How is Rentler different than other online background checks?
Three factors separate Rentler from anything else you might find out there:
- There is no lengthy enrollment process—landlords simply sign up and begin using Rentler immediately.
- Rentler enables the rental applicant to initiate the screening process by giving his or her consent in a secure, online environment. This makes it so the landlord doesn’t have to go through onsite inspections in order to screen a potential tenant.
- Because the rental applicant initiates the screening, it posts to his or her credit file as a "soft inquiry" which does not affect his or her credit score.
- Rentler searches both county and national criminal background records. County searches are considered more comprehensive because they check records in every county across the United States and are updated daily. A county search includes all felony convictions and can also include misdemeanor convictions.