What information will I receive with the tenant report?
You will have immediate access to the applicant’s application, including their contact information and uploaded documents. We will obtain an Equifax credit report and will run a national criminal background and national eviction search. We will then verify all of the applicant’s rental references for the past five years and their income. We will make a recommendation based on this information
What are the requirements for recommending an applicant?
We will recommend the application if the prospective tenants have no violent felonies in the past ten years, have no evictions or negative landlord reports in the past five years and if the household gross monthly income is at least three times the rent.
You don’t have any qualifications regarding the applicant’s credit?
HomeScreen does not have a minimum requirement for credit. We will share the applicant’s credit score, any open collections, any bankruptcy filings and any monthly payments on your credit report with you, but this information will not affect our recommendation.
How long does it take to receive a full recommendation report?
The credit, criminal and eviction searches will be completed the same business day the applicant applies. Verifying the references typically takes 2-5 business days. We will send you a full recommendation report on the fifth business day after the application is submitted, if not sooner.
Will you contact the applicant if they are not recommended?
Yes, we can send a denial letter on your behalf when an applicant does not meet our requirements. We will not do this automatically, however. You will need to contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like a denial letter sent.
What if the applicant is recommended by HomeScreen, but I do not want to rent to him/her?
In this case, we ask you to contact the applicant directly and explain why you have decided not to rent to him/her.
My properties are outside of the Tower Grove Area, can I still register?
Absolutely, we have no geographic limitations for screening. We welcome landlords from Saint Louis City, Saint Louis County, Illinois and beyond!