Common questions

How do you pass tenant referencing?

How do you pass tenant referencing?

Tenant Referencing: 7 Tips That Will Help You Pass Quickly

  1. Be upfront.
  2. Get your paperwork together.
  3. Inform referees.
  4. Answer all correspondence as soon as you can.
  5. Work out who will pay what.
  6. Secure a guarantor before starting the tenant referencing process.
  7. Lastly, have your finances in order.

What do I write in a tenancy reference?

Your letter should ask for all the information that you would include in a tenant reference letter, if writing it yourself, so:

  1. How long have they been in tenancy?
  2. Do they pay their rent on time?
  3. Have they ever been behind on their payments?
  4. Have they ever damaged the property?

Why do tenants fail referencing?

One reason a tenant might fail a credit check is because the referencing agency has been unable to establish their current address. While this can raise alarm bells, it happens reasonably often, and may do so because: The tenant is not responsible for paying any of the bills at their current property.

Can I do my own tenant referencing?

Can I Reference My Tenants Myself? If you don’t want to use a professional referencing company to conduct your tenant referencing for you, then it is indeed possible to carry out your own references.

How long is rental referencing?

Usually, landlord tenant referencing is a quick process. It should only take around 48 hours once all the documentation has been received and signed off by the tenant referencing provider.

Do landlords always ask for references?

Most landlords will ask a tenant for references. It’s an obvious safeguard. After all, this person is going to be living in your rental property. You need to know they can afford the rent and that they will look after your property.

How can you fail referencing?

This includes:

  1. Banking – Negative feedback usually means someone has been moving bank accounts too often which can be a sign of poor money management or credit problems.
  2. Affordability – If the tenant’s income is less than two and half times the rental amount they will usually fail referencing.

Can you fail referencing with a guarantor?

It may not be possible to buy these policies if the tenant in question fails their reference. Often, a suitable guarantor can make the policies available once more, so even here a fail isn’t the end of your options as a landlord. Order tenant referencing here.

Do landlords actually check references?

Landlords will collect rental references from interested renters via a rental application. One thing that is commonly found on rental applications is the request for personal, or character, references. As a landlord, you want to do a comprehensive background check on the tenant which includes calling tenant references.

Can landlords give a bad reference UK?

Many landlords have heard rumors that they can’t give tenants a bad reference. This is not true, and if there are definite, verifiable facts that pertain to a particular tenant, you have a responsibility to let other prospective landlords know.

How long does referencing take for renting?

around 48 hours
Usually, landlord tenant referencing is a quick process. It should only take around 48 hours once all the documentation has been received and signed off by the tenant referencing provider.

What is tenant referencing and why is it important?

What is referencing? Tenant referencing is a broad term that refers to the checks that a landlord or agent perform when assessing the suitability of a potential tenant. Depending on the landlord, this can range from a simple credit check to a comprehensive background check on any prospective tenants.

What should be included in a tenant reference check?

A professional reference check should always include an affordability calculation and credit check, alongside a reference from the tenants’ previous landlord. Both of these crucial elements of a tenant reference will help a landlord or agent determine whether the tenant can meet the requirements laid out above.

How much does a letting agent charge to reference a tenant?

Letting agents can reference tenants quickly and comprehensively with Goodlord’s referencing tiers, from as little as £8. Our referencing team is led by the best in the industry, with an efficient process that reduces costs without cutting corners. Get a callback in 5 minutes.

How do I use goodlord referencing?

As with all of our additional services, Goodlord Referencing is available within the Goodlord platform. All you need to do is send the link to the tenant to start the referencing process and you can visit your referencing dashboard to see how each reference is progressing, in real time.