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Guide to Understanding Tenant Screenings
All renters who go through the process of completing applications for available properties are usually aware of additional screening that takes place before rental acceptance is confirmed. There is a behind the scenes process that property managers, property owners or landlords go through when evaluating any consumer who has an interest in a rental home. This guide to understanding tenant screenings can be used to explore the process in detail.
What are Tenant Screenings?
Information that is asked on a rental application is not limited exclusively to a property owner for evaluation purposes. This information is also used to perform background checks, credit checks and other evaluations. Consent for these various checks is often granted by renters when signing a rental application.
Information That Screenings Provide:
1. Verification of income
2. Valid references
3. Evictions history
4. Criminal history
5. Credit score
6. Vehicle repossessions
7. Vantage score
Each screening is usually performed by a third party agency licensed to explore the history of a prospective tenant. Price ranges can vary for the services and the fees are sometimes offset by landlords or property management companies if rental applications are approved. Fees that are not absorbed by property owners or landlords are often passed on to renters after acceptance of an application.
Dealing with Screening Denials
The background process to examine renters is lengthy and normally completed over a period of three to seven business days. This time frame allows property managers or landlords to evaluate more than one applicant for the same rental property. Not all applications are approved after tenant screenings are completed. There are ways that a person can deal with denial when screenings are completed.
Causes of Rental Denials:
1. Bad rental history
2. Criminal charges found with background check
3. Poor credit repayment history
4. Bad references
If credit issues are one blockade to rental applications, a renter could ask a property owner if a co-signer can be used. Some companies welcome a co-signer who has good credit and is able to pass all screening processes. Some companies require a co-signer to own property or have rented property successfully in the past before approvals are processed.
Homes to Rent in Jacksonville, Florida
Rental homes are available using this JWB resource online. A dedicated search system is provided for all available homes currently renting inside and nearby the city of Jacksonville. The complete rental price is provided online as a research perk for renters. Updated property photographs and additional information is provided. Housing experts are available through this website and by telephone number to begin the application process for available homes to rent.