Welcome to C.A.R.’s Tenant Screening

Trusted by 175,000 Agents, Brokers, and Landlords Since 1988.

Spot Red Flags with Better Data and Tools

Access more public records and get a free online application, TenantSelect score, and adverse action letter with every report.

Close Deals Faster with LeaseGuarantee

Help more tenants qualify and provide landlords with coverage as high as $10,000 for damages, lost rent, and legal fees. Learn More.

Get Access to Reports in Seconds

Get a full report seconds after the tenant applies online. Need it faster? Get underwritten to unlock credit reports with no tenant cooperation.


Reports are FREE for agents. Simply request “Bill My Tenant” at checkout and we’ll email the tenant to pay for the report.

Learn about the data we provide here.

  • Standard

  • Enhanced

  • Premium

    • Premium


    • LeaseGuarantee Analyzer
    • Credit Report
    • Credit Score
    • Nationwide Eviction
    • Nationwide Criminal
    • SSN Fraud
    • Public Records
    • Sex Offender
    • OFAC/Federal/Terrorist
    • Previous Address History
    • Telecheck

You or your tenant can save $5 on every report.

How it Works

Pick the option below that works best for you!

Get results seconds after the tenant submits their information

With this option, you don’t need to collect sensitive data or cash from your tenant. Simply provide your tenant’s name and email.

  1. Register a free account and select a tenant screening package.
  2. Enter the tenant’s name, email, and rental property address.
  3. Select tenant pay or enter your payment info.
  4. The tenant is emailed a link to complete an online application. Login to view the results seconds after the tenant has finished applying.
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Get results seconds after you submit the tenant’s information

With this option you’re in control of entering the tenant’s data and you get results in seconds without waiting for the tenant to apply online.

  1. Register a free account and select “Get Underwritten” in the menu.
  2. Upload a broker’s license, driver’s license, phone bill, and voided check.
  3. Schedule an onsite inspection of your home or commercial office.
  4. After the inspection you can get a credit report in seconds! There is no need to provide the tenant’s email.
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Questions? Email Us or Call Live Customer Support

Free Tenant Screening Tools

All accounts come with 24/7 access, a free TenantSelect decision, LeaseGuarantee, online rental application, adverse decision letter, and unlimited user accounts. Contact us to request a custom application link, employment screening or to collect supporting documents such as pay check stubs, bank statements, or W-2’s!

Custom online application and link

We’ll send an application to your prospective tenant on your behalf. Just provide their name and email when placing an order or we can create a custom application link you can share with applicants on your website or rental listings.

Collect Supporting Documents

Have applicants upload photos or documents to their online application such as W-2s, diver’s license, paycheck stubs, and other requirements. We make it easy for you to manage and track the leasing process from one location.

TenantSelect decision

TenantSelect is a recommendation tool to help you decline, approve, or approve tenants with conditions. It starts at 100 points and deducts points for negative criteria on the credit and background check. Use our proven algorithm or customize criteria.


Every applicant gets a LeaseGuarantee evaluation which includes an option to replace their security deposit. Landlords get coverage as high as $10,000 for damages, lost rent, and legal fees. With LeaseGuarantee you’ll qualify more applicants and help landlords reduce their risk.

Employment screening

Need to hire new team members? Ask us about adding employment background checks to your account to access criminal reports, drug tests, resume verifications, I-9 verification, and motor vehicle reports.

Custom packages

Use one of C.A.R.’s packages, or request additional tenant screening products such as county criminal searches, employment and landlord verification, Canadian credit reports, international background checks, and more.

Unlimited access and support

Access your reports and place orders 24/7. Have questions about the report results? Call us to get connected to live customer support immediately. We’ll help you read and analyze reports at no cost.

Unlimited properties and users

Add multiple rental properties to your account. Assign user permissions, usernames, and passwords so your employees can view only reports they order for properties they manage.

Adverse decision letter

A prepopulated adverse decision letter is included with every report.  Easily print or email it to applicants you decline to stay in compliance.

Client Testimonials

“I have successfully transitioned 20 properties from several other credit agencies to TenantAlert. The staff has made themselves available for any questions we have had throughout the process and have even worked, when necessary, directly with my staff. As a result the transition has been seamless. ”

RoseTerra ManagementMaggie Nieves-Sosa - Director, Transfer Department

“Turnaround time is quick, and you have online access to the accounts making our operation much more efficient. Customer service has been more than helpful during the transition period, and they are quick to respond to any inquiries. Overall we are very pleased with the service TenantAlert provided. ”

Breezy Point Cooperative, Inc. Denise Lopresti Neibel - Assistant General Manager

“Thank you for the very positive relationship we have had with your company over the years. As you know our premier product ApplyPort is used by major property management companies in the New York City area. With API integration to TenantAlert our clients can generate customized credit reports in less than 60 seconds. Our clients love it because their employees do not have to handle sensitive personal information. I recommend TenantAlert to any company that requires a fast, customizable and cost effective reporting solution. ”

OnlinebuildingsPeter Friebe - President

“During the past 15 years our company has used TenantAlert which offers high quality services to our company and our clients. The biggest project we worked on was to give access to our clients to process their reports through the system without us getting involved. The result was impressive as almost 95% of our clients’ reports go through the automated process. Also, the customer service response has been fantastic all these years with no issues for clients and agents. We highly recommend their services and look forward to working on other projects. ”

The Corcoran GroupMatt Tsopanidis - Commissions Manager

“We have been long time clients of TenantAlert and have been very satisfied with their level of efficiency and responsiveness. I honestly love the convenience and the ease with which you can navigate the site. It is also property specific so you know exactly which account to charge come billing time. Besides being cost effective, reports are readily available so prospective tenants do not have to wait long to get approved and as landlords, you get to rent your unit faster.

Westland Development Group, LLCDoris Albis

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