How Do Tenant Referencing and Credit Checks Work?

How Do Tenant Referencing and Credit Checks Work in the UK for rental property estate agents

The tenant referencing process in the UK rental market is often seen as a big hurdle to get over before you’re allowed to rent a property. Most people have no idea what happens when they are being referenced or how the result (‘pass’ or ‘fail’) is reached.

Here we peel the lid off the credit check and referencing processes, and tell you exactly how they work, along with how long tenant referencing takes, and how referencing companies come to the conclusion they do when deciding whether to pass or fail a tenant. Continue reading “How Do Tenant Referencing and Credit Checks Work?”

How to Get a Warrant of Possession When Evicting Rental Tenants

How to Evict a Tenant: Step Three: Warrant of Possession

This guide is the last of the three-step process to evicting a tenant. To get to this point, a landlord must have:

  1. served notice and waited for it to expire
  2. applied to court for a possession order and then waited until that has expired

This article explains what happens when the Possession Order expires (i.e. at the end of stage 2, and into the final stage). Continue reading “How to Get a Warrant of Possession When Evicting Rental Tenants”

How to Gain Possession and Evict a Tenant for Rent Arrears

How much rent arrears before a landlord can evict a tenant using a section 8 eviction notice?

How to Evict a Tenant: Step Two: Gain a Possession Order

This is a guide on how landlords can evict tenants who routinely fail to pay the rent or have run up large rent arrears. This is a very serious thing to do, but it’s also a clear and well-trodden process.

Lots of people want you to think that evicting a tenant is very complicated, so they can charge you money to do it for you. Continue reading “How to Gain Possession and Evict a Tenant for Rent Arrears”