The NVM Woontoets is a tool specifically for NVM realtors to minimise risks. For example money laundering, tenants who fail to pay after getting a lease or are on the edge of bankruptcy towards debt restructuring.
Validata screens (potential) tenants to protect NVM realtors against fraud, non-payment, and even illegal practices. As a realtor, you only have to enter the name, telephone number and email address of the tenant. Validata then takes the work off your hands, including the communication about the screening with the (potential) tenant. We then invite the tenant and ask them to provide information. The screening is finally completed with a clear report.
Validata’s screening services
Fast and efficient: Our software makes the screening process fast and efficient due to, amongst others, a user-friendly design.
Access anytime and anywhere: Our software is designed for mobile use. This gives tenants more freedom to go through their screening when and where it suits them. This flexibility ultimately benefits the turnaround time.
Interim insights: It is possible to view the momentary progress of a screening.When a background check is completed, Validata creates a preliminary report with the results.
Transparent for realtor and tenant: The results of the screening are simultaneously offered to both the realtor and the tenant. By doing so, we try to offer a process that is as transparent and fair as possible.
Identity check: Validata checks the authenticity of the identity document, both on a national and an international level. In addition, the VIS registry is consulted to check whether the identity document has been reported stolen or missing.
Credit check: Validata checks information about possible ongoing payment issues, companies by name and address, civil law decisions and registration in the guardianship register.
Statement of integrity: A number of hard (verifiable) and soft (file construction) questions are asked through a questionnaire, in order to examine possible risk factors. The tenant’s answers are to be assessed by the realtor.
Salary certificate: To verify the salary, the tenant must upload the three most recent pay stubs and one bank statement from his/her checking account where the salary deposit can be seen. If the tenant is not on payroll but self-employed, annual reports may be requested. If the tenant has no income from employment, but from retirement/state benefits/alimony/study funding, supporting documents will be requested. It is up to the the realtor to review these documents.
Landlord declaration form: The landlord statement refers to a certificate of good conduct issued by the previous landlord. This declaration is only applicable when the previous living situation was a rental home. All types of living situations (living at home, renting or buying a house) are characterized as ‘correct’ in the report. Issuing a previous landlord statement is not mandatory for the tenant and should be assessed in terms of content by the realtor.
Employer’s statement: Validata requests the current employer’s information from the tenant. Subsequently, we digitally request an employer’s statement from the employer.
NVM about Validata
The system is fast, user-friendly, and GDPR proof. It works great. We never receive any complaints