RRI Announcements
We will be closed May 27-29 for Memorial day and July 3 & 4th for Independence Day. Get set up with our new system for reports 24/7/365.

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              * BRI setup, required
(old express report-use NEW Login)  call 253-838-9545


Rental Research Inc. (dba Background Research Inc.)

Background Research, Inc. has over 36+ years experience (since 1978) of researching residential rental tenants and employment screening. Our industry solutions can help ensure you hire the best employees for the job. 

BRI protectYourBusiness*  PRESS RELEASE:  Rental Research Inc. (dba Background Research Inc.) is pleased to announce that we have upgraded, improved, and sped up reports for our members. We now have a national database/report platform that we think is the best in the nation. We have been training and testing it with a local property management firm for several weeks. It’s so darn good, it will make you want to do a “Happy Dance”.

This system is “state of the art” which means that security is tighter. Each member must be individually set up. There are a few minutes of training involved also. Access is IP sensitive (Internet Protocol), which means the program must recognize the computer/device you are using.

In most cases you will be able to get the same reports you are familiar with at RRI almost instantly 24 hours a day. Some data reports requires review by us (during business hours) before being released.

Depending on your level of membership, you may have access to new reports.

BRI ScreeningServicesWashington State Sales Tax will be calculated and added to the report cost.

The reports will be paid by credit card at the time of request, either by the member’s credit card on file, or the applicant’s credit card submitted at the request.

Give us a call (253-838-9545) or email us  Research@researchinc.net

Let us help you get setup.

-The Rental Research/Background Research Team.

Rental Applications

The following forms are PDF format which requires FREE Adobe Acrobat Reader 

1. Rental Application Form - This is our recently revised application.
2. Rental Application Form - PDF form that can be filled in without needing to print the application!

This online rental application allows your applicant to fill out and sign their application digitally. Once completed they can print it or they can email it directly to you, saving you both time and energy! For instructions on how to sign the application digitally please take a look a this short video: Creating a Digital Signature for PDF Documents.

3. Rental Payment Score Sheet (Additional resource for our members).

This worksheet will help you to better determine the probability of a potential renter paying their rent. For more information as to how this was developed, as well as instructions for filling out the worksheet, watch this short video. If you need help specifically with the Washington State Drivers License portion of the worksheet, this video will explain what to do.

4. *Spanish* Rental Application


Member Forms

     The following forms are PDF format which requires FREE Adobe Acrobat Reader

1. Tenant Move Out Report

2. Pass/Fail Criteria Form

3. Site Inspection Order Form (Trendsource)
       1) Fill out this form, print and fax it in ($80) -- OR --

 2) Go to the Trendsource website, open an account, fill out form, pay with a credit card.
Trendsources will email you and schedule an inspection time ($65)

4. End User Certification of Compliance Form

5. Access Security Requirements

6. FCRA Requirements Form

7. List of Properties Form

Welcome to Rental Research:  If you have any questions you can contact us either using the LiveChat button to the right, or leave an offline message and we'll respond the next business day. 

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"The absolutely best tenant screening service with fast reports and excellent customer services. I'd highly recommend them to my property owner friends for all their rental services." - R from Federal Way

"I used the new express report last week and I want to let you know that it's great from a user standpoint. I've got multiple smaller properties, and in the past I always had to drive back to my office as soon as I got an application to scan it and send. Now I can send you the info from my phone and save a trip back to the office. This will be a real time & mileage saver for me. Thanks!" - Pat from Tacoma