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Creating a Screening Group
Creating a screening group allows you to invite applicants by both email and/or text message to verify their income.
To view the details of the request you need to send, please click the arrow in the section below.
post
https://theclosingdocs.com/api/v1/screening_groups
Create Screening Group
In our production environment, we will validate whether the applicants' emails are valid and exist to prevent typos. If the email does not exist, you will receive a 400 Bad Request. An example of the error response can be seen in the Response tab above.

Request Parameter Schemas

Applicant Schema

Field
Type
Required?
Description
applicant_first_name
string
yes
The applicant's first name
applicant_last_name
string
yes
The applicant's last name
applicant_email
string
yes
The applicant's email. This is the email address where we will send the AIV invitation
applicant_phone_number
string
no
The applicant's phone number, including the international code (ex. +19842342345). Including this will send a text message AIV request as well as an email.

Property Schema

Field
Type
Required?
Description
street_address
string
yes
The property's street address
city
string
yes
The property's city
state
string
yes
The property's state fully spelled out. No initials
zip_code
string
yes
The property's zip code
unit
string
no
The property's unit number, if available

Response Schemas

Screening Group Schema

Field
Type
Description
id
string
The unique id of the screening group
screenings
Screening[]
The individual AIV screenings that make up the screening group
status
string
The status of the entire screening group. The value can be not_started, in_progress, or completed.
property_name
string
The property's name for the screening
property_street_address
string
The property's street address for the screening
unit_number
string
The unit number for the screening
monthly_rent_cents
number
The monthly rent in cents
approval_recommendation
string
The approval recommendation of the screening group. The value can be unavailable, approve, or decline.
is_decision_maker_paying
boolean
Is the decision maker paying or is the applicant?
is_expired
boolean
Has the income verification request expired? Requests automatically expire within 14 days if not fully completed.
is_report_expired
boolean
Is the income verification report expired for this screening group? If the report doesn't exist, this value is false.
decision_maker_display_name
string
The name of the decision maker to be displayed on the screening. This can also be a company name.
income_multiplier_threshold
number
The income multiplier threshold that is used to calculate whether the applicant's net income to rent meets the decision maker's requirements.
correlation_id
string
A unique identifier that will be saved with the screening group. This is generally used to correlate to another ID in your database.
created_at_timestamp
number
UNIX timestamp of when the AIV request was created

Screening Schema

Field
Type
Description
id
string
The unique ID of the screening
applicant_first_name
string
The applicant's first name
applicant_last_name
string
The applicant's last name
applicant_email
string
The applicant's email
screening_status
string
The status of the individual screening. The value can be not_started, in_progress, or completed.
reason_completed
string
How the screening was completed. Values can be not_completed, finished, no_bank, share_bank, no_income, or bank_cannot_connect.

ScreeningStatus Values

Value
Description
not_started
The applicant has not begun the income verification process. "Beginning the process" means clicking the link sent via email/text, and creating a password for their account.
in_progress
The applicant has begun the income verification process but has not submitted their final report. If the applicant has connected their bank but has not submitted their report, the status is still in_progress. If the applicant re-opens their screening, the status will change from completedto in_progress.
completed
The applicant has completed their screening. The outcome of their screening is marked in the reason_completed field of Screening.

ReasonCompleted Values

Value
Description
not_completed
The applicant has not completed the screening
finished
The applicant has completed the screening by connecting their bank account(s) and submitted the report
no_bank
The applicant has reached out to our support team that they do not have a bank or online banking. After confirming they do not have a bank/online banking, our support team submits this status.
share_bank
The applicant has submitted that they share a bank with another applicant. At least one applicant in the screening group will need to connect their bank and share their banking information.
no_income
The applicant has submitted that they do not produce any income, and therefore don't need to connect a bank account.
bank_cannot_connect
The applicant has reached out to our support team that they cannot connect their bank. After the support team has assisted them with all possible data providers and troubleshooting, if they still cannot successfully pull their bank data, the support team submits this status.
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