Free Tenant Screening. Make sure you’re renting to the right person.

With our free tenant screening you’ll get instant access to a tenant’s credit, criminal, and eviction reports – FREE to you!

Make sure your renting to the right person!

With our free tenant screening you’ll get instant access to a tenant’s credit, criminal, and eviction reports – FREE to you!

Free Tenant Screening

Rent with confidence by screening your tenants.

Get an easy-to-read, tenant screening report from TransUnionwhich includes a credit check, their criminal history, and a list of past evictions. We’ll even handle collecting the fee from the tenant so you don’t have to worry about it.

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all-in-one landlord solution

We make managing your rental property refreshingly easy.

Our free tenant screening report integrates with our rental application, online marketing, and renter management tools! It will make managing your property a breeze – even from afar. Plus it’s FREE. See how.

INTEGRATED rental applications

Get all the information you need to make the right decision.

When you utilize our online rental application, you’ll get a tenant’s screening report back instantly after they apply. And did we also mention we’ll automatically request references from their past landlords? 

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POWERFUL RENTAL MARKETING

Post across the web with a single click, for free.

Easily market your rental on dozens of websites with one simple property listing. Once the leads start piling in, use our free online application and tenant screening report to find to the best candidate. 

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A property listing page you can be proud of.

Easily share your unique property listing by text or email to any interested renters. With a click of a button, renters can apply and approve a tenant screening report all through our easy-to-use platform.

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MOBILE-FRIENDLY

Manage your properties wherever you are.

Stay up-to-date on who has applied to your property, access their screening reports, and find your ideal tenant, no matter where you go.

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I had so many leads, I couldn’t keep up! TurboTenant is over the top easy to use.

Donna (Novi, MI)

 

ADDITIONAL FEATURES

All you need to make managing your property a breeze.

Easy Craigslist Postings

Post a professional Craigslist listing with only a couple of clicks.

Renter Management

Track your lead, applicant, and lease information all in one place.

Professional Flyers

Print out flyers to hand out at showings and post around town.

Rent Estimate Reports

Use up-to-date market data to price your property perfectly.

Renters Insurance

Everyone can have the peace of mind of knowing they're covered.

Standard Rental Forms

Find state-specific legal forms in minutes when you need them.

Expert Resources

Get access to fair housing resources, helpful advice, and more.

Peace of Mind Security

Keep your renter’s sensitive info secure with bank-grade security.

24/7 Customer Support

We are always a quick message or phone call away if you ever need us.

Join 220,000+ landlords that choose TurboTenant to streamline rental applications and property management.

Our robust suite of free online tools will help you manage smarter.

Tenant Screening FAQs

Why should you screen a tenant?

 
Tenant screening is an essential part of protecting your rental investment. The profitability of your investment relies on the ability of your tenant to pay rent and pay it on time. Tenant screening will give you a great look into the financial health and history of your prospective tenant. It can provide you with quantitative data points when evaluating your pool of leads. Learn more about why a tenant background check is essential on our blog. 

What does a free screening report include?

Depending on which tenant screening report you chose, the following will be included: 

TurboReport – $35 Application Fee-most often paid by the applicant

Includes the following information:

  • Full Credit Report with a score from TransUnion
  • Payment History
  • Fraud Indicators
  • Credit Screening Recommendation (Accept, Conditional, Deny, etc.)
  • Full criminal background check (checks over 200 million records)
  • Collection History
  • Civil Records 
  • Inquiries

TurboReport Pro – $45 Application Fee-most often paid by the applicant

Includes all of the information above, plus an eviction report that includes the following information:

  • A full eviction check (compares over 25 million eviction records)
  • Failure to Pay Rent
  • Judgments for Rent, Possession, and Money
  • Unlawful Detainers
  • Writs and Warrants of Eviction

How do I pick a great tenant?

Our landlords tell us that their biggest problem is picking one tenant from a large pool of qualified leads. Tenant screening is the first step in gathering the quantitative data that is essential to narrowing down your tenant search. That combined with landlord references, and pet and smoking preferences will also help you narrow down your applicants. Social Media is also another great tool to use when deciding on a tenant. The key is to document everything and have the same criteria for every tenant evaluation, as well as following all law stated in the Federal Fair Housing Act. Learn more about social media and tenant screening

What is a good credit score when screening a tenant? 

There is a range, and we will guide you. Once you get back your free tenant screening report our screening partner, TransUnion will give you a recommendation based on that credit score. It’s similar to an A-F scale. Credit scores range from 850-350, and we will recommend that you Accept, Low Accept, Conditional Acceptance, or Decline. Learn more about what credit score everyone starts out with