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Landlords Tenant Referencing

Landlords can find the perfect house or flat, in the best location and at a good price, but their investment will only succeed if the tenants pay their rent.

With property requiring a substantial outlay, tenant referencing is absolutely essential and Alan Boswell Group have a full range of great-value services to help landlords find the right tenants for their investments.

  • Basic credit check
  • Full referencing check, including rental history
  • Company check
  • Guarantor check

Referencing provides access to full cover on additional products for rent guarantee and legal expenses.

The Alan Boswell Group Difference

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Tenant referencing is not just about weeding out people who can’t pay the market rent, it’s also about finding those that don’t pay. Alan Boswell Group developed its tenant referencing service to address both concerns: we investigate financial commitments and history, validate personal information and check previous performance as a tenant leaving you in a great position to make an informed decision on your prospective tenants.

We also have a landlord advice hub that is full of useful information to help landlords and property owners find the advice and products needed.

Service Options

Full referencing check – £29.50 per tenant.

Our fullest service provides landlords with complete peace of mind and great value for money. We leave no stone unturned in referencing your prospective tenant and report back in depth:

  • Employment history check.
  • History of residency with previous landlord reference (if applicable).
  • Data confirmed, bank account, identification etc.
  • Credit check and affordability calculation.
  • Full written report.

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Basic credit check – £12.50 per tenant.

While our full tenant referencing service covers all bases, our online credit checking service is a basic package which, nevertheless, ensures essential searches are carried out.

  • Identification confirmed.
  • Credit check completed.
  • Online report provided.

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Company credit reference – £21.50 per reference.

Our company reference check is designed to give landlords peace of mind when entering into an arrangement with corporate tenants, combining financial analysis with information verification:

  • Details of previous names and subsidiaries.
  • Verification of business activities.
  • Confirmation of company profit and loss accounts and CCJ history.
  • Comprehensive report.

Quick, efficient and very helpful. Staff member phoned me back straight away and sorted things very quickly but also in a friendly way.

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  • For basic referencing you will get a pass or fail result. For the full referencing you will get the same outcomes, but for a pass you will also get an affordability factor for monthly rent.

  • A basic check is completed within a few hours during opening hours. A full reference is reliant upon responses from employers and previous landlords, so the process can vary in length.

  • If your tenant fails the referencing you have the choice to proceed, reference a guarantor or look for a new tenant(s).

  • Whilst it is best practice to, it does vary between insurers so best to check before purchasing cover.

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Not only is residential investment reliant on tenants, it requires substantial outlay up front. Why leave things to chance by entering into tenancies without the proper information?

Make an application today.

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Alan Boswell Group Tenant Referencing is arranged and administered by FLS Corporate Referencing Services Limited, registered in England & Wales under number 05376127. Registered Office: Camburgh House, New Dover Road, Canterbury, Kent CT1 3DN. Tenant Referencing is not regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.