Stop wondering about what you don’t know — find out with a SmartMove Tenant Credit, Eviction and Background Check

  • Will this tenant pay rent on time?
  • Is this renter a risk to my other tenants?
  • Do I need to worry about safety?
  • Is this the right tenant for me?

These are questions almost all landlords and property owners ask when screening a tenant. But they can’t be answered with just reference checks (of people you’ve never met) or your gut decision. The most critical step that you can take to protect your rental property is to use a reputable tenant screening service and review tenant credit, eviction and background reports on your applicant.

To find out what you don’t know about rental applicants, you need to understand a tenant’s credit, criminal and eviction history. And you need it from a source you can trust.

With TransUnion SmartMove, a landlord can run a tenant credit check and a criminal background check online, in minutes. By getting better information about potential renters, you’ll make better decisions and find Great Tenants.

Great Reports

Credit, criminal, and eviction reports from TransUnion, so you have comprehensive and trustworthy tenant screening information

Great Convenience

Sign-up is all online and you can start screening tenants within minutes.

Great Tenants

Receive a credit-based renter recommendation. Combined with your reports and your instincts, SmartMove will help you pick the right tenant for your rental property.

Pick Your Tenant Screening Bundle

Tenant Screening

  • Credit-based ResidentScore
  • Credit screening certified by TransUnion
  • Customized leasing recommendation and deposit amount
  • National criminal background check

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QuickCheck PLUS
Tenant Screening

  • All the features of QuickCheck Tenant Screening PLUS

Full Credit Report

Eviction Report

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Who Pays for SmartMove?

As a landlord, you choose to pay for the service or have the applicant pay. Either way, there’s no charge until you use it.

Credit Score

Credit-based ResidentScore

Get a clearer picture of your rental applicants' financial situation with a TransUnion ResidentScore.

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Credit Report

Tenant Credit Reports

Check the payment history of your applicants with a full TransUnion SmartMove credit report.

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Criminal Report

Criminal Background Check

Millions of national and statewide criminal records, including public registries such as Most Wanted Databases and the National Sex Offender Public Registry.

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Eviction Report

Eviction History

Tenant screening services from TransUnion SmartMove can provide over 24 million records from all 50 states and Washington, DC.

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Tenant Credit Checks are objective

Tenant credit checks should be fast and easy. But for independent landlords like you, credit checks can sometimes be slow and difficult. And even if you can run a renter's credit, you might not get enough information for your money. Besides a credit score, you should also be able see a renter’s criminal background along with any eviction history to get the whole story. That’s why TransUnion Smartmove tenant credit check is the right move.

Wondering why you should choose TransUnion SmartMove for landlord credit and background checks? Founded in 2008, SmartMove helps landlords like you utilize powerful investigative tools and a comprehensive database of credit and criminal background information to run fast landlord credit and background checks. Now you can make informed decisions in a matter of minutes.

Run a renter's credit, criminal, and eviction check today online

Once you create your account, all you need to get started is your potential renter's email address. That's it. You can run a renter's credit report.

No set-up fees and no hidden fees. No contracts and no monthly commitments. And no waiting and no documentation.

You simply create an account and get started in minutes. You use it when you need it and pay as you go. You can even choose who pays each time — yourself or the renter.