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Tenant References (England)

Student Tenancy Checks – which ones?

13 Jul 2017 | 2 comments

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? What is mandatory in these cases? We have looked at the standard tenant checks but not sure of the relevance for students.

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  1. guildy

    Only the right to rents are mandatory. Credit checks are optional for the landlords protection. However, in reality, a credit check on a student is difficult and often not worthwhile because they won’t have sufficient credit history to have a good report. Instead, many landlords obtain a guarantor.

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