In order for a tenancy to proceed the Landlord will require sight of satisfactory references to establish that the applicant is the suitable and financially able to meet the terms, responsibilities and conditions of the tenancy agreement. On this basis we would normally apply for the following references:
To be provided on company letter headed paper, signed and dated. This reference will need to confirm your employment, position, contract term and if required by the individual Landlord (and authorised by the applicant), disclosure of salary and any bonuses.
This is called a 'Bank Status Enquiry'. The applicant will need to complete a form which is then sent to their bank for processing. The Bank will return the form to us with comments about the order in which the applicant's account is held.
In the event the applicant is self-employed, we shall require an Accountants reference and a supporting Trade reference
If the applicant is currently or has previously rented in the UK or overseas we will obtain a reference from the respective company or individual.
A written reference from a person in a professional capacity that has known or worked alongside the applicant on a long term basis and cannot be from a family member or friend.
Third Party Tenant Referencing Company
In some circumstances and at the request of the individual Landlord we may need to perform credit checks to identify any adverse history (if any). The applicant will be informed before the referencing company is instructed.
All rental offers are made subject to contract, satisfactory references and the right to rent check.