Police Verification Process

Last updated on Jun 7, 2022

While renting out their property, landlords/licensors are required by law to get police verification of their tenants/licensees done. This is not optional.

This process is done mainly for security reasons, so as to verify your background and check the details of past residence/family/criminal record (if any) etc.

If they do not comply with this process while making the rent/lease agreement, the owner can be punished jail time and/or fine. However, no action will be taken against the tenant.

There are two ways, you can get the police verification done. You can either approach the nearest police station and acquire a tenant verification form from them or hire a professional to do it for you for a fee. Some brokers also provide this service.

Step 1

For police verification the following documents will be taken from the prospective tenants/licensees:

  • Duly filled police verification form
  • Identification Proof – Aadhar Card, Ration Card, Driving License or Passport
  • Two Passport size photograph

The police verification form can be obtained either directly from the police station, the broker or even online.

Step 2

As soon as the owner receives these documents, they must sign the form and submit it along with the documents provided by the tenant and a copy of the lease/leave license to the police.

Step 3

The police will then verify your background based on the form submitted by the landlord/licensor. At this stage, an acknowledgment receipt will be issued to the landlord/licensor. This process can be done online for some states.

Step 4

After the process is completed, the police will then hand over a signed and attested copy of the form notifying the landlord of the result of the background check or criminal records, if any.

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