Bad Tenant Database?

Friends -

I’d like to screen potential tenants better, as well as warn other landlords about some of my bad tenants.

I’ve been researching bad tenant databases such as:

Can anyone help clear the confusion from all these look-alike sites that all promise the same thing? I’m worried they may have too small of a tenant database to actually be of use. What databases do you use?

Many thanks,


I’ve not found any of these type tools to be worthwhile… We can pull public records here from the courthouse and at one time I was a member of a landlord group that provided a private list of compiled public records. IMHO You can find out much more from a simple credit report by looking for any unpaid utility bills! If a tenant leaves owing for electric service, gas, or cable you can be assured that the tenant left owing the landlord money!

I currently have 3 tenants that later proved to have a pending eviction at the time that they applied for one of our places, those tenants all passed the utility bill criteria and have been in place for 4 years, 3 years, and 9 months respectively. I can’t explain why but I think it falls back more to a landlord / tenant dispute than a money issue in all cases.

Best wishes,

Ryan Needler

I use resident data to screen my reesidents and i also call previous landlords. And so that deadbeat tenants who have been evicted from my park go into resident datas database.