Tenant Screening FAQ 2017-11-12T16:45:36+00:00

Tenant Screening FAQ

We are happy to answer any questions you may have regarding tenant screening. If you don’t find your answer here, please use the “Contact” link found at the bottom of this page.  We are here to help!


How does the online application work? 

The candidate completes the online application and electronic release which populate an online order ready for processing.  The process includes legal disclosures, authorization, digital signature, and the entering in of the applicant’s identifying information.

Does the applicant need to know we are doing a background check?

Yes, all applicants are required to complete the regulatory disclosure form and authorization agreement. We provide these forms to you electronically.

Which screening package should I choose?

Our premium packages, the Comprehensive Tenant and Comprehensive Employee, include a wealth of data enabling you to make an informed decision on your candidate. For individual property owners who only require an eviction report, address history, SSN verification and/or criminal history search, the Basic Tenant Package is ideal.

Who handles the compliance?

Applycheck handles all of the compliance for you.  When a report identifies a “Hit”, our Professional FCRA Certified Screeners will review each report to ensure the records are those of the actual candidate you are screening and reportable by Federal law.

Do I need an onsite inspection?

To order full credit reports, all credit bureaus require that you have a site inspection. It’s a simple process that usually lasts under 15 minutes.  First, Applycheck will order the site inspection.  Then, a contracted site inspector will visit you at a convenient time in your office.  They’ll verify that you are working in a secure environment that does not allow public access to your computer.  The site inspection fee is $59.00.  Once the inspection is complete, the inspection agency will notify Applycheck.  Upon passing the inspection, Applycheck will give you immediate access to credit reports!

What if I only need 1 report or don’t want a site inspection?

You can order the Basic Tenant Package which provides lots of information on your candidate but does not include a credit report.  We have designed this package for the individual owner since it does not necessitate a site inspection.