Re: How do you Verify Tenant Employment? - Posted by Frank Chin
Posted by Frank Chin on May 29, 2007 at 08:20:34:
Different companies have different protocols. Usually if the tenant works for a mom and pop, the process is pretty informal, and probably unreliable. If it’s a large firm with HR, and legal departments, the verification would have to be done more formally.
Normally, if it’s a large firm, I ask the tenant to find out which department to call, who to speak to, what “request forms” they need, fax numbers to fax it to etc. I tell the tenant if they want to place, do it quickly, and they can usually work something out by speaking to the person in charge saying, “can you verify this and that for me”, and I can get it done quickly.
Sometimes, if I’m suspicious, I call the company anonymously, just to confirm the person I’m talking to is who he or she is supposed to be. And yes, I’ve spoken to “phoney” supervisors, and have turned down renters as a result.