Becoming a Tenant – Everything You Need To Know

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Becoming a Tenant – Everything You Need To Know

The renting scene is a competitive one to be involved in, and becoming a Tenant in a rented property means that you have certain checks that you must pass to reassure your Landlord that you will look after the property and be accountable and prepared for any issues that may arise.


The checks you will have go through are Tenant Referencing and Right To Rent. Want to know more? You’re in the right place…


What is a Reference Check?


With Van Mildert, 95% of our Referencing Checks come back with no issues whatsoever. All you need to do is complete our online form with your previous address information and your employment details, and then we will take care of the rest.


The Referencing Check is a basic but important check to make sure that you are not using a fraudulent identity and that you are able to pay the rent on time. This is important for the letting agent to carry out as they only want to offer landlords a tenant that is reliable and likely to cause no problems for them.


Top tips for passing your Tenant referencing checks:


  • Work out your budget – Work out your budget and how much you will be able to pay for rent each month before deciding on a property.
  • Gather your paperwork – Having the necessary paperwork at the ready is most likely certain to speed up the process. This may include papers such as bank statements, your passport and previous landlord references.
  • Secure a guarantor – A guarantor is basically a third party who agrees to pay your rent if you don’t deliver or are unable to. Having a secure guarantor in place can also speed up the process for your referencing check going through successfully as it provides a backup to the letting agent and landlord that a secure guarantor will pay the rent costs if the worst was to happen.



What is a Right To Rent Check?


The next step of your checks when becoming a tenant is a Right To Rent Check. This is what your landlord will carry out to check that you, as their potential tenant, have a legal status to live in the UK, regardless of personal circumstances. For a more in-depth explanation as to what a Right To Rent check involves you can read our Importance of Right To Rent Checks post up on our blog.


Is there anything I can do for my Right To Rent Check?


It’s simple –  all you need to do is provide certain documents for your Right To Rent Check. This can typically be your passport, and your letting agent will take a copy of it while you are present.


Contact Us…


If you would like to know more about the tenant referencing checks you will have to abide by when becoming a tenant in a rented property you can head to our blog today, or contact us on 0191 256 0920 to speak to a member of our team.