Agents frustrated with ‘old hat’ tenant referencing protocol
After attending some great landlord shows over the last couple of weeks, it has come to our attention that many letting agents are becoming increasingly frustrated with the referencing companies they’re ‘locked in’ to using.
Inundated with questions from letting agents in particular, we were continually asked: How are you different to the likes of Homelet, Endsleigh, RLA referencing, NLA referencing, Van Mildert, etc…?
What with letting fees now being petitioned to be banned right across the UK and councils beginning to set up their own private letting agencies, when we told them about our unique tenant histories arm of referencing they couldn’t believe they hadn’t heard of Tenant Referencing UK before!
Paul Routledge said:
At the Bristol show I must have spoken to 100 people who are members or planning to to join Tenant Referencing UK. The nicest compliment was from Joe at Berkeley Lettings in Bristol who said he was going to use us because he wants to offer his landlords a better referencing service than the one he now uses.
If I can get letting agents (as well as landlords) to care about the service they offer and to use us to data share then we are home and dry and all safer; because tenant histories are the future of the Private Rented Sector.
As well as Rent Guarantee Insurance products, Letting Agents need to remember that Tenant Referencing UK is the only UK referencing company that that can provide them with their applicant Tenants History Report FREE as standard with their Equifax Financial Report. And that’s the beauty of using Landlord Referencing; network referencing in ‘real-time’ with over 25,000 fellow UK landlords and letting agents 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Therefore in the wake of this case, where an LRS member won her case against her letting agent for supplying unsuitable tenants;