Credit Checks and Background Screenings through Avail are initiated by the applicant after being invited by the landlord. There are many benefits to this method.
- Does not show as an inquiry on applicant's credit report
- Does not negatively impact applicant's credit score
- No paper application forms
- No trying to read an applicant's handwriting
- No need to secure sensitive written information
- No need for landlord to collect application fee
All a landlord needs from their prospective tenant is a Name and Email. This contact information may already be on-file. Depending on landlord settings, renters who respond to a listing published through Avail may automatically be invited to complete a rental profile (default) or the full bundle.
Step 1: Check the applications page for pending or completed apps
From your Avail dashboard, open the unit you are accepting applications for and press on the Applications tab.
Review the list of applications to find out if one has already been started for your current candidate.
If you find your candidate's name listed and want to update the app so that they can order screening reports and authorize you to review them. Click on Request Now.
Step 2: If your current candidate is not listed, press Request Application
Step 3: Confirm application basics and send the email invitation.
Choose the reports desired and confirm who will pay the application fee
If desired, add custom questions to be added to the application.
Enter the names and email addresses of all prospective tenants.
Notes: Full names are suggested, but not required. Use the Add Applicant button to group roommates together; joint applicants still each pay an application fee.
Step 3: Customize as needed and send by pressing Send To Tenants at the bottom of the page
Enter a custom message to be seen by the prospective renter(s) and then send the invitation to apply for your property.
Note: In addition to this, it is suggested that you follow up with the candidates by phone or text to induce a sense of urgency and so the Email notice from Avail is not overlooked or dismissed as spam.