The Right Tenant Makes All the Difference

The most important thing you can do to be successful in the rental business is to choose the right tenant. ScreenRenters makes it easy.

Applications and Tenant Screenings Done Smarter.

When it comes to finding the perfect renter for your property, you don’t need to reinvent the wheel. ScreenRenters’ online rental application and tenant screening is secure, convenient, and free for landlords. We’ll gather all the information you need from your potential renter and send you the reports instantly.

  • Contact Information
  • Rental History
  • Income and Employment
  • Criminal Background Check
  • Eviction History Report
  • Required Documents

Simple Online Rental Applications

Find great tenants with ease using our free online rental application. Our basic application covers the most essential information you’ll need to narrow your pool of applicants.

Invite your renter to apply directly by emailing them the application and screening request, or save time by posting your unique application link in your rental listing.

Tenant Screening

ScreenRenters’ tenant screening process is completely paperless and convenient. You’ll receive copies of your applicant’s credit report, criminal record, eviction report, and income insights. You can also request that the applicant upload additional documents, such as a government-issued ID or their most recent paystub.

ScreenRenters is completely free for landlords and since the reports are initiated by the applicant, it won’t hurt their credit score.

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Online Applications

Save time by using our free online rental application. You’ll get all the info you need to pre-screen your potential tenants.

Credit Reports

ScreenRenters credit check is a soft inquiry, so you get all the details without harming the credit score of your applicant.

Background Checks

Our background check for landlords reviews over 370+ million state and national databases so you don’t put other tenants or your property at risk.

Identity Verification

ScreenRenters partners with TransUnion to verify the identity of your applicant using out of pocket information.

TESTIMONIALS

ScreenRenters is the easiest screening service I’ve used. Account set up was super simple and the reports tell me all I need to know.

Janice Richards

I used ScreenRenters to apply for my last apartment and the whole process was very fast and easy.

Luiz Sousa

What’s Included

Free For Landlords

$39 for Applicants

Online Rental Application

TransUnion Credit Score

TransUnion Credit Report

Nationwide Criminal Report

Nationwide Eviction Report

Nationwide Sex Offender

Terrorist OFAC List

SSN Fraud Search

Identity Verification

Tenant Screening FAQs

What information does ScreenRenters collect?

While ScreenRenters believes in making the tenant screening process more accessible, we will never risk the safety of our users’ data. Hence, we only collect relevant information about tenants’ applications, including credit and criminal history. 

As a reminder, ScreenRenters will never:
– Request a payment outside of our website
– Request payment for non-screening purposes (such as a setup fee)
– Collect your personal information (SSN, DOB, etc.) outside your ScreenRenters account.
– Request that you enter into a lease agreement with us.

If you suspect that you have been defrauded, please report the case to your local law enforcement for assistance.

What is ScreenRenters?

ScreenRenters is an online rental application and tenant screening company. Our goal is to assist busy landlords and their rental applicants by providing easy access to information for tenant screening. We’re leveling the playing field by giving small landlords the same tools as large professional property management companies.

How does ScreenRenters work?

ScreenRenters is an online tenant screening company. Below is the procedure of our services:
1. The landlord must first create an account on ScreenRenters and provide basic information about their property. If you’re a returning user, you can simply log in to your account. 
2. Next, the landlord must request an applicant’s email address and input it into the server. The applicant will receive an email from ScreenRenters, which they can accept or decline. 
3. If the applicant accepts the invitation, they can, in turn, create a tenant account on ScreenRenters. They will receive several prompts to input information relevant to the screening process, including credit and criminal history. 
4. After the tenant fills in the information, the landlord will have access to view the disclosed data. 
5. Based on the landlord’s property information and the applicant’s data, ScreenRenters will make a leasing suggestion to assist in making an informed decision. 
6. Finally, the renter will receive a notification on whether the landlord approved or declined their application.

Who can access ScreenRenters?

During the screening procedure mentioned above, both the landlord and the renter will log on to ScreenRenters.com. ScreenRenters requires both members to actively participate in validating the application process. This requirement ensures the service remains safe and secure for our users.

What does “customer-initiated service” mean?

With ScreenRenters, unlike other tenant screening services, the customer initiates the release of their credit and criminal data. Both landlords and customers gain from this arrangement. It saves landlords time and money by reducing the paperwork and time it takes to conduct a credit inquiry on a tenant. Consumers who provide their data trigger a “soft inquiry,” which does not affect their credit score.

What do I need to use ScreenRenters?

For security measures, ScreenRenters is an online service. Landlords and applicants will require:

-Internet access: Since ScreenRenters is an online service, you will not be able to access our servers without a stable internet. If you have difficulty, you may try public Wi-Fi. However, you should ensure it is a trusted connection. 

-Individual email addresses: Landlords and prospective tenants will require separate email addresses. If there is more than one potential renter, the landlord will need to create different rental profiles for each candidate with a different email address. 

What’s the length of the screening process?

The length of the process depends on how quickly each party can complete the steps and fill in the required information. ScreenRenters give instant results after the applicant confirms their identity and passes the online identity.

Why does ScreenRenters charge lower for their screening services compared to large companies?

Unlike larger property management companies, ScreenRenters is an online solution that obtains data from TransUnion CreditRetriever. Thus, by eliminating the cost of hosting and upkeep, we can provide more economically-friendly expert screening solutions.

How will the information I get help me make a decision?

Proper tenant screening can help landlords avoid disputes and late rental payments. With TransUnion’s advanced tools, ScreenRenters provides property owners swift and dependable tenant screening services. This information is crucial in helping you determine the eligibility of a prospective tenant’s application. Thus, you can make more informed decisions that are best for your investment. Besides, using our services also means tenants can forego the risk of compromising their data.

Whose credit and criminal information can I see?

Landlords can only see information from tenants that grant them approval. ScreenRenters only discloses credit and criminal information with permission from the applicant.

Why is ScreenRenters a good choice for independent property owners?

ScreenRenters is an excellent choice for independent property owners and small property management companies alike for two reasons:
1. Our pay-as-you-go charge system makes it ideal for landlords that do not require frequent screening services.
2. Our low-cost web services are on par with the large property management companies, making tenant screening readily available to property owners with fewer resources.

Can ScreenRenters perform a screening for a tenant that doesn’t have a social security number?

No, you can’t. At the moment, ScreenRenters can only support prospective tenants with a US social security number. Please, discuss further actions on the application process with the inquiring landlord.

What happens if I have more questions?

Don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any further inquiries.