Applying

Applying for a tenancy with us is easy, fast and safe. We don’t bog you down with lengthy forms and reference-gathering before a decision is made. To make things easier for you, we just ask for a simple application form which you can fill out directly from your desired property listing on our website. All you have to do first is sign up for an account. We respond to all applicants, whether successful or not, and we do our best to process your application as quickly as possible.

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Once your application has been accepted, we ask for referencing documents from all applicants. We work in partnership with UKtenantdata who can provide you with this within 3 working days for £48.00. The report belongs to you, is accepted by most Letting Agents and is valid for 45 days.

If you wish to provide your own referencing, please see the list of required documents below:

1. Full Credit Reference (credit score alone is not acceptable). As a prospective tenant, it is important that you are able to demonstrate to your Landlord that you have a satisfactory credit profile and the ability to fulfil the terms of the tenancy agreement which you will sign. Dunpark Property Agents require all applicants to provide a Full Tenant Reference Report, from a National Referencing Company recognised by us. You can organise this yourself or we can start the process with our partner company– UKtenantdata, who can process your details in 3 days. To start the process, the information that we need is your email address and contact number– that’s all! You then respond to the hyper-link in the email you will receive from UKtenantdata, input the requested details, pay the referencing charge – and that gets your tenancy moving…..

2. Copies of your last 3 months of bank statements – please note we will not copy originals in house for you!

3. Employer’s reference – your employer’s reference must contain the following information:
– The reference must be provided on company letterhead or be from an email address belonging to a company domain.
– The reference must confirm your income and employment status.
– Your employer must confirm that they are not aware of any change in your employment circumstances for the term of your tenancy.
– If you are starting a new job, we will assess your application on the basis of your new employment.
– If you are currently unemployed but you are starting a new job, your new employer must verify that your job starts within 31 days of the tenancy start date.
– If you are employed by a relative, you must provide independent evidence of your salary. You will need to provide details of the company accountant and provide us with your last three months’ pay slips.

4. Self-Employed – you must have been self-employed for at least the last three years. You will need to provide us with your accountant’s details and we will ask your accountant to verify your income. Your accountant must be fully qualified and registered with a recognised accountancy body in the UK. We cannot accept references from book-keepers. If you do not use an accountant, we can accept three years’ of authenticated self-assessment tax return forms.

5. Independent Means – if you are of independent means, you will need to supply us with the following as proof of your ability to pay the rent:
– Bank or building society statements showing your long-term savings. Specifically, you’ll need to show you’ve had the savings for at least six months and that your savings total at least three times the total rent for the tenancy term (an initial tenancy term is normally six months) or
– A solicitor’s letter confirming you are in receipt of sufficient equity from a property sale.

6. Retired – if you are a pensioner or have retired you will need to provide a copy of your annual pension statement, your monthly pension slip or your most recent P60. If you are not receiving a pension, you can supply the following as proof of your ability to pay the rent:
– Statements showing long-term savings. You’ll need to show you’ve had the savings for at least six months and that your savings total three times the total rent for the tenancy term.
– Statements showing state pension or benefits.

7. Previous Landlord or Agent Reference – including full address, contact details ( landline and email address) and landlord registration number and confirming:
– That the applicant is currently a tenant.
– Term of tenancy agreement and tenancy start and end dates.
– The current monthly rent amount and any issues with late/non-payment of rent.
– Any damage caused to the property and current condition of property.

8. Living with next kin or friends – homeownership confirmation will be required i.e. mortgage statement.

9. Satisfactory Proof of ID (If a form without a photograph is used, then a certified copy photograph of the applicant will be needed in addition). Please supply one proof of ID from this list:
– A new style driving license.
– Current signed passport.
– Resident permit issues to EEA by Home Office.
– State Pension or Benefits book / Notification letter.
– Firearms / shotgun certificate.
– Sub-Contractors Tax Certificate.
– HMRC tax notification letter.
– Credit Card statement.
– Criminal Records Bureau certificate.
– Police Warrant Card.
– Forces ID Card.

10. Satisfactory Proof of Address (Must be dated within 3 months of application).
Please supply one proof of address from this list:
– Utility Bill (not mobile phone bill).
– Driving License (need not be dated within 3 months of application).
– Letter from employer, on headed paper, confirming applicant’s home address.
– Bank / Building Society statement.
– Most recent mortgage statement.
– Current Local Authority Tax bill (if not dated within 3 months of the application it must be supported by a new style driving license, passport or European ID card).
– Local authority rent card or tenancy agreement.
– House or motor insurance certificate.
– State Pension or Benefits book / Notification letter.
– Credit Card statement.
– Criminal Records Bureau Certificate.
– Pay slip.
– TV License (if not dated within 3 months of the application it must be supported by a new style driving license, passport or European ID card).

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