Running a background check used to require a landlord to do a lot of the legwork. Calling around, making inquiries to the banking institution, and a variety of other tedious tasks to ensure your potential future tenant will pay their rent on time and allow other tenants to enjoy their apartments without any nuisances. These days are behind us, and performing a background check prior to your tenant moving in is getting easier, and easier.
As a landlord, one of the great programs that you'd benefit from is one called Onesite. Onesite is a management software system that allows you, as a apartment landlord, to screen your tenants within just a matter of seconds without the need for you to do anything on your own, essentially. What you need to do, as a landlord, is to have your potential renter fill out a paper application, then you would transfer the information from that application to the computer software system, Onesite. With the click of a button, Onesite will search through loads of information about that prospective tenant in a matter of seconds. Onesite will tell you whether they have had any run-ins with the law, owe any money on school loans, have ever been evicted from an apartment community within the last 10 years, have a criminal background, check their credit score, and even tell you if the cost of your apartments are too much for them to afford. The system will generate a Pass, Pass With Conditions, or Fail result that allows you to determine how much of a security deposit to charge them, or if you'd like to deny their application to rent one of your apartments.
One of the other advantages of using a software management system such as Onesite is that all of the information you input into the computer is stored in that residents future apartments' account, and then accessible through their stay at your community. This makes it easy for future apartment communities to screen this same renter based on the information you've provided into the system while they stayed at your community.
With the availability of Onesite, all apartment communities are able to quickly, and easily screen renters before they move in, ensuring that your rent is paid on-time (in most cases), and that the renter is an ideal candidate for living at your community. While there are some issues that can not be controlled, Onesite has certainly helped many communities do a quick background check prior to renting their apartments.