How long does it take to complete a tenant background check?

Our RentPrep Background Check tenant screening reports are hand-compiled by a FCRA Certified screener within one to two business hours of you submitting your order.

If you order while the office is closed it will be worked on the next business morning.

Our current (Eastern Standard Hours) hours are the following:

  • Mon-Fri: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM EST
  • Sat: 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM EST
  • Sun: 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM EST

SmartMove turnaround times are dependent on how quickly your applicant takes action on their end.

Things that can delay your order

Landlord Verification:

If this is your first time ordering a Credit Decision Report from RentPrep, then we will need to verify you as the landlord. This is a required security step and we need proof that you own the rental property. This prevents fraudulent credit checks and is required by TransUnion to protect renters.

SmartMove Orders:

All SmartMove orders include the tenant in the process. This means the order only begins once the tenant applicant does everything they need to do on their end. They will be emailed a link with steps on what to do next. Sometimes that email can get filtered into the spam inbox, so that's worth checking if they haven't received anything.