Can a letting Agent refuse to provide a copy of the application form that the tenant filled in for application for a tenancy along with supporting evidence to show the checks have been carried out thoroughly ?
The letting agent has quoted DPA , stating that the form includes information that we are not entitled to see and that they would have to send a further request to the tenants asking for their permission. From experience I am aware The ‘referencing company ‘ that they use have contacted me in the past for a Landlords reference and it does state on the reference form ‘ the information that we are asking you to provide(including your contact details) will be provided to and used by a potential Landlord to decided whether or not the individual to whom this information relates to is a suitable tenant. As such you owe a duty of care to the landlord in respect of the information provided by you etc. Therefore I find it hard to believe that the letting agent would now say that I would not be entitled to see the supporting evidence on tenant credit/referencing checks . Has anybody else experienced this ?