Choosing the Right Tenants

Thursday 14 May 2020

One of the most important decisions about your investment property is selecting the tenant who lives in your property. There are a number of factors to consider:

Rental History

A rental reference gives a good indication of whether your tenant is a good fit for your property.  Rental references give an idea of whether a tenant will

  • Pay their rent on time
  • Keep the property clean and tidy
  • Leave the property in good condition

By checking the National Tenant Database, we are able to ensure they have not been blacklisted in the past due to unpaid rent, damage or eviction.

Can they afford the rent?

A financial check is the best way to make sure that all potential tenants applying to live in a property are able to afford to pay the rent on time. Bank statements and pay slips give an indicator that they are employed or have the income to afford the rent.


Whether a tenant is allowed to own pets can depend on the property and type of pet. While a goldfish may pose no threat to the condition of a property, some pets such as large dogs can be unsuitable for some properties. Assessing the type of pet a tenant has can give a good indication if a potential tenant will be a good fit for your property.  A tenant with a pet should have carpets cleaned and a pest treatment done upon vacating a property.

We make it easy for you

With access to tenant databases, ability to liaise with former landlords and a series of application checks, we are able to check and double check that someone is going to be a good tenant for you. Presenting you with tenants that meet the set criteria so that you don’t have to make a decision without all the facts.  

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