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Tenant Referencing for Letting Agents


Rentguard has been providing products and services to the residential lettings industry since 2001. We know what makes a good tenant and how to spot a potentially bad one. Our range of referencing services has been designed to help you reduce the risk of defaulting tenants and Includes:

  • Full Profile
  • Credit Check
  • Insight Referencing
  • Company Reference Check

Full Profile

Suitable for tenants & guarantors
Response time: 24 - 48 hours

We believe our Full Profile service does more than any other product available in the industry to minimise the risk of defaulting tenants. Our cost effective service provides the greatest depth of enquiry currently available to letting agents in the UK and we aim to respond within 24 to 48 hours.

Each Full Profile includes:

  • Written verification of employment/income
  • Previous letting reference or home ownership check
  • Residency confirmation
  • Affordability calculation
  • Full credit history check including:
    • County Court Judgment (CCJ) search
    • Bankruptcy & IVA data search
    • Linked address checks
    • Electoral roll presence
    • Existing credit agreements
    • Credit Score
  • Application tracking with 24 hour online access
  • Easy to read comprehensive report by fax or email
  • Legal Express and Rent Guarantee insurance available

Order online or download application form
£19.50 + VAT per person

One free guarantor per property if submitted at same time as tenant.

Credit Check

Suitable for tenants & guarantors*
Response time: instant online or 1 working hour


Our Credit Check service is ideal for situations when you require information quickly. You can choose between an online search with instant results or submitting an application form to us for a response within one working hours.

We will search the files of a leading credit reference agency to ensure that the applicant has not previously been insolvent, bankrupt or involved in any court proceedings for debt.

Each Credit Check includes:

  • County Court Judgment (CCJ) search
  • Bankruptcy & IVA data search
  • Linked address checks
  • Electoral roll presence
  • Existing credit agreements
  • Credit Score
  • Easy to read comprehensive report delivered online or sent by email
  • Suitable for use with our 4 point check

Order online or download application form*
Please note that when guarantors are being checked for Rent & Legal Protection insurance purposes the Full Profile service must be used.

£9.50 + VAT per person

Insight Referencing

Suitable for tenants & guarantors
Response time: 4 working hours

Our Insight service has a response time of four working hours. All references are collected verbally by our trained operators and calls are recorded for quality control purposes. All references are taken up on outgoing calls to verified numbers.

This service is not suitable for self-employed, retired or overseas applicants and cannot be used in conjunction with our Legal Express and Rent Guarantee insurance.

Each Insight application includes:

  • Verbal confirmation of employment and income
  • Previous letting reference or home ownership check
  • Identity validation
  • Residency confirmation
  • Affordability calculation
  • Full credit history check including:
    • County Court Judgment (CCJ) search
    • Bankruptcy & IVA data search
    • Linked address checks
    • Electoral roll presence
    • Existing credit agreements
    • Credit Score
  • Application tracking with 24 hour online access
  • Easy to read comprehensive report by fax or email

Not available online - download application form
£22.50 + VAT per person

Company Reference Check

Suitable for company letting applications
Response time: 1 working day

Letting a property to a company is not guaranteed income. In the current economic climate it is more important than ever to ensure that the company you let to is a good risk.

Is your customer likely to go out of business owing you money? Will a customer delay payments, costing you time and money as you chase the payments? Rentguard Company Reference Check can help you avoid these difficult situations.

Each Company Reference Check includes:

  • Confirmation of registered office, trading addresses and date of incorporation
  • Verification of business activities
  • Details of any previous names or subsidiaries
  • Full analysis of profit and loss account and balance sheet
  • County Court Judgment search
  • Verification of director details
  • Easy to read comprehensive report sent by email

Order online or download application form
£15.50 + VAT per person

Get in touch

Tel 0844 412 2020
Mon – Thu 9:00am – 7:00pm

Fri 9:00am – 6:00pm

Sat9:00am – 5:00pm
E-mail info@rentguardtenantref.co.uk
 
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