TenantAlert, a New Online Tenant Screening Service, Speeds Reviews
and Lowers Risk With Unique Colorblind Scoring Systems
Thursday August 14, 11:25 am ET
Includes Industry's Most Thorough Credit & Background Checks
PACIFIC PALISADES, Calif., Aug. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Apartment owners
and managers can now expedite and improve the tenant screening
process with TenantAlert (www.TenantAlert.com ), a new Internet-based
tenant screening service that instantly evaluates each prospective
renter against national consumer credit data, criminal and eviction
databases, two separate colorblind scoring systems designed to
predict tenant reliability, and a variety of other criteria.
The service saves time, significantly lowers landlords' risk
because of its comprehensiveness, and costs as little as $9.95
Traditional tenant screening may take several days and frequently
miss key information that can help identify potentially undesirable
tenants, and it can leave property owners and managers open to
charges of discrimination," said Jeff Cronrod, President of
Fidelity Information Corporation, which operates the TenantAlert service. "TenantAlert solves these problems with fast online
results, the most thorough and wide-ranging credit and reference
checks available today, and exclusive statistical tools to help
All TenantAlert reports include consumer credit information from
one or more of the three major credit bureaus -- Experian, Equifax
or Transunion. Registered TenantAlert clients also have free access
to information on delinquent payment histories, property damage,
chronic violations, criminal activity, and other types of disturbances
reported to the Delinquent Tenant Cooperative. Registered users
also can instantly report delinquent tenants to the three bureaus
and the Delinquent Tenant Cooperative.
In addition, TenantAlert offers packages with various options
- An exclusive colorblind MatchMaker scoring system that enables
landlords to establish their preferred tenant profile based on
more than 20 different parameters. The system evaluates each applicant
according to those criteria and instantly returns a "recommend" or "not
- A credit-based TenantAlert Predictor Score (TAPS) that automatically
evaluates the credit information provided by the credit bureaus
translates it into a numerical score indicating the financial
renting to that particular applicant.
- Eviction/public record checks against all available nationwide
databases covering money judgments, possession-only judgments,
and property damage claims as well as eviction filings.
- National criminal background searches, including checks of
offender and terrorist databases as well as cross-checking of personal
information for criminal record verification.
- Fraud detection and personal information verification, ranging
comparison of information provided by the applicant against that
provided on credit reports, to social security number verification,
national address history, and bankruptcy searches.
- Credit grantor names and addresses, giving property owners
access to all of a prospective tenant's creditors for additional
All account usage data is available online at any time, enabling
property owners to search account activity by date, tenant name
or building name in order to compare it to their credit card
bills, calculate their rental traffic, or evaluate a manager's
TenantAlert also has established strategic alliances with TenantMail (www.TenantMail.com ) and Rent Recovery Service (www.ABadTenant.com ) for a complete tenant management solution. TenantMail helps ensure
timely rent payments by automatically invoicing tenants every month.
Rent Recovery Service offers programs for recouping delinquent
rent, including a unique flat-fee system that significantly lowers
the cost of pursuing delinquent tenants by eliminating contingency
For more information on TenantAlert's online tenant screening
service, visit www.TenantAlert.com .