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    How do I check a potential tenants credit?

    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?

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    Originally posted by Mitz View Post
    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).
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      #3
      We use a company called homelet

      http://www.homeletuk.com/

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        #4
        www.tenantverify.co.uk as promoted on this website do a great job for 30 quid ( not just creditchecks )

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          #5
          How do I check a potential tenants credit?

          Thx Jefrey, Fallenlord and Colin.

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

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