Screening can be activated from your enquiries page, by clicking on Advanced Tenant Screening. We also activate it automatically on properties which receive a very large amount of interest in a short period of time.
Pre-screening enables the following:
- When enquiring, applicants answer a series of questions based on the exclusions you set when you created your advert. For example, tenants with pets or that are DSS tenants.
- We will check they meet your criteria before allowing tenants to request a viewing of the property.
- This ensures only quality enquiries are picked up, saving time for you and the applicant
Generally it’s designed for popular properties where there is potentially a lot of interest from unsuitable candidates.
Does it put applicants off?
In our experience it only puts off enquiries that aren't suitable for your property.
If you’re concerned that some tenants may be being put off by the screening system, you can simply relax the criteria on your listing edit page. E.g. if instance you set the advert to no pets you can change this instantly on the edit page.