If you’re looking for a way to screen applicants, you may have stumbled across TransUnion rental screening. However, you may be unsure how to get it or use it. In this article, we’ll cover how easy it is to use TransUnion rental screening (in conjunction with RentRedi) in as little as 3 steps!
Invite Tenant to Apply
Once you have your RentRedi account set up (if you don’t already), you’ll need to invite the applicant to apply. Our tenant application is free (and the screening is only $35 for the tenant) and comes with a comprehensive set of questions. This means you can get a holistic picture of the tenant, their rental history, income, and employment history.
You can also use our free tenant prequalification feature before inviting a tenant to formally apply as a way of easily prescreening tenants.
Request the Screening
If you have auto-screening turned out, your request for the TransUnion rental screening will generate automatically after the tenant completes their application. They will complete a short verification process and the background check will be generated.
The TransUnion rental screening is only $35 and tenant-paid!
Review the TransUnion rental screening
After the tenant submits their application and approval for the background check, the Transunion rental screening will appear on your RentRedi dashboard.
You will get a complete background check:
- Credit check
- Criminal check
- Eviction report
- Customized leasing recommendation
When you’re looking at the report, check out how the tenant’s credit score compares to your minimum standards. (Most landlords are looking for around 600-650 for a minimum.) You can also review the criminal record and eviction records as well.
However, be aware of how the HUD’s requirements for reviewing a tenant’s criminal record and how it affects your denial of a tenant’s application. It is not uncommon for it to be against the HUD’s housing discrimination laws to prevent landlords from denying someone with a criminal record.
And voila! That’s all there is to it! Your background check will be generated in RentRedi’s dashboard where you can review both the application and the screening. Get a one-click accept and reject email right from our platform and easily find your new tenant!