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Mitz
13-02-2008, 14:39 PM
Sorry if this is a stupid question but after my agent disappointed on my two previous tenants I'm thinking of doing it myself. But how do I check a potential tenants credit history?

jeffrey
13-02-2008, 15:03 PM
Sorry if this is a stupid question but after my agent disappointed on my two previous tenants I'm thinking of doing it myself. But how do I check a potential tenants credit history?
Try:

a. Experian or Equifax (commercial credit-reference agencies) PLUS confirmation of creditworthiness/trustworthiness from:
i. T's previous L;
ii. T's bank etc; and
iii. T's employer (if any); or

b. MARAS (insurer which offers a package of referencing plus tenant guarantee, so no need for you to take any deposit at all).

fallenlord
13-02-2008, 15:05 PM
We use a company called homelet

http://www.homeletuk.com/

Colincbayley
13-02-2008, 15:35 PM
www.tenantverify.co.uk as promoted on this website do a great job for 30 quid ( not just creditchecks )

Mitz
13-02-2008, 15:46 PM
Thx Jefrey, Fallenlord and Colin.

Great site I've learnt loads in a week. Wish I'd joined 12 months ago!