Reference Letters and Reference Request Forms for Residential Landlords

Residential Tenancy Referencing Documents

A prudent landlord will want to carry out careful checks on a potential tenant (and any guarantor) before entering into a tenancy agreement. In particular, the landlord will want to know that the tenant and guarantor can afford the rent and that the tenant has a good track record as a tenant.  

These Residential Tenancy Referencing Documents comprise Reference Request Letters and Reference templates allowing landlords and referees to request and give references. The templates cover references from former landlords, banks, employers and personal referees.

Under the 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.

These Residential Tenancy Referencing Documents are part of the Property Documents Folder. Just £35.00 + VAT will provide you with 1 year's unlimited access to download all/any documents from the Property Folder.

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