Verify the identity of renters by checking with the Social Security Administration and matching address history records to the individual. Knowing who you’re renting to seems like it should be simple, but in today’s world, you need additional assurances regarding the identity of any tenant. Get the peace of mind you need and minimize your risk by verifying the identity of any potential renter prior to signing a lease.
Additionally, you may discover hidden or undisclosed addresses where the potential tenant may have rented. If they failed to disclose the former rental address, then there may be a good reason. Perhaps he or she skipped out on rent or left the rental in terrible condition upon departure. Discovering these issues prior to signing the lease reduces your financial risk and protects your rental investment.