What references should I ask for?

What references should I ask for?


Always ask for at least two written references. The most common references are from:

  • Previous landlord: Try to find out why the tenant is moving.
  • Employers: Is the tenant in full time employment?
  • Bank reference: If the tenant doesn’t have a bank account how will they pay the rent?

Always check the references and that the referee actually exists!

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  1. Tom Healy at 11:53 am

    Surely in the present economic climate an employers reference is irrelevant with job security gone by the wayside. You could be twenty years in a job today and out of work tomorrow and is not rent allowance a more reliable source of income ?

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