AccuRental Tenant Screening Extends Services to Private Landlords

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Thorough credit checks and criminal record searches are no longer limited to property management companies. Private landlords can now access the same information.

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With the launch of AccuRental, however, landlord credit checks are as easy as a simple online form.

Strict inspection and dissemination regulations imposed by the Fair Credit Reporting Act ("FCRA") used to limit the availability of full tenant screening credit reports and national criminal record searches to established property management companies. Private landlords could only access such information after undergoing an extensive site inspection and background check. In addition, most tenant screening companies only offered to service private landlords if they agreed to expensive set up fees and high monthly minimums. For private landlords looking to rent only every 6 months or so, this was an impractical barrier.

With the launch of AccuRental, however, landlord credit checks are as easy as a simple online form. AccuRental utilizes an innovative applicant-initiated renter screening process that requires the landlord to only enter an applicant's name and email address. AccuRental then sends the applicant a link to a secured identity verification form where he/she directly consents to the credit and background check. Because the applicant interacts directly with AccuRental, the landlord does not need to submit to a lengthy approval process or site inspection. Instead, once the landlord signs up for a free membership with AccuRental, that landlord can begin screening applicants immediately.

All AccuRental tenant reports include the applicant's full credit report, FICO credit score, national criminal records, and national eviction history. There are no signup fees, no monthly minimums, and only a flat fee of $18 per tenant report. With AccuRental, the private landlord is finally put on the same playing field as the large property management companies.

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