Tenant Screening Solutions
CLICK THE TYPE OF TENANT SCREENING YOU ARE NEEDING:
Attract, Identify, and Select Quality Tenants
Resident selection is one of the most important responsibilities you have as a rental property owner or manager. Making the right decisions can improve occupancy levels, reduce bad debt and assure compliance with regulations. ACUTRAQ is dedicated to delivering prompt, accurate, high quality and cost efficient screening services on a consistent basis, backed by our excellent customer service. Trans Union credit reports, criminal background searches, sex offender searches and terrorist searches, motor vehicle reports, as well as, other useful reports to give you the crucial information you need to make an informed decision.
Custom Tenant Screening Packages Available:
- Nationwide Criminal Search
- 50 State Sex Offender Registry
- Credit Report *see credit bureau requirements below
- Current and Prior Landlord Verification
- Employment Verification
- IRS Income Verification
- On-line Application
- Automatic Lease Feature
- Decision Recommendation Feature (pass/fail)
- Renters Insurance
- and more
SAMPLE – TENANT SCREENING REPORT – CLICK TO VIEW FULL REPORT
LANDLORDS CAN CAPTURE APPLICANTS INFO QUICKLY AND EASILY
OTHER GREAT FEATURES INCLUDE:
- Allow applicants to complete application quickly and efficiently.
- Certain features can be customized to meet your needs.
- Allows Property Manager the ability to view the application and background check in one central location.
- Allows applicants to pay the application fee, security deposits, rent, etc.
- Payments taken deposited in account designated by landlord/management company
- No hassle set up to receive application fee.
- Saves time and allows staff to focus on other task.
- Allows relocating applicants the ability to complete application quickly and conveniently
- Applicants can apply and pay for background check all in one simple step.
We offer custom quotes, volume discounts, price breaks for bundling with employment screening, and custom solutions for every type of property owner, employer, and volunteer organizations. We will meet your needs.
We provide Tenant Background Checks as well as Pre-Employment Screening nationwide with offices located in Northwest Arkansas, Houston Texas, Broward County Florida, and Springfield,
A tenant background screening credit report, furnished by a Trans Union, offers a look at a prospective tenant’s credit history. It comes with a Vantage score, credit summary, financial summary, public records, credit history, prior inquiries and remarks. If they are not paying their utilities, and other important debts, they probably will not pay rent. This is a crucial component of the tenant background screening process.
Multi-jurisdictional criminal databases are a must in the tenant screening process. A national background check is an investigation into a person’s identity and past. Unlike local background checks, the national background check focuses on investigating details of a person’s life throughout most of the entire country.
Expanding the scope of a background screening search to include national criminal databases (often called multi-state or multi-jurisdictional criminal databases) benefits the landlord with one more layer of due diligence in the screening process. An applicant could vacation or visit another state other than the ones they live in and commit a crime. The National Criminal Background search is an inexpensive way to reveal those criminals who are trying to hide their crimes in other states.
National Criminal Background searches include criminal history data records from over 1,000 counties and department of corrections nationwide plus the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and Guam. We search over 375 million records, and have the largest criminal database available.
When you pull with the online service, you receive instant turnaround.
National Criminal Background Search
National Criminal Background searches include criminal history data records from over 1,000 counties and department of corrections nationwide plus the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and Guam. We search over 360 million records. The largest criminal database available.
National Criminal Background Search Plus
When the National Criminal Background Search is combined with our National Sex Offender Search and a fourteen source anti-terrorism and national security database, the result is the most comprehensive multi-source criminal database available to employers today. National Criminal Background Search Plus includes over 360 million criminal, sex offender and security threat records from an unequaled 320 data sources.
Instant turnaround when you pull with on-line service.
In October of 2001, Federal legislation titled Uniting and Strengthening America by Providing Appropriate Tools Required to Intercept and Obstruct Terrorism, better known as the USA Patriot Act, was approved by Congress. The law was designed to combat money laundering and terrorist financing, and also expanded the range of industries required to conduct such screenings under existing laws and programs.
Federal law specifies that all individuals and organizations within the United States are responsible for ensuring that they do not undertake business dealings with an individual or entity listed on the Office of Foreign Asset Control (OFAC) Specially Designated Nationals (SDN) and Blocked Persons List.
Certain industries, including financial services, import/export and travel, have additional requirements. While the Patriot Act is Federal law, some states also have more restrictive requirements for certain types of businesses. ACUTRAQ recommends that employers check with their legal counsel or compliance officer to determine the appropriate level of screening for both new hires and existing employees.
Office of Foreign Asset Control Specially Designated Nationals (OFAC SDN)
The OFAC SDN list includes known terrorists, terrorist supporters, international narcotics traffickers and those engaged in activities related to the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction. At a minimum, all employers in the United States are legally required to comply with the OFAC requirements by screening their employees against the SDN list.
