New Eviction Reporting

Just in time for peak rental season, I am pleased to announce three significant updates to our best-in-class tenant screening capabilities.

Our team of highly skilled software engineers has worked hard over the past few months upgrading our integration with TransUnion. This upgraded integration has three benefits for our landlords: improved evictions reporting, unbundled pricing, and control over who pays for the screening reports.

For landlords who have used Rentalutions to screen tenants, the change means that we are now giving you more information and more control for the same low price.

These updates are designed to help the 30,000+ landlords who use our platform to be efficient and profitable. If you’re not already using Rentalutions, get started for free now.

Improved Evictions Reporting

Eviction Report
One of the best ways to deal with problems is to avoid them before they occur. As a landlord, the most important thing you can do is avoid problem tenants. These tenants will cause hours of headaches and cost you thousands of dollars.

Fortunately, if you follow a thorough tenant screening process, you’ll be able to identify problem tenants before signing a lease.

One of the best ways to tell if a tenant will cause problems is knowing if he or she has ever been evicted from another rental property.

An eviction oftentimes means that the tenant caused damage to a rental or refused to pay rent. As a landlord, renting to these people is not worth the risk.

To help you avoid renting to tenants with prior evictions, we are now providing you with easy access to Nationwide Tenant Eviction Checks.

Our eviction reports pull from millions of records of eviction data from across the United States. You now have all the information you need to make an educated, informed decision.

Tenants can authorize you to view their eviction reports in just a few clicks. As soon as they complete the authorization, the reports will be available instantly inside your Rentalutions landlord account.

Knowledge is power. Be a powerful, informed landlord.

Updated, Unbundled Pricing

One of the questions that we frequently receive from landlords is whether they can purchase only the credit report or only the criminal background report. Unfortunately, this hasn’t been possible in the past. Things are different now.

We are excited to introduce a la carte pricing for our credit reports, nationwide criminal background reports, and new nationwide eviction reports.

In the past, there was only one option – to purchase the credit reports and criminal background checks together for $45.

We are now giving you the option to purchase the credit report for $25, the criminal background report for $20, and the eviction report for $15. If you want all three reports, there’s a 25% discount, for a total cost of $45.

Tenant Screening Pricing Comparison

This new pricing provides more flexibility to you, our amazing landlords.

Despite offering unbundled pricing, we still encourage you to thoroughly screen all prospective tenants by requiring each person to authorize all three reports.

It’s still 100% free to request online rental applications from prospective tenants.

Don’t already use Rentalutions? It’s free for your first unit. Get started today.

Control Over Who Pays

Although I require all prospective tenants to pay the tenant screening fees (I use the small fee as a way to screen tenants and see who’s serious), I understand that some landlords prefer to cover the costs themselves.

Based on the significant number of landlords asking for the ability to pay for the reports themselves, our team built this functionality.
Who Pays for Tenant Screening
Landlords who use Rentalutions to screen prospective tenants now have the ability to choose whether to pay for the reports, or to require tenants to pay for these fees.

More than 30,000 landlords use Rentalutions to manage properties in 8,000 zip codes across the United States. If you haven’t given our platform a try, you can get started here for free.

In addition to screening tenants, you can also create online rental listings to find tenants, create and electronically sign rental lease agreements, and collect rent online.

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  • Valeria Jones

    What if My applicant doesn’t fill out an online application from Rentalutions ( They Preferred to use a Paper Application) ? Can I still use your service to request that they complete the Tenant screenings?

    • Kasia Manolas

      Hi Valerie,
      In order to run a credit/background/eviction report in our system the tenant will need to fill out the rental application too. This shouldn’t take your tenant very long and that way you’ll have all of your information in one place. You can supplement the application with a paper application too.
      Let us know if you have any questions about this.
      Best,
      Kasia

  • Bjames9031

    I would like to report my tenant who I had to evict 2 years ago. Bounced checks and extensive damage done to property

    • Kasia Manolas

      Hi,
      If you evicted your tenant at court, then there is a public record that says your tenant was evicted. In the future, when that tenant applies to a rental property, that history of eviction would pop up, assuming the landlord runs an eviction report. Let us know if you have any other questions.
      Best,
      Kasia

      • Vitaliy Merkulov

        If your applicant is in CA or NY their eviction is hidden for 3 months after the eviction before it shows up in the evictions search. So it won’t show up right away.

  • Vitaliy Merkulov

    Now that credit reports are removing negative information for 12 million people in June 2017. Are you getting your evictions data from transunion? Or another source that will not be affected by this change?

    • Kasia Manolas

      Hi Vitaliy,
      Yes, we get evictions date from TransUnion but it’s not a part of the credit report. The evictions information is gathered from county records. Please let us know if you have any questions.
      Best,
      Kasia

  • Kasia Manolas

    Hi Rodney,
    Tenants are allowed to have guests. However, if the girlfriend is now living in the unit and she’s not on the lease, then that could be resolved by adding her to the lease and making sure both tenants are following all rules. If rent is paid on time and the property is well taken care of, is there a reason that the landlord objects to her being there? If it’s becoming a more serious issue for you, I recommend talking to a lawyer to find out the best way to go about the situation.
    Best,
    Kasia

  • Kasia Manolas

    Hi Mike,

    The only people who are liable for rent payments are the people who signed the lease. This means the wife is liable for the full rent amount. If she is unable to pay, she can be evicted. If the husband can help you pay rent, that would be the best solution. However, if he’s refusing to pay / you can’t contact him, then there’s nothing you can do about that. He’s not on the lease.

    Please let us know if you have questions about this.

    Best,
    Kasia

  • Kasia Manolas

    Hi Mike,

    Yes, that makes sense. If he hasn’t signed the lease then he isn’t a part of the agreement. All adults living in the unit need to sign the lease.

    Best,
    Kasia