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Gain confidence in your future tenants

Rent with confidence and make informed decisions with our thorough tenant background checks for $25.

Gain confidence in your future tenants
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Credit Check

Access a tenant's credit report in 60 seconds. We use one of New Zealand’s leading credit bureaux to conduct tenant credit checks. A credit check can provide a credit and risk score, reveal debts, and previous credit defaults.

Credit file activity is checked

Credit File Activity

Assess a candidate’s financial history and gain a broader picture of the candidate’s previous credit enquiries, payment history, and credit screening requests.

ID Verification is performed

ID Verification

It’s important to know that tenants are who they say they are. We conduct ID verification to confirm the personal information your applicant submits, be it driver licences or passports.

Credit file activity is checked

Comprehensive Background Checks

It is important that you have an accurate list of known aliases when you are screening prospective tenants for your rental property. We check for applicant's alternative names and any known past address history.

myRent Court judgements and Tribunal orders

Court Fines and Judgements

We check the applicant’s history in relation to District Court Judgements and any outstanding court fines.

Credit file activity is checked

Insolvency history

Assess your applicant's insolvency history to gain better insight into their relationship with debt.

Tenancy Tribunal history is checked

Tenancy Tribunal Check

Check the Tenancy Tribunal database for any previous issues with the tenant and past decisions made at the Tribunal hearings.

Company affiliations are checked

Company Affiliations

Gain deeper insight into the applicant's past and present affiliations with various companies as directors and shareholders.

Company affiliations are checked

Employer Check

Manager references can be very useful in checking applicants' employment details. This will confirm a job title, employment start date, length of employment, and salary. This verification will give you a good indication of a tenant’s ability to pay rent.

myRent Previous landlord checks

Previous Landlord Check

One of the most valuable references. A positive or negative reference will give you a good indication of a tenant’s reliability. If they have not rented before a character reference will be contacted.

Company affiliations are checked

Character Reference Check

A personal reference can attest to your applicant's character and abilities. Invaluable information supplied directly from the sort of individuals who know your candidate best.

myRent enables you to make decisions given thorough tenant background checks

You make the decisions

We don’t say yes or no to a tenant. We collect thorough background information and present it for you to make the decision.

myRent gives you contact information to request further details

Want more information?

If you want to follow up with more checks of your own or contact the references with some specific questions, you are given all the appropriate details to do so.

The hassle-free way to find great tenants.

Start by creating a free listing.

For tenant background checks to be performed by myRent, the tenant must submit an application for your myRent property listing. This ensures the correct permissions & disclaimer are agreed upon.

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Do I have to use myRent tenant checks?

No. You are welcome to do your own. Our application process and disclaimer & permissions allow for both.

Do tenant background checks guarantee good tenants?

No, they provide more information to help you make an informed decision. We have selected the best third party sources, but information can still can be missing or incomplete. We recommend you quality tenants during a viewing.

How long does it take to run tenant background checks?

The majority of checks will be performed within 1 working day. Employment and previous landlord checks will be started as quickly as possible but depend on response speed.

How do I order a tenant background check?

For tenant background checks to be performed by myRent, the tenant must apply through myRent so we have the correct permissions & disclaimer. After they have done this you can simply order your checks through the website.

What is the cost?

$25 + GST per tenant.