The importance of pre-tenancy checks

Wednesday, 15 August 2018

Finding the right tenants can be a tricky and time-consuming task, but to ensure you find quality tenants for your property, it’s vital to make sure pre-tenancy checks are carried out.

To many landlords, this may seem like a hassle, but not doing this exposes you to risk of unpaid rent, damaged property and a multitude of other possible problems. Making sure you let your property to the right tenants reduces the risk of problems, or even a costly eviction process, down the line.

As well as the need for thorough referencing, it is now a legal requirement that landlords check ALL tenants have the Right to Rent. This means that landlords are responsible for checking that their tenants have all the correct documentation to allow them to rent in the UK. Landlords who don’t perform these checks are liable for a £3000 fine.

We want to make sure our landlords find the very best quality tenants, which is why our fully-managed and part-managed services include full six-point tenant referencing and Home Office-approved Right to Rent checks.

Our six-point referencing system includes:

To find out more about how you can protect your property and ensure you only let to high-quality tenants, call our Lettings Team now on 01604 823456. We’d be delighted to chat through your options when it comes to property management.