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Your Screening Risk

Effective resident screening combines credit and criminal background checks, application verifications and ongoing analysis of previous screening decisions. Screening Reports, the BetterNOI resident screening division, offers comprehensive, accurate and cost-effective screening designed exclusively for the multifamily industry.

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More information where it counts

Screening Reports provides the best combination of credit, criminal and eviction data by combining instant searches with county level researchers. Our system utilizes instant national databases and fee-based state and county systems PLUS we dispatch county researchers to courthouses across the country.

Clear, automated recommendations

Using your customized criteria model, each applicant is evaluated and receives a clear recommendation. At the top of the easy-to-read screening report, the Decision Overview shows concisely whether an application meets your standards. With multiple applicants, you'll know how each individual contributes to the application in all areas.

FollowMe Logic and National Criminal Records

A proprietary criminal history search using cross-referenced address verification and multi-county records analysis for the most up-to-date applicant scoring information available. Our system searches the addresses provided by the applicant PLUS addresses connected to their credit report that may have been omitted.

  • Verification options

    One of two national companies to offer call center rental and employment verification services.

What Aren't They Telling You?

Criminal background checks vary widely--make sure you understand which records you receive and WHICH ONES YOU DON'T!

BetterNOI Provides All Three Types of Research

Instant National Criminal Search

A collection of criminal records
25% of criminal convictions
National database search covers all states but may not go "deep"

Fee Based State / County Systems

A fee-based court search for non-participating courts
48% of criminal records
Adding state and county fee based search is more "depth"

County Researchers at Local Courthouses

Locally based criminal court researchers
A fleet of field researchers deployed to inaccessible counties
County court runners is the deepest level of research

Available Services

Screening Reports, the BetterNOI resident screening solution, provides the best combination of credit, criminal and eviction data, with decisions tailored around your specific leasing criteria.

Screening Reports generates easy-to-read reports from one or more major credit bureaus in seconds. Resident credit reports provide crucial information, including:

  • Clear leasing recommendations based on criteria designated by your organization
  • Detailed applicant information:
    • Previous address information
    • Credit history including outstanding debts and collection accounts
    • Open loans and third party inquiries

Our system utilizes three major credit bureaus to ensure you have access to the most complete and relevant credit information available. Each month, we execute thousands of automated decisions and process thousands of report transactions. Through Screening Reports, BetterNOI proudly serves conventional, tax credit and affordable properties.

Screening Reports offers one of the most comprehensive criminal background screening services in the multifamily industry. Our criminal research combines instant national database searches, fee based state and county systems and county researchers dispatched to courthouses across the country. Avoid the financial risk and liability risk of renting to applicants with documented criminal records. Our unique criminal record investigation unlocks the information you need, including:

  • Multi-state sex offender registry
  • Instant national criminal records
  • Fee based state and county databases
  • County courthouse filings not reported to any databases
  • U.S. Treasury Department's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) compliance

Our criminal searches are supported by advanced technology and unsurpassed customer service. Whether you choose a customized applicant scoring model, designed with your specific guidelines in mind, or an accredited multi-family risk model, our reports allow you to analyze criminal records and provide clear accept/decline guidelines based on your established criteria. This ensures consistent decision making, improves Fair Housing compliance, and relieves your staff from having to interpret criminal reports and other subjective data.

Unlock critical information regarding an applicant's previous rental performance. Not available in standard Equifax, Experian, and TransUnion credit reports, court eviction reports may be a useful predictor of an applicant's future rental outcome. For example, a record of past court actions, not limited to evictions, against an applicant, may suggest a higher level of risk that the applicant may not satisfactorily fulfill his/her lease obligations.

Our detailed information, taken directly from the court record, includes:
  • Defendant Name and Address
  • Case Type, Date and Number
  • Case Status, Claim Amount and/or Judgment
  • Plaintiff/Petitioner Name and Telephone Number
  • Court/County

Our court eviction reports are supported by advanced technology and unsurpassed customer service. Whether you choose a customized applicant scoring model, designed with your specific guidelines in mind, or an accredited multi-family risk model, our reports allow you to analyze eviction records and provide clear accept/decline guidelines based on your established criteria. This ensures consistent decision making, improves Fair Housing compliance, and relieves your staff from having to interpret criminal reports and other subjective data.

Our Social Security Search verifies social security numbers through the Social Security Administration's Verification Services.

A Social Security Number Trace locates state of issuance, AKA's found and previous locations of residences. This important step identifies additional jurisdictions for criminal record searches, beyond what the applicant may have provided.

The OFAC (Office of Foreign Asset Control) Search identifies individuals deemed to be a threat to the United States. The OFAC search pulls from the DoT's (Department of Treasury) database, aiding with your due diligence and complying with the Patriot Act.

Screening Reports verification specialists provide unbiased verification of income, rental, and employment history in accordance with your established acceptance criteria guidelines. We do not receive "leasing bonus" incentives or have personal relationships with applicants, making Fair Housing compliance easy, consistent and objective. All of our inquiries are made over the telephone whenever possible, rather than via mail or facsimile, to provide the fastest, most accurate information available.

Our employment and rental verification reports are supported by advanced technology and unsurpassed customer service. Whether you choose a customized applicant scoring model, designed with your specific guidelines in mind, or an accredited multi-family risk model, our reports allow you to analyze employment and rental records and provide clear accept/decline guidelines based on your established criteria. This ensures consistent decision making, improves Fair Housing compliance, and relieves your staff from having to interpret employment and rental records and other subjective data.

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