Join the largest and fastest growing network of successful landlords protecting their investments with the strongest, most reliable, tenant screening solution. Rentec Protect brings you the most reliable credit, criminal, and eviction reports at a heavily discounted membership only price.


Rentec Protect is powered by the same great data that thousands of property managers rely upon for their property management software !

How it Works


Join the Club

All landlords and property managers qualify for membership. The monthly fee is only $15, paid annually.


Get free Reports

You receive one free premium screening package each month for the year saving you $180.


Forever Discount

Enjoy wholesale pricing on all screening packages ordered. Pay only $15 for the premium package that includes credit, criminal, and eviction.

ZERO RISK! We are so confident in the accuracy of the reports, that we offer you a 100% money back guarantee if you find any errors in the reports we’ve supplied.

Instant Tenant Screening Reports

Here is what you get with every premium tenant screening package

* Most states limit a landlord to a maximum review period of 7 years for criminal convictions.

Why Rentec Protect?

There are many tenant screening services out there, but most do not give you direct access to a tenant’s credit report. Rentec Direct is different because we do provide you instant access to retrieve a tenant’s credit report, criminal history, and eviction history instantly without any interaction from the tenant.

Here are some of the major differences between Rentec Direct membership and other services:

Rentec Direct Other Services
How quickly will I receive the background reports? All reports in our packages get delivered directly to you within 60 seconds. Reports can take from 30 minutes to 3 days to be returned, depending on how quickly the tenant can verify their identity.
Is the tenant involved in the order? Tenant interaction is not required. You order the report directly within your Rentec Direct portal and the reports show up for you in seconds. Tenant must go online and fill out a form verifying their identity and answering security questions. Once done, the tenant can authorise you to receive a copy of their report.
What do the reports cost me? You get one free premium package each month that includes nationwide criminal, eviction and credit report with FICO score. Thereafter premium tenant screening costs only $15 per applicant. No free reports. The average cost of reports from other services range from $25-45 per applicant.
Is the accuracy of the reports guaranteed? Absolutely! Rentec Direct partners with the best data sources available in the industry. If a record we provide is inaccurate we will gladly provide you a full refund. Other services generally do not guarantee the accuracy of their data. Even more, almost all other services do not offer a refund, even if the data is inaccurate.
Is a site inspection necessary? To obtain direct access to credit data, a site inspection is required by the credit bureaus to ensure you are a legitimate landlord. Rentec Direct covers this fee so it is no cost to you and it typically only takes a few days to schedule anywhere in the US.
Until the inspection is completed, you can still order packages that do not include the credit report such as criminal and eviction reports.
Yes, to obtain direct access to credit data every provider is required by law to get a site inspection. The average cost from other providers is $50 for the same site inspection.
Providers which state they do not require a site inspection are not operating legally or are offering a tenant initiated product which can take up to 3 days to return.
Who pays for the reports? It is your option to either pay for the reports yourself, or include the cost in your application fee to the tenant thereby letting them pay for it. The tenant is required to pay online for the reports with their credit card before you receive a copy.
Are there other reports available? Yes, besides the Premium Screening Package discussed here, you can also choose:
  • The Basic package that includes nationwide criminal plus address history for $7.
  • The Enhanced Package that includes nationwide criminal and nationwide eviction reports for $10.
  • Income Verification Report - With any package you can also add on an automated Income Verification Report at a discounted rate.
  • Bankruptcy, Judgments, Liens - A bankruptcy, judgments, and liens search is also available as an add-on to any package for $10.
  • We also offer each individual product within the packages ala-carte if you need a single type of report.
Yes, most other services also offer different packages, but not at these wholesale price points.
Are you a landlord managing less than 10 properties?

Rentec Protect works best for landlords with ten or more properties, but if you have less we’ve done the research on a couple trusted solutions which will work very well for you. Both of these solutions have been reviewed by Rentec Direct staff and confirmed to provide high quality reports and excellent customer service.

RentPrep provides landlords with the ability to order landlord initiated (instant) reports. This solution is best if you order tenant screening reports multiple times per quarter.

RentPrep reports include:

  • Transunion Credit Decision Report
  • FICO® Score Range
  • Nationwide Eviction Report
  • Nationwide Criminal & Sex Offender Search
  • SSN Verification / Address History
  • Income Verification Report

RentPrep also includes the option of a SmartMove Full Credit Report option that is tenant initiated.
ApplyConnect provides landlords with the ability to order tenant initiated reports. This method is best if you tend to order tenant screening reports less than once per month.

ApplyConnect reports include:

  • Full Experian Credit Report
  • Experian VantageScore® (comparable to FICO)
  • Nationwide Eviction Report
  • Nationwide Criminal & Sex Offender Search