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Author: SamiiB-P

Senior PR Officer at & Admin at . Any queries email me at: / or give me a call on: 0800 9994 994 (option 6).

Applicant has no email or internet facilities – Can you reference them?

18 August, 20160 Comments
Dear Samii We have an applicant who has no email, internet or scanning facilities.  How can you carry out the referencing process on them? Samii says Invariably, there are many ways around this scenario. Most applicants that do no have internet access can either use a public library or they will often know of someone,
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What is an AST?

05 August, 20160 Comments
Dear Samii What is an AST?… Samii says AST is short for ‘Assured Shorthold Tenancy’, which is the most common form of tenancy in the private rented sector. A tenancy can be an AST if all of the following apply: you’re a private landlord or housing association the tenancy started on or after 15 January
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Do UK Landlords Care About Their Tenants’ Genders?

29 July, 20161 Comments
Have you ever gone to look around a rental property, fallen in love with it and on saying you would like to take it, been turned down with no real explanation as to why? Well, have you ever considered that the reason could be as simple as your gender? Finding the perfect place is not
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Why wasn’t a conviction of assault flagged up in my Equifax financial report?

22 July, 20160 Comments
Dear Samii I have a tenant who stated that he had no CCJ’s or other convictions. I now discover, by accident, that he had a recent conviction for assault. Could you please advise why this was not flagged up in your reference report? Samii says I completely understand your worry, but it’s important to understand
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Cheap is not always cheerful, especially with tenant references and RGI

21 July, 20160 Comments
With the likes of Upad and Openrent offering complete online letting solutions for UK landlords at rock bottom prices, the question we would like to ask you today is: are they offering you rock bottom tenant referencing and rent guarantee insurance services for your trouble? We all want to find the most cost effective deal,
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50% of Universal Credit claimants now in arrears

19 July, 20161 Comments
As the number of Universal Credit claimants in debt is much higher than expected, Lord Freud has commissioned an “urgent” review to directly address the issue. Describing the proportion of claimants already in arrears before they switched over to direct payment of benefit for housing costs under UC as “frightening”, speaking in the House of
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I used to get credits for uploading tenants … what’s happened?

20 June, 20160 Comments
Dear Samii Hello, I used to get credits for uploading tenants which don’t seem to happen any more? Samii says Good Morning, Thank you for your email and welcome back to the site.  We used to run a credit based system as you know, where you would receive lifestyle credits for each tenant uploaded. These
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Does the green tick mean I should go ahead with their tenancy or is there anything else I should be waiting for?

17 June, 20160 Comments
Dear Samii I’ve just received the Equifax financial report back. Does the green tick mean I should go ahead with their tenancy or is there anything else I should be waiting for? Samii says Thank you for highlighting this issue. At Tenant Referencing UK we try to make everything as clear and transparent as possible,
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