Requirements will vary depending upon several factors including your type of business as well as how and where your rental business records are stored. The following explanations will help you select the appropriate options to proceed.
Business Type : Owners of rental property are considered by law to be a business . . . whether you own one unit or hundreds of properties. As a consumer reporting agency, we are restricted to providing our products only to clients with a legitimate business purpose. If you are incorporated, select option A. Otherwise, select option B.
Office Type : While it's possible to operate a rental business from almost anywhere, you will need to select your business "office type" (where your rental business records are kept). This applies to both paper and digital document storage. If you operate from a commercial location, select 1. Otherwise, select 2.
What is Physical Separation? : A room or closet with a door (preferably lockable) that contains nothing other than what appears to be office related (desks, computers, file cabinets, book cases, shredders, etc.). The contents of this room should not require access by anyone other than the approved end user (no guest beds, mechanicals, circuit boxes, water mains, etc.).
Credentialing Documents : By definition, credentialing is the process used to obtain, verify, assess, and validate previous experience or qualifications. In this circumstance, we need to verify that you (and your business) are who you claim to be and have a legitimate business purpose for obtaining consumer reports.