Your prospective new landlord will be keen to make sure that you are a suitable tenant and that you have the ability to pay your rent, while also making sure that you have rented a property without any major problems in the past (if this is applicable). We will seek your permission to conduct the relevant searches before instructing an independent and professional reference checking company.
If you agree, some, or all, of the following documents may be requested by that company: References from previous landlords - you may be asked to give the details of where you have lived within the last three years.
A credit check - this will allow them to see if you have a good history of paying your bills. Your bank details, including bank name, account number and sort code.
Details of your employment, including your employer, job title, payroll number, salary and previous employer. In the event that the information highlights any potential risks to the landlord, you may be asked to provide a guarantor. A guarantor will be contractually liable, both financially and legally, should you fail to pay the rent during your tenancy or in the event of damage to the property.