We have chosen to partner with Sure Tenant, through whom the cost of referencing per applicant is £46.80. We will send you a link once your application has been approved to start the referencing process with Sure Tenant. If you require a guarantor, only your guarantor should complete this referencing process. If you are unsure, please call us or Sure Tenant directly.
At Dunpark, we have a duty of care to carry out a number of vetting checks to ensure the applicant’s suitability to let a property. As Managing Agents for our landlords, we have professional duties and legal obligations that we must abide by before we are able to allow a prospective tenant to enter into a tenancy. We partner with Sure Tenant for the referencing aspect of our professional duty. There are several reasons why referencing is required, we have outlined the main reasons for you below:
* It is our legal responsibility, as professional agents for the landlord, to approve only those tenants who have been able to prove and document their capability to satisfactorily rent a property from us.
* It is a legal requirement under anti-money laundering regulations to verify and prove your identity as well as to confirm your suitability and financial capability as a suitable prospective tenant.
* It is an obligation to satisfy this process to a level that will satisfy the standards and requirements of a landlord’s rental insurance provider.
* It is a requirement for us to take a holistic view of all aspects of your application and ensure that all of your details and information cross refer correctly to each other, such as bank account statements, your current address, your income, pay slips, employment contract, bank account verification, ID document verification, credit score, independent rental affordability verification and so forth.
If you would prefer not to use the services of Suretenant, an independent tenant vetting agency – you have the option to seek to produce this verification that we require yourself, and we have detailed the specific requirements and standards required for each element of the process that we need you to undertake. Please click here to see the self referencing requirements.
ALL of these requirements will need to be delivered to our office together, in the correct format, within 7 days from the date your application start. All of these items are stand alone functions, all of which we require to be complete prior to a tenancy being agreed with you. In order to collate all of these individual processes together, we require that you complete the checklist, which we will provide, which will cross-refer all of these individual data sources to each other, to ensure that our professional standards are met.