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How It Works - Tenant Screening Process for Individual Landlords

Ordering background reports and credit checks is easy once you've set up your E-Renter Individual Account.


Step 1: Place Order

Log in and enter tenant information:

  • Name
  • Social Security #
  • Date of birth
  • Present address*
  • Email address*

*Required if ordering credit check.


Step 2: Tenant's Hand-Signed Consent

Tenant consent to release information required by law (from rental application or separate form). This is separate and in addition to Step 3 below.

  • Fax to 1.866.614.1444, or
  • your tenant's signed consent form, or
  • Paperless Tenant Consent
    (See sidebar at right)


Step 3: Tenant Confirmation and Payment of $1.99 Fee
(Only if ordering credit check)

Application and tenant info must be confirmed. This is separate and in addition to Step 2 above.

  • Tenant receives email link to website.
  • Confirm application and info on website.
  • Pay $1.99 with credit card or debit card (with Visa or MasterCard logo).
    (See sidebar at right if tenant does not have email.)


Step 4: Report Delivered

Verified landlords can view their report. Unverified landlords receive email notice results are ready to view.

  • Background reports available within one-hour (Monday - Friday 8 am - 5 pm Pacific). Evenings and weekends: same-day service.
  • Credit Check (if ordered) will appear immediately following online confirmation (Step 3 above).


Pay only for the reports you need - no sign-up fees, no monthly fees, no minimums. Just pay as you go!

Individual Accounts:

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Paperless Tenant Consent

  • Login, go to My Account
  • Complete form with your name, address, SSN, and date of birth
  • Keep consent on file for 5 years

No Email for Tenant?
  • Provide link to tenant from your order confirmation.
  • Or, print and give tenant our E-Renter Tenant Information.
  • Confirmation can be completed on any computer.

You pay only for the reports you order. That's the E-Renter promise to you.

Sign up for your FREE E-Renter Account Now.

For more details about E-Renter services and reports, visit our Services page.
To compare the services available with Individual or Commercial E-Renter Accounts, click here.