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Olivergn3, Other/Just Looking in Florida Area, New Or...

As a landlord what is the best way to do a tenant credit report check?

Asked by Olivergn3, Florida Area, New Orleans, LA Tue Mar 27, 2012

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There are many credit reports online that you can run his/her credit report. Don't choose those "free credit reports" because they won't give you all the details on the credit.
Equifax is a great one. You can also google for some agencies online then make sure your tenant signs a credit report authorization release and fax it or email to the agency.
Please note that a credit to be excellent must be 700+.

Good luck.

Gisele Zachar-Nashelsky
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Licensed in NY and FL
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There's a site-- http://www.mrlandlord.com -- that offers that service and others that you may find useful. Also, in addition to a credit report, you should also do a background check.

Hope that helps.
Web Reference: http://www.mrlandlord.com
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Don Tepper, Real Estate Pro in Burke, VA
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A local lender can do this for you. Form a relationship with a lender in your area. There will be a cost to them, so charge your tenant for the check and give the lender the money for their time. They may like being able to make a connection with the renter, since renters eventually become buyers.
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Scott's suggestion is good if they have not already done it in the last year. That sight is clunky, do it yourself so you know how it works before trying it in front of a prospect. Good luck,
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Scott makes excellent recommendations and that site works well, from my experience.

Good luck finding a great tenant!

Jim
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The best way is for you to pull their credit either online or througha local credit reporting company. Have them fill out a form and sign it. I have a couple of landlords i work with who have the tenant pull their report for free from annualcreditreport.com in front of them and print two copies, 1 for them and 1 for the tenant. They then get a true copy without any cost.
Web Reference: http://www.ScottSellsNH.com
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