Question: Does LeaseRunner support identity authentication? As a landlord I have heard it is dangerous to collect potential renter's SSN for privacy reasons.
Answer: Yes. LeaseRunner fully supports identity authentication. We believe that confirming the identity of both the applicants and the landlords makes the internet safer for rental leasing.
Our process is administered by having the applicant enter their own SSN and private information directly to the application link (sent via a secured link to their email), so the landlord/property manager does not need to collect the SSN from the potential tenant.
Additionally, the landlord/property manager must verify their own identity through our platform, via the major credit bureau Experian, before a credit report can be ordered on a prospective tenant.
See also, related article: Why Do I Have To Confirm My Identity?