Tenant screening is very important in the rental process. Renting to the wrong applicant can be a costly mistake. By taking prudent steps in evaluating your perspective renter you can get the right renter into your community/rental unit.
There are many ways to screen tenant's credit. You can order your reports online via the internet. Some companies will return the credit report in real-time (instantly) and some will email the results back to you. You can fax the application to a tenant screening company or apartment association and they will fax the results back to the landlord. Some tenant screening companies will allow the member to call in with the information on the new renter.