Form of Request for a Bank Reference for new Residential Tenant
Letter Requesting Reference from Residential Tenant’s Bank
This Letter Requesting Reference from Residential Tenant’s Bank should be printed on the landlord's headed paper. It is addressed to the bank manager and includes a "consent" section which must be signed by the proposed tenant.
The letter asks the bank manager to comment on the proposed tenant’s financial standing. The response will assist the landlord in deciding whether to grant a tenancy to the tenant and whether any security (in the form of a rent deposit or a guarantor) is necessary.
Tenant Fees Act 2019 (which affects England only) and the Renting Homes (Fees etc.) (Wales) Act 2019 (which affects Wales only), landlords and/or letting agents are prohibited from charging tenants fees for
setting up new tenancies caught by these acts, which includes the cost of obtaining references. It will be the landlord’s responsibility to
meet these costs.
This Letter Requesting a Reference from the Tenant’s Bank is in open format. Either enter the requisite details in the highlighted fields or adjust the wording to suit your purposes.
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