How do I get authorization from prospective tenants to verify employment and landlord information.
@Julie Bakus . In Texas, we have an Agent form that gives the Agency / Landlord written permission to run the Credit Report, Contact Previous Landlords, Employers, etc.
When they sign their application, it should be an agreement to verify those things. Just make sure it is clear on the appliation that they are agreeing.
As Christine said in her post, usually there should be an "information release" agreement at the end of the application. After tenants sign it, you should be able to reach out to employers and previous landlords to get employment verification and landlord references. Good luck!