Tenant checks - comprehensive credit and background checks for private landlords
If you're a kiwi landlord looking for new tenants for your rental property, you can't afford NOT to run a tenant background check.
And, not just superficial credit checking and background checking that can still leave you open to making a bad tenant decision.
We're talking comprehensive, leave-no-stone-unturned checks that show you everything you need to know about the person you're planning to hand the keys to.
GoodTenant gives you access to the most rigorous tenant background checks in the NZ rental industry.
It's based on the system that private investigators and debt collectors use and it lets you do a deep dive into your potential tenant's background, tenancy and credit history. It's how property managers make good tenant decisions and now, it's available to private landlords who manage their own rental properties.
We credit check your tenants with both of NZ's leading personal credit agencies to produce a thorough credit report.
Next, we check over 10 years' worth of tenancy tribunal orders to identify tenancy issues.
Then, we access landlord and property manager reviews, for problems that may not have gone as far as the tribunal.
We then search news and social media for links to stories about your potential tenant.
We search over 25,000 High Court, Court of Appeal and Supreme Court judgements, including drug charges.
We check to see whether any NZ Police arrest warrants are outstanding for your prospective tenant.
We search the Sensible Sentencing Trust's database of violent criminals at large.
Finally, we back up all of our checks with a comprehensive phone-based interview with your tenant's referees.
What people say
My first choice of tenant turned out to have several outstanding tenancy issues. goodtenant.co.nz saved me from a potential disaster!
You can’t judge a book by its cover... bad tenants know how to play the game. Background checks have turned up warning signs I never would have known about. With GoodTenant, I know I can make the best choice for my property.