We obtain a comprehensive report that gives crucial insight into the applicant’s financial stability and reliability. A credit search and electoral roll check is included as well as financial references and landlord/managing agent references
As part of the referencing process we need to be sure a tenant is who they say they are. We will require a proof of residency (such as a utility or council tax bill from the last 3 months) and proof of ID (such as a passport or driving licence).
If a tenant is not fully approved by the referencing process, they can ask a guarantor to support them. A guarantor (usually a parent or guardian) will agree to take joint responsibility for the rent for the property if the tenant fails to. Guarantors are required to pay any rent arrears (if the tenant does not pay) and for any damages costing more than the deposit.
We also check for any previous aliases a Tenant may have used.
Company References are a more in depth check which we carry out to the same standards.