Tenant screening that includes a tenant background check, a tenant criminal search and tenant eviction search should be conducted by you in each instance where a new applicant is considered for rent. Where this is the criteria for every applicant, it will minimize the risk of rental income loss and the perception of discrimination.
Eviction Database Services
Eviction Enhanced Plus Search
A robust eviction service that utilizes address history associated with the applicant’s SSN in addition to the core address submitted to search for evictions. Due to the limited identifiers on evictions and for a more accurate search, the house or
street number is used in addition to the zip code, first and last name to match records to your applicant. The search is a 7 year history and the typical information returned, if available, is the defendant’s name, address where evicted, date, judgment amount, dispositions status, the plaintiff and plaintiff phone number and the plaintiff’s attorney and phone number. Average turnaround time: Instant – 5 minutes. Coverage is provided in all 50 states and the District of Columbia, but certain jurisdictions and areas of low population density may provide limited data.
Tenant Credit Report
A Tenant Credit Report provides: credit history, payment history, debts, public records (e.g., bankruptcies, judgments), aliases, address history and credit score if available. A Tenant Credit Report is for non-employment purposes only and cannot be used for employment purposes. Federal, state and local laws may restrict or prohibit your use of the information provided. A signed authorization is required. The average turnaround time is instant. **Site inspection and end-user agreement required.
National Criminal Database (NCD) Checks
A National Criminal Database (NCD) Check is a check of a proprietary database, containing more than 1 billion records from counties, state departments of corrections (DOC); state administrative offices of the courts (AOC). NCD also includes the National Sex Offender Registry (NSOR) Check, a check of state sex offender registries from 50 states, the District of Columbia, Guam, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands and many Native American tribes (including offender photographs, where available), and the Global Watch List Check, a check of national and international databases, including FBI Most Wanted List, Interpol Fugitives List, Office of the Inspector General Health and Human Services (OIG/HHS/SAM Exclusions List, and Office of Foreign Assets Control Specially Designated National (OFAC SDN) List, and several state level Medicaid Sanctions lists. Also included is a proprietary database of previously completed reports. A full source description is available upon request.
Average turnaround time is same day.
**Please note, records that do not contain a date of birth may not be returned in any of the searches listed below.