ScreeningWorks is a tenant screening service created for independent rental owners (IROs), small landlords, property managers, and leasing agents. The service offers eviction checks, criminal checks, credit evaluation, and more.
Guam, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands
California, Delaware, District of Columbia, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Nevada, New York, North Dakota, South Dakota, West Virginia, Wyoming
Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin
Pros: Convenient and easy to understand.
Cons: Unable to access all states criminal records.
Bottomline: Good software that aggregates and translates tenant data into an easy to read report.
400 5th Avenue, STE 120, Waltham, MA 02451-8706
1 (888) 401-7999
As far as who I use to physically run the credit/criminal history checks, I use a company called ScreeningWorks. They charge 30 bucks for the basic screening. All you need to do is collect some basic information on your application, collect the fee from the applicant and then you can go home and run the background checks on their website. There's a ton of different sites you can do this, I just happened to like screeningworks site.
I use screeningworks.com it does a good job and gives you something to fall back on should a tenant claim discrimination or whatever. This is still no substitute for calling their work and references though. It is also a one time fee per transaction, and not an annual fee
Use a tenant screening service. I use screeningworks.com. They check more than just credit - they check criminal background, SSN fraud, sexual offenders, and more. They also don't give you a copy of the applicants credit report which is a liability if you have it.
What is the price range of ScreeningWorks packages?
ScreeningWorks plans range from $17.50 to $29.95 per month, depending upon the state.
See our full pricing table for more.
Does ScreeningWorks offer a free trial?
No, ScreeningWorks does not offer a free trial.
How do I sign up for the ScreeningWorks service?
Go here to join ScreeningWorks. Select the "Start Now" tab and follow the instructions. It takes less than 15 minutes to complete the sign up process. Once completed, you can begin screening applicants.
What is included in each "Applicant Screen"?
It depends on the state and package you purchase. Typically, SreeningWorks offers multi-state eviction checks, multi-state criminal checks, credit evaluation, national sex offender registry check, and social security number fraud check.
Will I receive a full credit report or FICO credit score?
No. Due to the National Credit Bureaus' consumer information protection requirements, ScreeningWorks is unable to provide a full credit report or a FICO credit score.