Evaluate
Your Screening Risk

Effective resident screening combines credit and criminal background checks, application verifications and ongoing analysis of previous screening decisions. BetterNOI offers comprehensive, accurate and cost-effective screening designed exclusively for the multifamily industry.

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More information where it counts

BetterNOI provides the best combination of credit, criminal and eviction data by combining instant searches with county level researchers. Our system utilizes instant national databases and fee-based state and county systems PLUS we dispatch county researchers to courthouses across the country to access records that may not appear on any database.

Clear, automated recommendations

Using your customized criteria model, each applicant is evaluated and receives a clear recommendation. At the top of the easy-to-read screening report, the Decision Overview shows concisely whether an application meets your standards. With multiple applicants, you'll know how each individual contributes to the application in all areas.

FollowMe Logic and National Criminal Records

A proprietary criminal history search using cross-referenced address verification and multi-county records analysis for the most up-to-date applicant scoring information available. Our system searches the addresses provided by the applicant PLUS addresses connected to their credit report that may have been omitted.

  • Verification options

    One of two national companies to offer call center rental and employment verification services.

What Aren't They Telling You?

Criminal background checks vary widely — make sure you understand which records you receive and WHICH ONES YOU DON'T!

BetterNOI Provides All Three Types of Research

Instant National Criminal Search

A collection of criminal records
25% of criminal convictions

National database search covers all states but may not go "deep"

Fee Based State / County Systems

A fee-based court search for non-participating courts
48% of criminal records

Adding state and county fee based search is more "depth"

County Researchers at Local Courthouses

Locally based criminal court researchers
A fleet of field researchers deployed to inaccessible counties

County court runners is the deepest level of research

Available Services

BetterNOI provides the best combination of credit, criminal and eviction data, with decisions tailored around your specific leasing criteria.

Our proprietary system generates easy-to-read reports from one or more major credit bureaus in seconds. Resident credit reports provide crucial information, including:

  • Clear leasing recommendations based on criteria designated by your organization
  • Detailed applicant information:
    • Previous address information
    • Credit history including outstanding debts and collection accounts
    • Open loans and third party inquiries

Our system utilizes three major credit bureaus to ensure you have access to the most complete and relevant credit information available. Each month, we execute thousands of automated decisions and process thousands of report transactions. Through Screening Reports, BetterNOI proudly serves conventional, tax credit and affordable properties.

BetterNOI offers one of the most comprehensive criminal background screening services in the multifamily industry. Our criminal research combines instant national database searches, fee based state and county systems and county researchers dispatched to courthouses across the country. Avoid the financial risk and liability risk of renting to applicants with documented criminal records. Our unique criminal record investigation unlocks the information you need, including:

  • Multi-state sex offender registry
  • Instant national criminal records
  • Fee based state and county databases
  • County courthouse filings not reported to any databases
  • U.S. Treasury Department's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) compliance

Our criminal searches are supported by advanced technology and unsurpassed customer service. Whether you choose a customized applicant scoring model, designed with your specific guidelines in mind, or an accredited multi-family risk model, our reports allow you to analyze criminal records and provide clear accept/decline guidelines based on your established criteria. This ensures consistent decision making, improves Fair Housing compliance, and relieves your staff from having to interpret criminal reports and other subjective data.

Unlock critical information regarding an applicant's previous rental performance. Not available in standard Equifax, Experian, and TransUnion credit reports, court eviction reports may be a useful predictor of an applicant's future rental outcome. For example, a record of past court actions, not limited to evictions, against an applicant, may suggest a higher level of risk that the applicant may not satisfactorily fulfill his/her lease obligations.

Our detailed information, taken directly from the court record, includes:
  • Defendant Name and Address
  • Case Type, Date and Number
  • Case Status, Claim Amount and/or Judgment
  • Plaintiff/Petitioner Name and Telephone Number
  • Court/County

Our court eviction reports are supported by advanced technology and unsurpassed customer service. Whether you choose a customized applicant scoring model, designed with your specific guidelines in mind, or an accredited multi-family risk model, our reports allow you to analyze eviction records and provide clear accept/decline guidelines based on your established criteria. This ensures consistent decision making, improves Fair Housing compliance, and relieves your staff from having to interpret criminal reports and other subjective data.

Our Social Security Search verifies social security numbers through the Social Security Administration's Verification Services.

A Social Security Number Trace locates state of issuance, AKA's found and previous locations of residences. This important step identifies additional jurisdictions for criminal record searches, beyond what the applicant may have provided.

The OFAC (Office of Foreign Asset Control) Search identifies individuals deemed to be a threat to the United States. The OFAC search pulls from the DoT's (Department of Treasury) database, aiding with your due diligence and complying with the Patriot Act.

BetterNOI verification specialists provide unbiased verification of income, rental, and employment history in accordance with your established acceptance criteria guidelines. We do not receive "leasing bonus" incentives or have personal relationships with applicants, making Fair Housing compliance easy, consistent and objective. All of our inquiries are made over the telephone whenever possible, rather than via mail or facsimile, to provide the fastest, most accurate information available.

