Finding a good tenant is the single most important thing when letting a property. Vetting all prospective tenants is crucial to safeguard your investment and to ensure all the surrounding residents continue to enjoy a harmonious living space.
- Carry out background and reference checks with previous landlords or where this is not applicable, a professional character reference.
- Request copy payslips/bank statements to ensure the prospective tenant can afford the rent on their stated earnings.
- Request a letter from the prospective tenant’s employer to confirm if the tenant’s employment contract is temporary/permanent.