Tenant Screening Sample Report

We’ve compiled a sample report outlining each section and what it covers. Interested in which plans cover which portions of the report below? Head to our Plans & Pricing page for the complete lowdown.

Be sure to check out our SmartMove sample report too.

If you’re still early in the process you may want to check out our tenant screening guide.

To start we need the applicant’s name, date of birth, SSN and current address.
Provides a list of all known alias names associated with the SSN as well as when and where it was issued from the Social Security Administration. The addresses linked to the applicant will also appear, giving you information on the first and last time they were reported.
Includes information that our FCRA Certified Screeners find associated with your applicant. They are searching multiple record sources and cross referencing the information to ensure accuracy and compliancy. In other words, we’re looking for records that belong to your John Smith, not every other John Smith in the country.
Arrest and conviction records ranging from traffic offenses to violent crimes. This portion of our report is a big reason why there’s a turn-around time and the tenant screening reports are not instant. It takes a human touch to authenticate and verify the records before they’re put on a report you’ll use to make a major business decision. Rest assured that our FCRA Certified Screeners know what’s on the line for you and are here to help.
RentPrep finds more evictions because we don’t rely solely the national eviction database to find records. Since many evictions are misidentified by the courts, or missing from the national database, we sift through civil records in addition to the database searches to ensure landlords get a more comprehensive and complete report.
Financial burdens can mean future problems for tenants. An unpaid tax lien, or an executed judgment will likely mean that a tenant’s income-to-rent ratio is soon to change.
A tenant applicant that recently filed bankruptcy can be concerning for a landlord. But not as concerning as someone that has filed twice in the past 10 years. Our reports provide full details on the filing date and filing chapter over a 10 year period to help identify those tenants with a very high financial risk.
Ability to pay rent is obviously important, but no landlord wants a problematic tenant. This is why our Screeners ask current and previous landlords questions like – Did the tenant ever receive noise complaints from neighbors? Was there any damage to the rental unit? And ultimately the big question – Would you rent to this tenant again? None of these answers could ever be found in a database or credit report. Just good ol’ fashion phone calls and verification forms.
What does your credit report say about your employment? I’d be willing to bet it’s inaccurate. That’s because even though the credit bureaus collect employment information, it’s incorrect on over 23% of reports. And even if it’s correct, it will not provide information on current status, hire dates, position, or salary. An employment verification can provide all of this information because we ask the employers directly for it. No databases, just phone calls and verification forms.