November 11, 2022

Credit & Background Checks

How we perform credit and background checks

How it Works

Once you have filled out your application, you will be sent an email to approve your credit/background checks. All you have to do is click the link and fill out your information. The process is fast, easy, and your information is fully secure.

*Note: For applicants who are applying for properties in the City of Ann Arbor we are not allowed to use background check information to determine if a tenant is approved for a property.

Who We Use

In order to establish safe and responsible living environments, Baker Street requires credit and background checks for all our tenants before they can be approved for and sign a lease.

Baker Street utilizes a basic tenant screening with TransUnion SmartMove®. These checks cover full credit reports, a background check with identity verification, and criminal and eviction history. Our background checks are soft checks, and will not affect your credit score in any way.  

Why We Use TransUnion SmartMove®

The tenant screening process we utilize prioritizes security above everything else. With a secure online connection, your personal information, such as your SSN, is protected. Background checks are easy and fast, allowing you to complete your application process that same day.

To learn more about TransUnion SmartMove®, click here.

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