SimpliVerified conducts Residence Verification as part of its tenant screening procedure so that you can be sure that your rental applicants are disclosing accurate information about their address history. In this process, the applicants’ past landlords are contacted to verify residence information such as an address, dates of residence, rent amount, payment history, and lease fulfillment status when available. This tenant background check can help you assess the applicant’s reliability in fulfilling rental obligations.
Another importance of residence verification in your tenant background screening is that it can also help find criminal records if any. Some individuals will not provide accurate information or any information at all regarding their previous addresses as a way to hide their criminal felonies, misdemeanors, and related records.
The prospective tenants will fill out your rental application form, which should seek consent to discuss them with their former landlord. The information provided (i.e. landlord name or property management company, address, and contact details) can then serve as the basis to start the residence verification process.
For a hassle-free and quick residence verification process, entrust your background screening needs to SimpliVerified. Initial results are sent within 1-2 business days via an emailed report with updates to follow as they come in.