Your prospective new landlord will be keen to make sure you are a suitable tenant and that you have the ability to pay your rent. They may also be interested in whether you have rented a property, without any major problems in the past.
Arranging your own referencing passport
Up until recently, referencing had to be completed through your Letting Agent but over the course of the last year, tenants have increasingly been able to create their own ‘referencing’ passport.
In the first instance, check with your letting agent or landlord to see if they require you to use their referencing provider or whether they would be happy to accept a referencing passport created by you.
There are a number of Letting Agents who require tenants to provide their own referencing – and in this instance, the referencing passport solution is ideal.
Arranging your own referencing passport is made easy through our MyHomePassport solution – you save time and risks in your moving journey and gain advantages over others looking to rent as you are prequalified and ready to go.
Arranging referencing through your letting agent
On your instruction, your letting agent will organise your referencing for you and will ask for your permission to contact the relevant services.
Some, or all of the following documentation may be requested by your Letting Agent – so check what they require if you are proceeding with this option:
- References from previous landlords – you may be asked to give details of where you have lived within the last three years
- A credit check – this will allow them to see if you have a good history of paying your bills
- Your bank details, including bank name, account number and sort code
- Details of your employment, including your employer, job title and payroll number
- In the event the information highlights any potential risk to the landlord, you may be asked to provide a gurantor
- A guarantor will be contractually liable, both financially and legally, should you fail to pay the rent during your tenancy or in the event of damage to the property