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S1 Announces a Smart Tenant Screening Solution Powered by TransUnion

Independent landlords obtain the desired results and renters the security they need.

REDDING, CA – February 19, 2020 – Service 1st (S1), a trusted risk mitigation and verification solutions provider, is pleased to introduce TransUnion SmartMove® to their solution portfolio. SmartMove is a comprehensive tenant screening package powered by TransUnion, providing independent landlords, real estate agents, and property managers with access to their rental applicants' credit, criminal, and eviction reports.

Based on TransUnion Q2 2014 data, SmartMove® found that total eviction-related expenses for property managers averaged $3,500. The analysis found that eviction-related expenses, which include legal fees, lost rent, court costs, and property damages, can reach as high as $10,000. In addition, SmartMove® allows landlords to obtain a national report of the applicant's past evictions alongside credit and national criminal reports.

"I can personally attest to SmartMove® being a great solution, as I have used it for several years with remarkable success," said Curtis Knuth, President and CEO of S1. "TransUnion supports the SmartMove® platform very well and we're already seeing good marketplace traction, which is quite encouraging."

SmartMove® is an easy, reliable online tenant screening solution designed to give independent landlords the results they want in minutes -- and renters the security they need. Landlords receive a TransUnion credit report formatted exclusively for rental screening purposes, a criminal report drawing from hundreds of millions of national and statewide criminal records, a national eviction report, and a clear, reliable, and customized leasing recommendation. In addition, renters get peace of mind by providing their personal information directly to TransUnion and not their landlord.

Check out this consumer guide that provides renters advice on how to pass a credit check when renting a new apartment.

For more information on obtaining an eviction report or setting up your SmartMove® account, please visit


About Service 1st (S1)

Service 1st (Service FIrst Information Solutions, LLC) is a trusted national leader providing data information for mortgage lenders. From loan origination & verification solutions to background screening, we believe in total verification services made simple. We accomplish this with some of the fastest turn times, top concierge-level service, and value pricing. With a dedicated client success staff where service and people come first, we treat every customer as if they are our only client. To learn more, visit or call (877) 814-1178.


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