Supporting the usual landlord 'gut feel'

Using our screening tool, private landlords and property managers can get peace of mind by quickly gaining information on potential tenants.

Fast and accurate, our referencing service conducts a comprehensive range of tenant checks, ensuring all of our users find great tenants for their homes.

Tenant background checks made easy.
How it works

Step 1: Fill in search details

Simply populate the form below to kick of the search process.

Step 2: We get tenants approval

The tenant will receive an automatic notification and is given the ability to approve or decline the request.

Step 3: We process

One of our team members will begin processing your request.

Step 4: Receive your report

Your background report will be delivered directly into inbox.
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Step 1: You fill in a few basic details

Before we can conduct a background search, we need a few basic details about you, and the tenant you’re screening. This ensures we get the right person and give you the right information, while also providing security on both sides.

Our screening tool asks for the tenant’s:

  • full name
  • date of birth
  • mobile number, and
  • email address.

Once you have given these you must fill in a few of your own basic details. All we require is your:

  • full name, and
  • email address.

Step 2: Get tenants permission

Before performing the background check, we need to get your tenants approval.

Once you submit the form that asks for both you and your tenant’s basic details, we will contact your tenant via email and ask for their permission to follow-through with the search. Your tenant can then ‘Approve’ or ‘Reject’ our request by clicking on one of the options provided in the email.

Step 3: Sit back and let us work our magic

As soon as your tenant gives us the go-ahead and approves our email request, the Proper team will:

  • Send you an email to notify you of the tenants approval and ensure you stay in the loop throughout the search process.
  • Begin searching our databases to compile a report that will put you at ease.

Now you can sit back and wait for us to work our magic. Don’t stress, this shouldn’t take too long.

Step 4. Check your inbox again

After a little bit of waiting, you should refresh your inbox to find a new email from us. This email is a report containing the results of our search, including, but not limited to:

  • Records from NZ Police
  • Social media accounts
  • Tenancy Tribunal disputes
  • NZ media presence

All of this information is free with our basic screening tool. However, if you want more security Proper also offers credit checks at heavily discounted prices. Go to step 4 for more information on this.

Step 5 – Upgrade to a comprehensive credit check

For further proof that you are making the right decision, you can conduct a credit check on prospective tenants by purchasing an upgraded tenant check. If you do this, you will receive a comprehensive report detailing the credit history of the individual concerned.

Using information from the Centrix database and Veda credit checking agency, our premium screening tool will provide you with an accurate report that will put your mind at peace, ensuring you avoid unpaid rent and all those other unwanted occurrences that can make renting a hassle.

Contact us for details.

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