Obtain credit reports for the applicant. – A landlord credit check report will help you identify tenants who a financially stable. Information such as foreclosures, bankruptcies, unlawful detainer lawsuits and evictions will be provided to you by a credit company with a credit score. A credit score of 620 is sufficient for renting an apartment. You can obtain your credit score from one of the following bureaus TransUnion, Experian and Equifax.

Pull a background check on your applicant from a verified tenant screening company – A background check will give you details on any criminal records and will run your tenant’s name on the sex offender database.

Contact the applicant’s employer – This will give you the chance to verify that your tenant is employed at the company stated by him/her and to confirm his/her income information.

Contact the applicant’s previous landlords – This will give you a chance in understand how your potential tenant will treat your property and if the previous landlords were happy with their tenant.

Contact the applicant’s personal references – Although this information may be biased, you may gather some information on the tenant’s character, demeanor and manner.


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