Electronic Signatures: Requirements and Instructions
We are required to receive handwritten signatures for the signed permission authorizing the release of credit information when obtaining a Tenant Screening report. Specifically, we cannot rely upon merely typing one's name into a document. However, we can accept documents that are "electronically" signed with a handwritten signature onto an electronic device. The authorizing signature can be executed with access to any of the more recent smart phones, mobile devices, and touch screen computers which are nearly universally available today.
The following Apple, Android, and Windows apps provide rental applicants with an easy tool to very quickly produce handwritten signatures. This avoids the need to download, print, and sign any documents. It can all be done in less than 5 minutes by following these simple steps:
1. Download the Rental Application
2. Download and install one of the following free mobile apps:
3. Sign the document using one of the above apps. How to sign a PDF: https://helpx.adobe.com/acrobat/using/signing-pdfs.html
The document can then be sent to the landlord via email and/or it can be emailed or uploaded directly to us within the order form while placing an online request for a tenant background screening.