Our employment and rental verification reports are supported by advanced technology and unsurpassed customer service. Whether you choose a customized applicant scoring model, designed with your specific guidelines in mind, or an accredited multi-family risk model, our reports allow you to analyze employment and rental records and provide clear accept/decline guidelines based on your established criteria. This ensures consistent decision making, improves Fair Housing compliance, and relieves your staff from having to interpret employment and rental records and other subjective data.

Obtain accurate facts before your hire. BetterNOI is your single-source provider of comprehensive, accurate and cost-effective background investigations

Validate
Your Workforce Choices

Employees have access to proprietary company resources, including private customer information, physical assets, even cash or credit card transactions. Employee Reports provides critical insights about prospective employees' backgrounds' before you make the decision to add them to your team.

Verify applicant information

using cross-referenced address data, multi-county records analysis, even department of motor vehicle records.

Maintain compliance

with I-9 and Patriot Act requirements for employers.

Design

an optimal background screening based on your company's needs, placement time frame and hiring criteria.

Available Services

Employee Reports generates easy-to-read reports that give you crucial information from one or more major credit bureaus in seconds. Employee credit reports provide:

  • Previous address and employer information
  • Employee credit history including outstanding debts and collection acounts
  • Open loans and third party inquiries

Each month, we execute thousands of automated decisions and process thousands of report transactions. An employment credit check assist you in staffing positions with access to financial transactions or information.

No one has a better understanding of data management, and reliable and accurate tools to help you make decisions, than Employee Reports.

Avoid the risk of hiring potentially dangerous or dishonest employees. Using both direct jurisdictional courthouse and database criminal records, Employee Reports criminal record investigation unlocks the information you need, including:

  • Multi-State and National Sex Offender Registry
  • Instant Statewide and National Criminal Reports
  • State-by-State, Multi-county in-person Criminal Reports
  • U.S. Treasury Department's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC)
  • AKA's and aliases found through an SSN Trace

Our search options include the National Sex Offender Registry, Instant Statewide Criminal Reports, OFAC Terror Search and Multi-County Criminal Reports researched by Employee Report's own investigators in-person at county courthouses. Results include notification when a potential hire was arrested and/or convicted for a felony or misdemeanor, driving offenses, possession of controlled substances, deceptive practices or fraud and firearms violations, etc.

Employee Reports criminal searches are supported by advanced technology and unsurpassed customer service. Most criminal records originate at the county court. These criminal records require a physical visit to the court to conduct the criminal search since many of these criminal records are not available electronically. We report all felony convictions, misdemeanor convictions, and driving records, if requested. Open arrest warrants and open cases are also reported.

Applicants' driving records are obtained from the Department of Motor Vehicles in states where applicants have lived or worked. The Driving Record Report includes verification of driving privilege status and driving history.

The Driving Record Report includes:
  • License issuing state
  • Date of birth
  • Address at time of issuance
  • License number
  • Expiration date
  • Class status
  • Violations

Depending on state restrictions, complete detail for up to seven years of history will be provided. All violations found will be included on the report with history, convictions, restrictions and points, endorsements, penalties, and fines.

Note: Some states require employers to sign an additional compliance statement before retrieving applicants' driving records.

Identify prospective employees that have a history of financial and legal issues. Using both jurisdictional courthouse and database reports, Employee Reports will provide the information you need, including:

  • Reports of civil lawsuits including dates, amounts and lists of plaintiffs
  • Disclosure of bankruptcy filings including dates, amounts and available discharge information
  • List of liens filed including dates, amounts and discharge dates or settlements

Employee Reports verification specialists provide unbiased verification of income and employment history in accordance with your established acceptance guidelines. Inquiries are made via telephone whenever possible rather than postal mail, to provide the fastest, most accurate information available.

Our employment verification reports are supported by advanced technology and personalized customer service. Our reports allow you to analyze employment records and provide clear accept/decline guidelines based on company policy. Former supervisors are contacted when possible to obtain the applicant's job performance comments. Combine these with comments from Human Resources or Payroll, and you will have a much clearer picture of the applicant.

Employee Reports verifications provide hire dates, salary, positions held and whether the applicant meets the rehiring requirements.

Employee Reports offers a range of drug screening options. The drug screenings include urine drug test (most common), oral fluid and hair testing. All positive results are reviewed by a medical review officer before results are issued. Employee Reports understands that employment drug screening needs may vary greatly from company to company. We will work to comply with your company requirements.

Experts agree, pre-employment drug testing helps companies control turnover, reduce absenteeism and maintain work accuracy, quality and productivity. Drug testing has been shown to lower accident and injury incidents, leading to lower worker's compensation claims and lower insurance premiums. Finally, drug testing assists in discouraging incidents of theft and other criminal activity in the workplace.

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