Tenants History was created to assist letting agents in choosing the best tenant for their client/owner and help build a stronger relationship.
Feedback of Tenants History from letting agents has been fantastic. A large number have expressed an interest in the service and what it offers. Tenants History gives letting agents the perfect chance to offer a different level of service to their clients, our website allows letting agents the opportunity to include an additional referencing service.
Credit checks do not tell you if a prospective tenant has had previous rent arrears or left a property in a very poor condition. We even hear, in some cases, that agents cannot afford the time pursuing ex-tenants through the courts.
When a prospective tenant approaches you with an interest in a property at some point you will usually ask for their identification (such as passport) to carry out a credit check. We suggest it’s at this point you search Tenants History to see if the tenant has been registered and possibly "rated". If listed and given a rating, this will enable you to make a quick decision whether to carry on with this applicant, just like you would if they failed the credit reference. With the contact details of the previous landlord available on the site you are also able to gain a finer reference by contacting them direct if you wish.
When an existing tenant looks for other accommodation, the agent can sometimes be the last to know!
A prospective landlord or agent can search Tenants History for the record of your tenant, providing the tenant has approached them initially and given them their personal details such as name/date of birth etc. If your tenant is on the database and is searched by someone else, you will immediately receive an e-mail informing you that your tenant has been searched and therefore approached another landlord/agent and is considering moving. This enables you the time to contact the tenant and inspect the property.
This also gives you the chance to find out what the tenant needs or requirements they have in relation to their choice to move, giving you a greater chance in matching properties you have "to let", thus minimizing losing the tenant to a competitor. Why don't you be the first to know that your tenant is looking to move and NOT the last!
In addition, the website offers agents and landlords the opportunity to speak directly with each other regarding a tenants previous history and rating, prior to any residential dealings.
Feedback regarding the website has been extremely positive and it is clear that letting agents believe there is a gap in the market for a service like this, therefore numbers expressing an interest have risen rapidly.
It is useful to bear in mind that the history of a tenant creates more security for an agent when the tenant knows that their behaviour will be recorded and circulated to other letting agents.
Click here to register for our no cost service www.tenantshistory.co.uk/register
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