Why do I need to reference my tenant?

Carrying out tenant reference checks provides landlords with further peace of mind. Although the tenant provides some information during the pre-screening and application process, the formal background checks carried out during referencing provide additional reliable information.
During referencing, tenants will have to disclose their credit history and declare any debts or County Court Judgements they have. They will also provide their employment and income details and give a positive reference from their previous landlord.
These background checks help landlords to understand whether the tenant can afford the rent and if they have had any problems or issues with owed payments in the past. Our referencing partners at RentProfile will validate this information and ensure nothing has been missed.
Tenant referencing is included in the BasicEssential and Complete Plan. Tenants must pass referencing in order for landlords to benefit from Rent Protection.