Nationwide coverage to identify registered sex offenders
ACUTRAQ’s National Sex Offender Background Search instantly checks for sex offender registration in all 50 states* plus the District of Columbia, Guam & Puerto Rico. The National Sex Offender Background Search also includes offender photos for all sources. It is critical for organizations with employees or volunteers that come into contact with children, the elderly or any vulnerable group to limit contact with convicted sex offenders.
A differentiator of ACUTRAQ’s National Sex Offender Background Search is that prior registrations are not purged from our database (except when required by law or court order). When a registered sex offender moves to another state, the original state usually removes the individual from its registry. While laws require the offender to register in his or her new state of residence, this does not always happen. Therefore, a search of the previous and current state registries may not return any matches for the applicant. Since National Sex Offender Background Search includes historical registrations, a match may still be found!
Scope of Search
National Sex Offender Background Search includes current and historical sex offender registration records from 50 states plus the District of Columbia, Guam & Puerto Rico. New and updated records from each registry are added to the database on a monthly basis. Please note that the types of crimes that require registration vary by state. Therefore, not all individuals convicted of a sex crime in one state may be included in another state’s registry.
Turn-around Time and Legal Compliance
Instant turn around. In the event that a sex offender record is found, the report typically includes information about the crime that resulted in the sex offender registration, type of registration, length of registration and the agency that recorded the registration information. When available, a photo of the offender is also included.
*The Nevada Department of Public Safety is prohibiting the use of their public sex offender registry information for commercial purposes and any distribution for business purposes will be prosecuted under the law. We are extremely disappointed that the Nevada Department of Public Safety is, in our opinion, taking a stance that may actually harm both the public and employers. Based on the Nevada Department of Public Safety’s policy, ACUTRAQ is no longer able to provide records from the Nevada Sex Offender Registry as part of our Sex Offender Search and National Criminal Search database searches. Please also be advised that Nevada Revised Statutes 179B.270 also restricts the use of sex offender registration information obtained from the registry and imposes a penalty of $25,000 for violations. We encourage you to seek the advice of your legal counsel before searching the registry directly and/or using registry information in conjunction with any adverse decision. If you so choose, the registry may be accessed directly at http://www.nvsexoffenders.gov/Search.aspx
ACUTRAQ’S Social Security Trace assists in detecting identity theft. The information contained includes name the social security number was issued to, alias names, state the social security number was issued from, and addresses used in the past 10 years.
This information, which may not have been disclosed by the applicant, is a useful research tool to identify additional names and counties for criminal research. ACUTRAQ strongly recommends that a criminal search be conducted in each county of previous residence during the past seven years.
By identifying criminal misconduct of employees, Criminal Watch List search helps your clients create a safer work environment and improve business performance. Criminal Watch List search regularly scans nationwide criminal databases and delivers notifications when criminal records are found. With Criminal Watch List search, your clients can easily stay informed of employees’ criminal history. Frequently overlooked, this post-hire screening tool is critical to fully manage the risks associated with workplace theft and violence. Criminal Watch List search works in conjunction with our criminal background screening services.
Tenant Eviction Search
Eviction background screening searches are provided by state. Court records are searched for eviction data.
Some states are instant searches and others may take as long as 24-48 hours.
ACUTRAQ provides a website for an electronic enrollment option that enables new residents to quickly and easily enroll right at lease signing.
ACUTRAQ’s solution will allow you to meet your renter’s insurance goals and increase profitability by decreasing losses due to resident negligence.
- Simple Enrollment Process for Residents
- Tracking & Monitoring Tool for Landlords
- Integrated Solution
- Superior Rating
ACUTRAQ’S tenant background screening specialist will contact the applicant’s current and/or previous landlord to verify rental history, payment history, resident status, etc.
ACUTRAQ’S employment verification specialist will contact the employer to verify information reported by the employee on a job application or resume. The report will contain dates of employment, last position held and eligibility for rehire.
Current/Previous Landlord Verification
ACUTRAQ’s tenant background screening specialist will contact the applicant’s current and/or previous landlord to verify rental history, payment history, resident status, etc. This saves the manager’s time and allows them spend their efforts collecting rents and providing better customer service to current tenants.
Employment History Verification
ACUTRAQ’s employment verification specialist will contact the employer to verify information reported by the applicant on the rental application. The report contains dates of employment, position held and income amount (when available). This saves the manager’s time and allows them spend their efforts collecting rents and providing better customer service to current tenants.
ACUTRAQ will contact the references provided by the applicant. A verification specialist will ask questions pertaining to the reference’s relationship with the applicant, length of time known and overall character of the applicant.
IDENTITY THEFT INSURANCE
- Check for identity theft – has a criminal impersonated you?
- Reduce worry before applying for a new job – review what employers may see during a background check
- Guard against incorrect or old information being reported about you by courts or government agencies