If you are a landlord or property manager and have rental properties, background checks for tenants are one of the most valuable tools in the tenant screening process. It would be difficult to understate the value of knowing more about your prospective tenant before you turn the keys over to them. It goes without saying how much damage one bad tenant could cause.
At a minimum, landlords should run a credit report, a criminal report, and an eviction report. All three of these searches are packaged into a “Safe Tenant” package offered by United Background Checks (“UBC”). You can purchase any one of these valuable reports individually. But it is recommended to combine all three to save money and get a more comprehensive background check completed.
Although no one can predict the future and no screening process is perfect, background checks for tenants can tell a lot about an applicant. History has shown that prior rental experience is a fairly accurate indication of future rental payments and behavior.
Although there may be some places to access some of this information over the Internet, it would serve you well to have a professional background screening company compile and interpret the information. Untrained personnel often need assistance in acquiring, compiling, and understanding the data. Help with compliance to current laws is another reason to hire a professional. This is where we can help.
By knowing your applicant’s credit history, you will know if they have the intention of paying their rent. The criminal report will tell you if they have any criminal convictions in their recent history. The eviction report tells the story of whether they have had any evictions that were reported by previous landlords. Often, there are court records detailing a case against a non-paying tenant that will be provided in our Instant eviction reports.
There are other background checks for tenants reports that may be of interest to you as well. Residence verifications, for one, is a useful report. However, starting with the Safe Tenant package will meet most landlord and property manager’s needs. Results are virtually instant so you will quickly have the information you need to make an informed decision.
Opening a free account with UBC will allow you to access our password protected website and run your own background checks for landlords. You will have instant access to results any time day or night. The process couldn’t be more convenient. Opening an account is easy too. Contact us for a free quote and someone will contact you within one business day.
At UBC, we have dozens of background searches available. We create custom made packages that can suit your company’s specific needs and we serve many industries beyond just tenant screening.
Here are just some of the services available:
- Nationwide Criminal Database Search
- Credit Reports
- Statewide Criminal Reports
- Previous Employer Verifications
- Professional License Verifications
- Tenant Eviction Database Searches
- Social Security Trace Reports
- Motor Vehicle Reports
- CDL Verifications
- PSP Reports
- Nationwide Sex Offender Reports
- County Criminal Reports
- MedClear Pro Healthcare Searches
- International Searches
- Education Verifications
- Drug Screening Services
- And much more…
United Background Checks also offers several pre-packaged services for property managers such as:
“Safe Tenant” Screening Package
Includes Social Security Trace Report, Nationwide Criminal, Credit Report, and InstaEviction Database Search.
Running our Safe Tenant screens will give you the information you need to make an informed decision on your prospective tenants. It doesn’t mean all people who pass the background checks for tenants will be the perfect renter, but it does provide peace of mind knowing you’ve eliminated some of the bad ones before it was too late. Should you find yourself in a bad situation, there are some good ways of dealing with bad tenants too.
Hiring a full service background screening company is one of the best things you can do to protect your investment. UBC is a full service background screening provider ready to make leasing your properties easier.
Please call us or complete our short “Quote Request” form to get a free estimate.