Tenant Screening

On-the-spot applicant screening and decisioning based on your criteria to help you stay compliant with Fair Housing Laws and move in tenants faster.


Identifying qualified applicants helps you avoid increased turnover, costly maintenance repairs, and evictions headaches; for those reasons, screening is a critical step in the leasing process. We’ve made it easy with tenant screening built directly within AppFolio Property Manager. Your pre-set leasing criteria will then be used to calculate a decision, allowing you to stay compliant & help fill your vacancies with the most qualified renters.

Benefits of AppFolio's Built-in Tenant Screening:

Increased compliance

Higher occupancy rates

No manual double entry

Reduced risk of bad debt

Better-informed decisions

AppFolio Tenant Screening Packages

Choose from two screening packages.

Both options include rental history verification, an easy-to-read summary, and FICO credit score. Reports are displayed instantly in an easy-to-read format (Experian RentBureau rental payment history data included). If the prospective renter meets your screening criteria, offer them the place right then and there.

Instantly Access Your Most Important Screening Factor

Before approving a rental application, you need to know whether the applicant is able to consistently afford their monthly rent. Adding Income Verification Screening to your Screening package will help reduce the risk of fraud in your process and help your team quickly make better-informed decisions about applicants.

AppFolio Tenant Screening screen-factor

Pricing Packages:

Credit + Rental Payment History + Nationwide Eviction + Rental History Verification $15.00 per screen*
*Volume discounts apply
Credit + Rental Payment History + Nationwide Eviction + Rental History Verification + Criminal $20.00 per screen*
*Volume discounts apply
Add-On: Income Verification Screening can be added to either package for an additional $12 per completed application.
Brian Hartsell, Key Property Management
The tenant screening has given us a one-stop shop to do a comprehensive and diligent background check within the software. Brian Hartsell, Key Property Management

BRIAN HARTSELL   Key Property Management