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Tenant Screening

Tenant Screening Products

Starter Packages: (All Packages include the option to add a recommendation at no charge)

Credit and Criminal Search

Credit Report + Address and Name History + National Sex Offender Search + Multi-State Criminal Search

Quick Check

Credit Report + Address and Name History + Multi-State Criminal Search + National Sex Offender Search + Eviction Search

Custom Package

Contact us to create a special package to meet your specific needs.

Full Consumer Report

Credit Report + Address and Name History + Multi-State Criminal Search + National Sex Offender Search + Current and Former Landlord Reference Search + Current Employment Verification Search

Comprehensive Report

Credit Report + Address and Name History + Multi-State Criminal Search + National Sex Offender Search + Current and Former Landlord Reference Search + Current Employment Verification Search

Online Application

Customizable online application available for any product or package

Lease Integration

Customizable lease integration that allows applicants to electronically sign the lease once approved based on the screening report.

Address and Credit

Address/SSN and Name History

Search verifies SSN and locates every known address applicant has resided based on a number of sources

Credit Score

Optional credit score added to any credit report or package

Credit Report

Standard credit report

Criminal Search Services

Multi-State Criminal Search

Criminal data from 45 states plus Washington DC, Puerto Rico, and Guam; 50 states plus Washington DC of sex offender data, OFAC, and more. This search is professionally reviewed and verified by staff.

Eviction Searches

Eviction data available from 50 states professionally reviewed
and verified by staff.

County Searches

County searches are conducted in any county in the U.S. by physically sending runners to county courts and searching records for the applicant history. This search is professionally reviewed and verified by staff.
*Price is based on a per name basis, pricing may vary by court

State Wide Search

State searches are conducted at the Administrator of the Courts (AOC) within a given state. This search is professionally reviewed and verified by staff

International Searches

Reference Verification

Current and Former Landlord Verification

Interview the landlords/managers based on the information provided by the applicant. Our in-house staff will verify the legitimacy of every reference by confirming data via tax and county assessors offices as well as cross-referencing with our Address/SSN and Name History Product.

Current Employment
Verification

Interview employer of applicant.
*Price is per reference. Note: $15 third party fees may apply if an employer only verifies through a Third Party Vendor

Tenant Screening Predictor FAQ

Why should I hire a Tenant Screening Company?

Violence, theft, drugs and other criminal activity are real risks that affect property managers as well as neighboring tenants. In addition to asking about criminal records on their rental application, many property owners and managers work with a professional screening agency to perform criminal and eviction background checks on prospective tenants as well as interviewing their current and former landlord and current employer. This helps to verify applicants claims and protects your property as well as your other tenants.

Why is there such a discrepancy between screening companies and the prices between each other?

All Tenant Screening searches are not the same, many companies offer several products that can be automated or have very little service provided on the order. It is our philosophy that if you hire us as a Tenant Screening company, you count on us to return results that are accurate. In order to honor this, we do not automate our criminal and eviction searches. Every state and county reports data differently, therefore an automated search will be extremely inaccurate and incomplete. The companies that fully automate their searches eliminate the use of in-house staff, therefore typically charge less for the price of the report. The companies that use their staff to research with lower courts and review the results may have a higher cost, but also provide a much more complete and accurate screening.

What is the turnaround time on reports from ACRAnet™? I'm afraid my candidate will apply at another property if I don't make a decision today.

Turnaround time depends on the reports requested, with most coming back within 6 hours. There are several report packages available, credit reports are returned within seconds, criminal and eviction reports are returned on average between 4-6 hours. The process of not automating the criminal and eviction searches and therefore placing an in-house professional to review the applicant and their records with the local courts increases the accuracy of what we return substantially. Verifying landlord and employer information can be between 2-3 business days depending on the reference. Via our system, you are able to see every service when they are completed even if the report is still pending, so if we are still waiting on references, you are still able to make a contingent response to the applicant upon the results of the completed background check.

How do we have to submit requests to ACRAnet?

ACRAnet has many ways that we can accommodate your screening requests. We offer a customizable online application that can display your letters and logos and allow your applicant to apply at any time and pay by credit card. We also have our secure online system that allows your employees to request and retrieve the screening, or you can fax your orders to our customer service staff.