England Landlord Guidance

Tenant References

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Services

Tenant Risk Score

Tenant Risk Score

Use our Tenancy Assessment Service to obtain an assessment report (similar to a credit report) which is emailed to ...

Useful Links

Taking a Guarantor

Tenants can default in the payment of rent and landlords may protect themselves by taking a guarantor. (more…)

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Death of a guarantor

Basch v Stekel [2001] L. & T.R. 1 Abstract:  B and S entered into a commercial lease whereby premises were let

Forms

Online Reference Check

Online Reference Check

Carry out an online tenancy assessment check (often referred to as a credit check)
Application to be a Guarantor

Application to be a Guarantor

Product Code: F039 - for updates see the update history tab A separate application for a guarantor. This form is
Receipt for Payment from Tenant

Receipt for Payment from Tenant

Product Code: F052 A generic receipt document to be provided to a tenant for any payment received during a ...
Request for Reference from Previous Landlord

Request for Reference from Previous Landlord

Product Code: LT001 When a prospective tenant applies for a tenancy, it's always wise to take references. ...
Personal Character Reference Request

Personal Character Reference Request

Product Code: LT002 This document is suitable for requesting a personal or character reference from someone in ...
Employer Reference Request

Employer Reference Request

Product Code: LT003 A word template seeking an employers reference in respect of the prospective tenants ...
Trade Reference Request Template

Trade Reference Request Template

Product Code: LT004 If a prospective tenant who has applied for your property is self employed or a company let,
Solicitor or Accountant Reference Template

Solicitor or Accountant Reference Template

Product Code: LT005 Where a prospective tenant is self employed, obtaining references can be more problematic. ...
Successful Application Letter

Successful Application Letter

Product Code: LT010 Where a tenant has passed all the reference and credit checks etc. it is nice to let them ...
Application Accepted Subject to Conditions

Application Accepted Subject to Conditions

Product Code: LT011 After a prospective tenant has applied for a property, you may wish to accept the tenant but
Standing Order Form (Tenant to Landlord)

Standing Order Form (Tenant to Landlord)

Product Code: F034 - for updates see below Simple form for tenant to complete in order to set up a standing ...
Proposed Guarantor Covering Letter For Signing Guarantee Agreement

Proposed Guarantor Covering Letter For Signing Guarantee Agreement

Product Code LT127 It is always preferred that a guarantor be present at the same time as the tenant for signing

Questions and Answers (for this topic and country)

Student Tenancy Checks – which ones?

As a mandatory requirement we have undertaken the 'right to rent' checks (passport etc) - however, as they are using student loans to pay for the rent - do we need to do further 'credit' checks? ...

Guarantor

A potential tenant has offered a guarantor as she is unable to provide references. The guarantor has passed a reference check and has offered to have her name and address included on the AST, so ...

6 months rent in advance from 1 of 2 tenants

Hi, I am renting a 2 bedroom flat to 2 tenants. Openrent's referencing service recommended that one of them should pay 6 months rent in advance and have a guarantor as he had 2 CCJ's in past 6 ...

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