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    Tennant Screening?

    Hello,

    I'm going to be letting out a property to either students or a family soon and want to know what the easiest way of screening tennants is. I have seen the tennant verify link on this forum but i would like to know from other peoples experiences please??

    Many Thanks..

    #2
    When I was a student I wasn't screened for the house I moved into.

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      #3
      Um maybe you misread...

      Im letting out a property to students i.e i'm the landlord

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        #4
        maybe you misread jai, that comment was from BLONDE! says it all!

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          #5
          Tennant Screening

          I have previously used Homelet and LetSure. Neither asks for applicants' national insurance number . And I haven't found other referencing sources that do... but I haven't searched extensively.

          Recommend that in addition to references you also carry out your own ID verification checks. E.g. Passport / photo driving licence / NI number, utility bills (possibly not for young students who just left home!) and bank statements. Take copies!

          Consider having guarantors when letting to students (and possibly DSS).

          Good luck!

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            #6
            thanks guys, much appreciated!

            P.S should have known Jonboy!

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              #7
              hi tenant screening

              i now take a copy of passport driving doc, any bank statements and a photgraph-plus i take a picture of the flat. now you may ask well thats a too much, but from pervious experience i found that the coucnil always put the blame on the landlord becasue the tenants fialed to pay council tax, so now i place the photo on the tenancy and give a copy to the council - and to be onest since i did this i never had any problems. note: i keep a full record on cd rom--when the tenat leaves i expect the flat to be in the smae order that i gave it in and hte photo graph is the best evidence. try it!!

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                #8
                I didn't misread. I am saying my landlord did not screen me, so maybe it's not necessary with students.

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                  #9
                  !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

                  You're probably right Blondie - students are generally trustworthy, reliable, solvent (should that be 'solvant' to match 'tennant'?) and tidy. No need to do check-in or out inventories either - they just add to the landlord's costs.

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                    #10
                    Actually I see little point in credit screening students, as they have no income of their own(99% of the time), so thats all you are going to find out. You would always use a guarantor with students for this very reason.
                    Any posts by myself are my opinion ONLY. They should never be taken as correct or factual without confirmation from a legal professional. All information is given without prejudice or liability.

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                      #11
                      check the students id, then credit check the guarantor.

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                        #12
                        cheers jonboy and the rest!

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