What are tenant screening services?

How much do you really know about the person you’re letting into your property? Whether you’re a letting agent acting on behalf of a client or a private landlord, you can gain peace of mind knowing a potential tenant is trustworthy with their finances.

From credit reports and financial history to employment history, we provide a comprehensive range of tenant screening checks to anyone letting out a property, which can help to minimise risks.

Our referencing service is not only accurate, but easy to use, and will guide you in the right direction when it comes to choosing the perfect tenant. With our tools, you are also able to monitor existing tenants, which will help combat any potential risks for the future of the property.

The types of checks we can do

About our checks

Our checks are comprehensive and informative, so you get the help you need to make educated decisions based on hard facts. We’ll pull information from multiple sources for a single background check, including identity and fraud checks, so you know exactly who will be moving into the property, as well as financial information to ensure that rent is paid on time.

We also have tools to access references from employers, accountants and previous landlords, as we know that a financial report may not necessarily reflect the true character of the tenant. There are two levels of report available, depending on how quickly you need the information. The instant report is generated automatically, which helps to assess whether moving forward with a potential application is viable, while a more detailed report includes income and landlord references. This can be delivered as soon as we are able to obtain details.

The benefits of a reference check with Experian

  • Save time and money using our online system. Our reference checks work straight away, before you even begin to progress with an applicant.
  • Gain confidence that your prospective tenant is who they say they are.
  • Reduce the risk to yourself and tenants by having proof of how much rent your tenants can afford, before completing property applications.
  • Gain insight from a tenant’s previous landlord or accountant; this will give you a good indication of their reliability and whether they can pay on time.