tenant referencing questions

tenant referencing questions

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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How on earth is it possible to get a credit score as low as that?

14 June, 20160 Comments
Dear Samii We ran a credit check the other day, I wanted to please verify the result with yourself as I have never seen a score so low as 7?? Can I check what the scale ranges from, I thought it was 1-600?? I’m not even sure how on earth it would be possible to
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Is there a way I can register and pay for all the services over the phone?

10 June, 20160 Comments
Dear Samii I’m really interested in joining your website, but I work long shifts and I see that you’re only open 9am-5pm and closed at weekends. So is there a way I can register and pay for all the services over the phone? Samii says That’s a valid point, as I’m sure many landlords out there are too busy
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What is the excess, if any, on your insurance policy for lost rent?

09 June, 20160 Comments
Dear Samii What is the excess, if any, on your insurance policy for lost rent? Samii says Feel free to read about our insurance policies here : http://rentsafeuk.co.uk/category/insurance-products/ If you would like to take an insurance policy on an existing tenanted property, then there is a 90 day excess. However, if you draw up a new
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Can benefit tenants be accepted for your rent guarantee insurance products?

02 June, 20160 Comments
Dear Samii I would like to take out a rent guarantee policy with RentSafeuk.co.uk for a tenant on benefits, is this possible? Is so, what criteria must they meet? Samii says Yes, at Tenant Referencing UK tenants in receipt of benefits have a chance of being insured for RGI through Rent Safe IF they have a guarantor. Guarantors for benefit
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Rent to Rent Arrears Cover?

23 May, 20160 Comments
Dear Samii Hello, I am starting a rent to rent business and the prospective Landlord we are speaking to wants to have a rent Arrears Cover. Could you confirm how this could work? My intention is to have one single AST per house, reference check each tenant and have a “Standard & Rent Arrears –
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Info on the referencing process that I can share with my applicant tenants

11 May, 20160 Comments
Dear Samii Do you have any information on the referencing process that I can share with my applicant tenants please? Samii says Of course, and it’s great to hear that you want to be completely transparent with tenants on the referencing process. Hopefully you’ll be able to use the following to effectively communicate with future tenants: The
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Is the Noddle credit reference any good?

05 May, 20160 Comments
Dear Samii My tenant appears to have a problem with their credit score, which is very low. They say its probably due to having split addresses and that they’ve recently applied to change their entry on the electoral role to their current address but it hasn’t come through yet. They’ve now provided a credit report
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Non-assured tenancy agreement – Is this eligible for RGI?

29 April, 20160 Comments
Dear Samii I am considering accepting a tenant but the appropriate tenancy for her is a non-assured tenancy agreement because 1) She is retaining another property she owns in London, and 2) I am a resident landlord in the property which shares the use of part of the building. Both make a non assured agreement
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