The manual process is time-consuming and difficult, and until now, the burden has been on the property manager or landlord. At LandLord Verification™ tenants initiate the report request online and the system does the follow-up with past landlords. Past landlords fill out the form once online and the report is stored and available 24/7. It’s fast and efficient for everyone involved.
Reduce fraud and save time by submitting reports pro-actively, as a tenant leaves.
Reports accumulate giving you up to seven years of landlord verification reports.
All tenant screenings include an eviction check. However, not all evictions are completed and recorded. With LandLord Verification™ you can obtain information not available elsewhere like: whether an eviction was started but not completed, or “off the public record” Cash for Keys deals.
No. When a tenant registers on the site they “Authorize and give consent to current or past property owners/landlords, property managers, property management companies, or their representatives to release information regarding my tenancy for the purpose of verification.” In addition, when a landlord or property manager completes a report, they agree to the following: “I understand that when a tenant requests a verification from me, by registering their information on the LLV website and agreeing to the LLV Authorization and Consent and Terms of Service, they authorize and give their consent to current and past property owners/landlords, property managers, property management companies, and/or their representatives to release information regarding their tenancy for the purpose of verification. Verification includes but is not limited to: rent amount, payment history, security deposit, damage, evictions, etc. “ They also certify that they are authorized to submit this information. This is the same way a credit history is compiled. We are simply taking the landlord verification process online, rather than via phone, email and fax.
No. Simply stated, Fair Housing Laws prohibit discrimination based on: race, color, religion, creed, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, ancestry, familial status, source of income, disability, genetic information, and military status. In addition, it is important to check local fair housing laws. However, the LV™ report does not contain any questions pertaining to any of the above.
There are a number of methods we use to determine the legitimacy of the responding landlords/property managers. This starts with the information they use to register an account with us. If we determine they are not legitimate, we disable their account and if a report was generated, we remove it from the tenant’s history. Currently, we have a database of over 2000 verfified property managers/landlords.
No. Only the tenant’s name and past address(es) are visible on the report. All other searchable, personal tenant data is invisible, encrypted and safeguarded on the site.
We do not ask for, nor do we receive the tenant’s entire social security number. We ask for ONLY the last four digits of a tenant’s social security number, which allows for a more specific search result.
No. The printed report does not contain past landlord information.
We start with the assumption that the tenant will be paying for the report. However, landlords and property managers who will receive the report have the option to pay, if they desire to. The cost of a report is $7.95 and is only charged once a report is completed. Fees are non-refundable. If no report is generated, no charge is made. Payment can be made with a credit card, a Visa or Master Card DEBIT card, or a pre-paid card. WALMART: You can pick up a Walmart MoneyCard in any checkout lane at your local Walmart store. KROGER: You can purchase a Kroger Temporary debit card in any checkout lane at your local Kroger store. You can use cash during checkout to load money onto the card.
Yes. Under the heading “Resources” click on “Sample Report.”
Tenants may contact us in writing with their complaint. We can then contact the property manager/landlord and investigate the veracity of the complaint.
We do not keep reports longer than seven years. Once paid for,the report is available to the tenant any time up until a new report is requested. Individuals who filled out a report can access it at any time.
LandLord Verification™ is a platform that stores factual data voluntarily entered by participating parties. The questions asked on the report are fact-based questions and the answers should be easily to prove. You may also upload photos as evidence, if you like. In addition, most property management organizations and individuals maintain historical files of tenant data and can access them as evidence if necessary. We strongly discourage inputting false data on the website.