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Resident Screening: Tenant Background Check

Tenant background checks help landlords and property management companies optimize occupancy rates by using technology to help determine which applicants may qualify as tenants.

Tenant Background Check Services

Resident screening is not created equal. Proprietary databases, regularly updated public sources, and expert customer service combine to make First Advantage a leading choice for mitigating risk while remaining compliant with applicable laws.

Resident screening and tenant background check solutions give property managers, owners, and leasing agents access to screening reports to quickly and confidently review information that assists in qualifying prospective renters. Our focus is helping you move quality tenants through the process quickly, reduce the potential for bad debt, and promote safety within your community. Tenant background check services are designed to do just that.

Why First Advantage?

As a trusted resident screening partner to hundreds of properties, we value the trust our customers have placed in us. First Advantage is a team of talented professionals with years of experience in the residential applicant screening industry. We are a dedicated group of like-minded individuals, working together to drive technology and screening automation for property managers, owners, and leasing agents alike.

Residential Income Verification

A secure, user-friendly interface makes income verification a snap. Getting income information from prospective tenants is a good practice. Even better? Verifying their income. RightIncome® serves up the vital income data while keeping it simple for both property managers and tenants to use.

Residential Identity Verification

An important component of resident screening, RightID® uses government-issued IDs and applicant selfies to flag potential inconsistencies in the applicant’s identity. Leverage a convenient, mobile workflow – typically completed in under 2 minutes. Start Today!

Did You Know?

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Tenant Collections

Supplement your tenant background checks with support for tenant collections. When we search credit history, you have the option to select credit reports from any or all major bureaus, giving you the option to view credit bureau data for your applicants. 

Evictions & Skips

Helping you identify qualified applicants using our proprietary databases. Some evictions may not be reported to credit agencies,  but our database is updated with initial filings, possessions, and judgments gathered nationwide. Through the SkipWatch® Database, property managers and owners get access to a tenant’s timeliness of payments, lease disputes, and more.

Insight Advantage®

Our real-time analytics tool allows for operational reporting and benchmark comparisons for better decision making. This proprietary tool is user-friendly for ease in creating visualizations of large data sets that properties and/or management companies can use to spot trends, compare to peers, and deep-dive into change drivers.

Contact Us

Tell us about your business to help us identify the best screening solutions to meet your needs.

I am a Candidate seeking support for my background check.

I am a current Customer seeking support for my account.

I am a Prospect seeking to talk with sales.

Solutions to Exceed Your Standards

From criminal records checks to continuous monitoring, we’ve got you covered.

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About First Advantage

Along the applicant journey and beyond, leading HR teams around the globe rely on First Advantage for screening, verifications, safety, and compliance. Striking the balance between tech and people, our innovations help you Hire Smarter and Onboard Faster.
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