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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 ...

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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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Forms

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 ...
Application for Accommodation

Application for Accommodation

Product Code: F009 - for updates see the version history tab **NEW** We now have an online application tool for ...
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 ...
Online Reference Check

Online Reference Check

Carry out an online tenancy assessment check (often referred to as a credit check)
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 ...
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 ...

Questions and Answers (for this topic and country)

References

I need to take up some references for a family. He has been living with his mother in law so has no previous landlord. Which other references can I get and are they worth having.

Can I ask former landlord to reply by email?

Hi I'm just doing the referencing for a new tenant.  I've downloaded the letter asking the former landlord to provide a reference.  Can I include an option for the landlord to reply by ...

New tenancies

Hi, I am showing prospective tenants around one of my properties tomorrow. Normally I just rent on a first come first served basis but this doesn't always go well! If several of the viewers ...

Credit report: Linked addresses and Buy To Lets

I recently got my credit report and see some of my BTLs are included as "linked addresses". I have challenged this as I have never lived at the properties and do not want my credit score to be ...

Right to rent

Trying to reference a prospective tenant. He didn't mention he was married until after we took the deposit and his husband is now mentioned in some parts of the form but not others. The ...

Pitfalls of a company let?

We have some applicants who have applied for a tenancy but the references are not good e.g. Unable to provide proof of earnings, poor credit score etc. The director of the company some of the ...

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