Landlord verification is a crucial step during the leasing process; the most costly expense is a bad tenant. By communicating with an applicant's current and/or past landlord, you can gain valuable insight into an applicant's rental history. Hemlane streamlines this process by automating the creation of an Authorization for Release of Information form as soon as an applicant submits their application through Hemlane, allowing you to quickly download and share the authorization form.
For more information and a step-by-step process on how to minimize risk by properly screening applicants for your rental property, please view our resource article, "How to Screen Tenants for your Rental in 7 Steps", including the section 'Verify Rental History'.
When Does an Applicant Provide Consent for Their Release of Information?
When an applicant signs their application within Hemlane, they agree and authorize verification of the information on their application:
Where can I locate and print the Authorization of Release of Information Form?
Once an applicant has submitted their application, you can locate their Release of Information form within your Prospective Tenants tab.
Please navigate to the applicant's entry under your Prospective Tenants tab, then scroll to the very bottom of their 'Applications' section. Here you will see the option to print the form, directly below their uploaded documents:
Please click the [Print] button to take you to the printable or downloadable form:
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