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Tenant referencing scheme


As an accredited landlord, we recommend that you carry out a reference check on all prospective tenants who are being considered for a tenancy, so you are making an informed decision when letting your property.

Please contact us for an application pack to apply for a reference check and consent form for a prospective tenant

What we'll do on your behalf

The information and documentation provided will help us to:

  • work with various agencies, including the police, and other landlords to access the prospective tenant's previous rental history (up to five years)
  • provide you with relevant information to help you make an informed decision on whether to let your property to this person
  • help you work with them to make it a successful, longer-term tenancy
  • provide you with tenancy support should you encounter future problems with the tenant after using the referencing service

Consent

Without appropriate signatures we will be unable to carry out the reference check. The Icon for pdf Tenancy Referencing form (PDF, 302.4kb) must be signed by the prospective tenant and the landlord. 

Proof of identity

The prospective tenant must provide proof of identity to accompany the reference check. What is acceptable is detailed in the application pack.

Contact us
Housing Solutions
03000 268 000
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