Updated: Jan 12
Tenant screening companies provide information such as credit history, eviction information, rental history verification, identity verification, and criminal background data to landlords, property management companies, and others.
If you are applying as a tenant for a residential property, ask the management company for the name(s) of consumer reporting company it will be using to screen you. Contact the screener(s) to fact-check your information and dispute suspected inaccuracies as needed. A tenant screening report with negative information in it, such as prior housing evictions, could result in a rejected lease application, or it may get approved but with tough conditions inserted into the lease agreement such as requiring you to pay twelve months of rent in advance. Errors in your tenant screening report shouldn’t keep you from finding a place to call home. If a landlord refuses to rent to you or charges you more because of something in a background check, be sure to know your rights and protections.
Provides background screening services, including employment and income verification, to property management companies and real estate related businesses.The company will provide one free report every 12 months if you request it.
Address: AmRent Consumer Assistance PO Box 530091 Atlanta, GA 30353
AppFolio, Inc Provides tenant screening services to property managers. The company will provide a free screening report if you request it.
Address: AppFolio Consumer Relations 50 Castilian Drive Goleta, CA 93117
Contemporary Information Corp. (CIC) Conducts background screening services for landlords and residential real estate management companies. The company will provide you with a free report if there is adverse action as a result of information in the report. The company will also provide you with a free disclosure of your “personal unlawful detainer (eviction) report” every 12 months if you request it.
Address: CIC Consumer Relations 42913 Capital Drive Unit 101 Lancaster, CA 93535
Experian RentBureau Collects rent payment history data from property owners and residential real estate managers, electronic rent payment services and collection companies, and makes that information available to the multifamily housing industry through tenant screening reporting companies. Experian also includes some positive rent data it receives from Experian RentBureau in its standard credit reports. Positive rent data refers to payments that are paid as agreed between tenants and landlords.The company will provide one free report every 12 months if you request it.
Website experian.com/rentbureau Request report form
Address Experian Rent Bureau P.O. Box 26 Allen, TX 75013
First Advantage Resident Solutions Provides background screening services for property managers, owners, and leasing agents. The company will provide one free report every 12 months if you request it. The company will also freeze your consumer report if you request it by calling or emailing.
Website fadv.com/resident-solutions Request report form
Address First Advantage Consumer Center P.O. Box 105292 Atlanta, GA30348-5292
Real Page, Inc. (LeasingDesk) Provides consumer data and “AI-enabled” risk scores to rental property owners and managers. The company will provide one free report every 12 months if you request it.
Address LeasingDesk Screening Attn: Consumer Relations 2201 Lakeside Blvd. Richardson, TX 75082
RentGrow, Inc. Provides resident screening services to property owners and managers. RentGrow is a wholly owned subsidiary of Yardi Systems, Inc.The company will provide a free screening report if you request it and if the company has a file on you.
Address RentGrow, Inc. Consumer Relations 117 Huntington Avenue Suite 1703 #74213 Boston, MA 02115
SafeRent Solutions Provides resident screening and an applicant resident risk score to property managers and landlords. Free report: The company will provide one free copy of your SafeRent Solutions consumer file every 12 months if you request it.
Address SafeRent Solutions Consumer Relations P.O. Box 3890 Coppell, TX 75019
Screening Reports, Inc. Provides background screening services to the
multifamily housing industry. The company will provide a free report if you request it and if you have submitted a rental application that was processed by Screening Reports, Inc.
Screening Reports, Inc.
220 Gerry Drive
Wood Dale, IL 60191
TransUnion Rental Screening Solutions, Inc. (TransUnion SmartMove) Provides tenant screening reports, estimated income insights, resident risk scores, and leasing recommendations for independent landlords and residential real estate management companies. Free report: The company will provide you with the tenant and income reports you authorized to landlords if you request it.
866-775-0961 (Option 4)
TransUnion Rental Screening Solutions, Inc.
6430 South Fiddlers Green Circle
Greenwood Village, CO 80111
Remember Rental screens will likely include a credit check. So always make sure your credit is up to par. If you have questions about your credit Contact us today to get clarity on your credit report and credit score. You can Schedule a FREE consultation with a Senior Credit Consultant today. CLICK BOOK NOW OR CALL 866-373-1377.