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Tenant Screening

Tenant screening is one of the most important jobs of a property manager or landlord.  Learn about how to do it right at the Rentec Direct blog.

Rentec Protect: An Exclusive Tenant Screening Club for Your Rentals

Rentec Protect: An Exclusive Tenant Screening Club for Your Rentals

Introducing an exclusive tenant screening club to protect your rental properties and investments. Rentec Direct has long been the leader in tenant screening solutions for landlords and property managers by providing the best credit reports, criminal background checks, and eviction history searches on rental applicants.  Landlords and property managers use these reports to determine if […]

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Are All Tenant Screening Reports Created Equal?

By on November 22, 2017 in Education, Tenant Screening with 0 Comments
Are All Tenant Screening Reports Created Equal?

Ever notice that when you search for tenant screening on Google how every option you click claims to have the “best” reports?   With over 600,000 search results for “Tenant Screening”, how do you know which option really is the best and how do you know the reports you’ve ordered are accurate?   I’m going […]

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Tenant Screening Red Flags

By on October 19, 2017 in Tenant Screening with 2 Comments
Tenant Screening Red Flags

Landlords and property managers understand the importance of tenant screening to secure the most qualified applicant for your rental property.  Failing to properly screen your rental applicants can result in significant loss of income due to late or unpaid rent, property damages, or an ugly and expensive eviction. Establishing standard screening criteria helps landlords and property […]

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How to Create Written Tenant Screening Criteria

By on October 4, 2017 in Education, Tenant Screening with 2 Comments
How to Create Written Tenant Screening Criteria

One of your primary goals as a rental property owner or manager should include finding the most qualified tenant who will pay rent on time, follow lease terms, and take care of the property. And most importantly – you need to find this qualified tenant through legal avenues. Awareness of, and compliance with, Fair Housing […]

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From Vacant to Leased: A 4-Step Guide for Landlords to End Rental Vacancy

By on October 3, 2017 in Education, Tenant Screening with 0 Comments
From Vacant to Leased: A 4-Step Guide for Landlords to End Rental Vacancy

In order to get your vacant property leased and occupied in the shortest amount of time possible, you need to give your rental ad maximum exposure.    A proven method for getting maximum exposure for your rental vacancies involves placing rental ads in key locations online. A study from Apartments.com found that 61% of online […]

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The Fair Credit Reporting Act – Guide for Landlords

By on September 22, 2017 in Education, Tenant Screening with 0 Comments
The Fair Credit Reporting Act – Guide for Landlords

The following article is from the Federal Trade Commission’s  guidance on Using Consumer Reports: What Landlords Need to Know. Landlords and property managers are legally allowed to review a rental applicant’s consumer reports and run a background check to determine if he or she will be a qualified tenant. Housing providers will use a variety […]

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The Dos and Don’ts of a Tenant Interview

By on July 19, 2017 in Education, Tenant Screening with 6 Comments
The Dos and Don’ts of a Tenant Interview

Properly screening your tenants is the most important step a landlord can do to protect their investment property and management business. In order to ensure that you have responsible tenants, that not only pay their rent on time but also value and take care of their home, there are certain qualifications landlords use to evaluate […]

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New Full Credit Report for Tenant Screening

By on November 3, 2016 in Product Updates, Tenant Screening with 0 Comments
New Full Credit Report for Tenant Screening

Rentec Direct now offers a New Full Credit Report for tenant screening and software clients. The New Full Credit Report from Rentec Direct provides a detailed view of an applicant’s credit history including FICO credit score, payment patterns and payment history, bankruptcies, liens and judgements, collection accounts, SSN validation and residence and employment information. The […]

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Introducing A New and Simple Credit Access Application Process

By on June 2, 2016 in Education, Tenant Screening with 0 Comments
Introducing A New and Simple Credit Access Application Process

Rentec Direct is pleased to announce that we have simplified the tenant credit report access application process. Property managers and landlords can now submit an online application to in order to gain access to credit reports for tenant screening. The simplified application allows you to click through the options directly from your computer without needing […]

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Tenant Screening For The Smart Landlord

Tenant Screening For The Smart Landlord

You worked hard to own an investment property or build a career around managing rental properties.  Why jeopardize your effort by renting to an unqualified tenant that could cost you hundreds or thousands of dollars in lost rent, property damage or evictions.   Maybe you’ve been lucky. Great tenants.  On-time rent payments.  Full security deposit […]

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