Start screening tenants today

BiggerPockets and Smartmove powered by RentPrep have partnered to bring you one easy-to-use interface to easily screen tenants and manage reports FASTER than ever before.

Create report

We believe in helping you throughout your investment process. BiggerPockets's tenant screening service, developed in collaboration with RentPrep, provides all the tenant screening tools you need—in one place.

Report includes

Full credit report with score

SSN verification/address history

Nationwide eviction report

Judgment and liens

Bankruptcies

Nationwide criminal & sex offender search

How it works

Submit all of your tenant screening reports in one easy place.

Why is tenant screening important?

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Every landlord wants to find the best tenants—ones who will maintain the property as if it were their own, pay rent on time, and let you know proactively if any problems arise. But if you're relying on guesswork and good vibes to evaluate prospective tenants, you'll eventually run into trouble. You want to rent to great tenants, not mediocre ones that only seem great on the surface.

That's why a tenant background check and credit check is an essential to-do before signing a lease. With the information gleaned from BiggerPockets's tenant screening tools, you'll learn if a potential renter tends to pay their bills on time—or if they have several accounts in bad standing. Have they been convicted of property damage? You can find out with a criminal history.

Create a report

Input details about the tenant and property to auto generate a form to be sent to the prospective tenant.

Assign payment

Easily indicate if you, the landlord, or the prospective tenant should pay for the screening ($38/screening).

By submitting the report, the service sends an auto generated link to the tenant so they can complete their application.

Send screening

You're notified when screening is complete and can easily download and review the report.

Review report