Landlords routinely use consumer reports to evaluate potential tenants for residential property. These reports can include eviction histories, credit information, criminal history information, and other personal data. When applying as a tenant for an apartment or other residential property, you should ask the landlord if it will be pulling your consumer report(s). If the answer is yes, you should ask the landlord for the name of the consumer reporting agency, and obtain a copy of your consumer report to ensure that all information is accurate. Negative information in a consumer report could cause you to lose a rental opportunity. For this reason, if at all possible, we recommend holding off on submitting your lease application until after you can fact-check your report(s).
Some of the most common tenant screening companies are listed below. Click on the company's name to learn more about them.
Contemporary Information Corp. (CIC)
Phone: 800-288-4757 (option 5)
Address: 42913 Capital Drive, Unit 101, Lancaster, CA 93535
Address: P.O. Box 509124, San Diego, CA 92150
Address: P.O. Box 26, Allen, TX 75013
First Advantage Corporation Resident History Report
Address: P.O. Box 105292, Atlanta, GA 30348
Address: 4000 International Parkway, Carrollton, TX 75007
Screening Reports, Inc.
Address: 220 Gerry Drive, Wood Dale, IL 60191
Tenant Data Services
Address: P.O. Box 5404, Lincoln, NE 68505
TransUnion Rental Screening Solutions
Address: 6430 South Fiddlers Green Circle, Suite 500, Greenwood Village, CO 80111