Tenant Screening Credit Reporting Agencies

Tenant screening companies provide information such as credit history, eviction information, rental payment history, identity verification, income and employment verification, and criminal background data to landlords, property management companies, and others. A tenant screening report with negative information in it, such as prior housing evictions, could result in a rejected lease application, or it could result in approval of the application but with tough conditions inserted into the lease agreement such as a requirement that you pay months of additional rent in advance or a higher security deposit. Many tenant screening companies won’t have information on you unless you apply for rental housing or otherwise authorize a landlord or property manager to obtain a report from them. 

If you are denied as a tenant,  “conditionally accepted”, or asked to pay a higher deposit or rent the landlord or property management company is REQUIRED to give you an adverse action notice so you may have the opportunity to correct any errors. The adverse action notice should contain the name of the tenant screening agency they used. The largest in the US are listed below.

Tenant Screening Companies


Provides tenant screening services, including employment and income verification, to property management companies and landlords.

To order your free report |

Website:    amrent.com
Phone: (888) 898-6196
Address: AmRent Consumer Assistance

PO Box 530091

Atlanta, GA 30353

AppFolio, Inc.

Provides tenant screening services to property management companies and landlords.

To order your free report |

Website:    appfolio.com
Phone: (866) 359-3630
Address: AppFolio Consumer Relations

70 Castilian Drive

Goleta, CA 93117

Contemporary Information Corp (CIC)

Provides background screening services for landlords and residential real estate management companies.

To order your free report |

Website:    cicreports.com
Phone: (888) 316-4242
Address: CIC Consumer Relations

3700 Crestwood Pkwy, #300

Duluth, GA 30096

Experian RentBureau

Collects rent payment history data from property owners and residential real estate managers, electronic rent payment services and collection companies, and makes that information available to the multifamily housing industry through tenant screening companies. Experian also includes some positive rent data it receives from Experian RentBureau in its standard credit reports. Positive rent data refers to payments that are paid as agreed between tenants and landlords.

To order your free report |

Website:    experian.com
Phone: (877) 704-4519
Address: Experian RentBureau

P.O. Box 26

Allen, TX 75013

First Advantage Resident Solutions

Provides tenant screening services for property managers, owners, and leasing agents.

To order your free report |

  • Fax, Email or Mail
Website:    fadv.com
Phone: (800) 845-6004
Address: First Advantage Consumer Center

P.O. Box 105292

Atlanta, GA 30348-5292

Real Page, Inc (LeasingDesk)

Provides consumer data, resident screening services to rental property owners and managers. Real Page has been acquired by Thoma Bravo LP.

To order your free report |

Website:    realpage.com
Phone: (866) 934-1124
Address: LeasingDesk Screening

Attn: Leasing Desk Screening Consumer


2201 Lakeside Blvd.

Richardson, TX 75082

SafeRent Solutions

Provides resident screening and an applicant resident risk score to property managers and landlords. SafeRent Solutions has been acquired by Park Hill Holdings.

To order your free report |

Website:    saferentsolutions.com
Phone: (888) 333-2413
Address: SafeRent Solutions

Consumer Relations

P.O. Box 3890

Coppell, TX 75019

Screening Reports, Inc.

Provides background screening services to rental property managers and building owners in the multifamily housing industry. Screening Reports, Inc. is a division of BetterNOI.

To order your free report |

  • Mail or Call
Website:    screeningreports.com
Phone: (866) 389-4042
Address: Screening Reports,Inc.

220 Gerry Drive

Wood Dale, IL 60191

TransUnion Rental Screening Solutions, Inc (TransUnion SmartMove)

Provides tenant screening reports, estimated income insights, resident risk scores, and leasing recommendations for independent landlords and residential real estate management companies.

To order your free report |

  • Call
Website:    mysmartmove.com
Phone: (866) 775-0961 (Option 4)
Address: TransUnion Rental Screening Solutions, Inc.

6430 South Fiddlers Green Circle, Suite 500

Greenwood Village, CO 80111