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Birchwood Credit Services’ comprehensive suite of tenant screening services provides you with all the tools and resources you need to conduct thorough due diligence and ensure you're selecting the most qualified tenants.

Based on the exact criteria you choose, Birchwood's tenant screening solution helps you quickly and easily determine the potential risk of a tenant. It also provides many additional safeguards that make your tenant selection process even more refined and targeted.

Birchwood’s reliable technology delivers fast, accurate results so you can fill your properties quickly and ensure you’ve chosen the right tenants!

Birchwood Credit Services Offers the Total Tenant Screening Package:

  • Immediate Online Access
  • Complete Credit History
  • Fraud Search and Identity Validation
  • Nationwide Database Searches for: Eviction (Covering Millions of Eviction Records), Criminal Activity (Including Sex Offender, OFAC, and Alias)

Credit Reports: It’s all in the details.

Birchwood’s consumer credit reports provide an in-depth payment history in an easy to read format that helps you verify applicants’ identities and credit worthiness with greater accuracy and confidence.

Social Search 

This database search provides information on an applicant’s past addresses and movement patterns based on name and social security number (SSN). In addition to returning information on an SSN, Social Search provides a report with the following:

  • full name and/or alternate names used by an applicant
  • dates at listed addresses
  • age/date of birth
  • available phone information

Social Search is an investigative starting point for developing a more complete background check. Additionally, the report includes information on the validity of the SSN, including the state and year of issuance.

 

Rental Scorecard: If you don't know your tenant's history, you’ll likely end up paying for it.

Getting complete and accurate data on an applicant’s credit history is critical to minimizing your risk. Birchwood’s in-depth credit information makes approval, denial, and referral recommendations based on the specific criteria you set related to:

  • Credit score minimum - customizable with pass/fail/conditional parameters
  • Income-to-rent ratio
  • Existence of eviction records within a certain time frame
  • Collection accounts and public records - customizable by number of accounts or percentage of total trade lines
  • Conditions that need to be met related to charge offs/bad debt, bankruptcy, civil judgment, tax liens, criminal past and more
  • You can customize and set up multiple Rental Scorecard criteria preferences for each of your properties, making it simple and efficient to manage everything in one place.

National Eviction Search: Reduce your risk of vacancy.

Between property damage, lost rent, legal expenses, and the costs associated with filing a vacancy, the average cost of a single vacancy is $3,000. Birchwood reviews millions of eviction records and provides enhanced, heuristic matching on each query. Our data is kept current with daily updates on both judgments and filings enabling our system to deliver expansive results that reduce instances of duplicate records or incomplete data.

National Criminal Scan: Renting to the wrong person can be trouble for everyone.

Criminal activity poses a risk not only to you and your tenants, but to neighboring properties as well.  Birchwood will run your applicant's SSN through a national alias database, and when name variations are detected, send them through a high speed, multi-jurisdictional database that runs criminal scans to include:

  • Local Courts In All 50 States + D.C.
  • State Sex Offender Registries
  • Enforcement Databases
  • Department of Corrections
  • Department of Justice
  • OFAC & Terrorist Watch List Search

Bundled Service Options:

Products - Bundle Option 1 

  • TransUnion Credit Report with Hawk Alert
  • National Eviction Search
  • National Criminal Scan w/ Alias (Social Search)

Products - Bundle Option 2

  • TransUnion Credit Report with Hawk Alert
  • National Eviction Search
  • National Criminal Scan w/ Alias (Social Search)
  • Verification of Employment with Employer ID

Products - Bundle Option 3

  • TransUnion Credit Report with Hawk Alert
  • National Eviction Search
  • National Criminal Scan w/ Alias (Social Search)
  • Verification of Employment with Employer ID
  • Verification of Residence

Use Birchwood’s tenant screening services to help you choose the right tenant the first time. It’ll save you time, money, and aggravation.

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