Equifax

Modified on Mon, 30 Oct 2023 at 03:20 PM


Summary


The Equifax National Tenancy Database (NTD) is a service that collects and provides rental history information on tenants. It's one of the resources that landlords and property managers use to screen prospective tenants for residential properties. The database contains records of tenancy agreements, payment histories, and instances of lease violations or evictions. By accessing this information, landlords and property managers can make more informed decisions on who to rent their properties to.


Typically, a prospective tenant will give consent for a landlord or property manager to check their information against the Equifax NTD as part of the rental application process. The database can flag any previous issues such as defaults in rental payments, property damages, or evictions, thereby helping landlords and property managers assess the risk associated with a particular tenant.


It's worth noting that tenants can also request to see their own records from the NTD to verify the information's accuracy and to address any inaccuracies they may find. Regulations around the use and management of tenancy databases like the NTD can differ between states and territories in Australia, and it's generally regulated under tenancy laws.



How to Perform a Check


To check if a tenant is listing on the NTD, login to your NTD account and click on Check a Tenant




Then follow the prompts to enter the Tenant’s details.



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