Tenant Refencing

Tenant Referencing

Fast and thorough checks that help you to make an informed decision about the tenants you choose

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It All Starts with a Quality Reference

We understand that good quality referencing is the first line of defence for you as a letting agent and our experience ensures that referencing results are reliable and trustworthy. Over the past 30 years, we’ve referenced more than 14 million tenants, so with HomeLet you know you’re dealing with experts in referencing.

We take the risk out of property rental through our award-winning service and comprehensive referencing. Our specialist referencing department complete over 500,000 references a year and performs a multitude of checks to provide an objective assessment.


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Tenant submits their details

It’s quick and simple for a potential tenant to provide confirm their details, and details for their landlord and financial referees via our online form


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Agent review completed

You’ll have the opportunity to make sure you’re happy so far before submitting the reference.

You can toggle this option on/off at any time.


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Referencing process completed

Our market-leading references complete a multitude of checks, including (where applicable):

  • Bank Validation
  • Any Adverse Credit History
  • Undisclosed Addresses
  • CIFAS (Credit Industry Fraud Avoidance System)
  • HomeLet Default Database
  • Consistency of application cross check
  • Full financial reference, including future employment
  • Current landlord or letting agent references


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Final report completed

We’ll provide you a detailed final report confirming all the information we’ve collected on your tenant.

On average, we’ll return your final report within 48hrs of logging the reference!

Get the full picture, fast

As the UK’s largest tenant referencing company our aim is to make the process as quick as we can, to help get tenants moving as soon as possible.

For this reason it’s important for the tenant to have access to live updates throughout the referencing process – Once the tenant completes their application form, they’ll have access to easily track the progress of their application as well as view whether there is any outstanding information required.

We also have over 100 trained referencing staff able to identify and act upon potentially fraudulent applications and ensure that all information is accurate and reliable.

HomeLet Referencing Processes

Same Day Intelligent Referencing

By using Open Banking we can quickly and efficiently verify an applicant’s financial information, including income and existing rental payments.

Same Day Intelligent Referencing means we can deliver your completed reference much faster, with the process usually completed within a matter of minutes, without the need to provide endless paperwork or spend time chasing employer and landlord references.

HomeLet Verify – Your Right to Rent solution

You already know that we’re experts when it comes to helping you select the right tenants for your properties and you’ve already placed your trust in us. So let us take the hassle out of the Right to Rent checks and save you one more job – you don’t need to do it all yourself! HomeLet Verify takes away all the hassle of these additional checks and you can simply offer this service to your landlords, safe in the knowledge that you’ll be compliant. Here are just some of its great features…

  • Online forms that are clear and easy to complete
  • Optical Character Recognition (OCR) – reads documents and automatically populates the Applicant’s details so you don’t have to
  • Secure storage of all your Right to Rent documentation
  • Free, comprehensive training pack
  • Ability to search by address, so you can see all tenants that live in the same property
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Going a step further

“A good reference is the first line of defence for letting agents and I’m proud of how much the HomeLet Referencing process has evolved to continually protect our customers from fraudulent tenants. Whether it’s using our own internal databases, compiled over 30 years and having referenced over 14 million tenants, or accessing information stored on the National Fraud Database accessed using CIFAS – we always go that step further to help you find the right tenants. The icing on the cake is that our friendly and knowledgeable staff are always on hand to help you through every step of the process.”

R Baker – Head of Referencing

Are you ready to maximise the value of every let?

Just provide us with a few details below and we’ll be in touch quickly to demonstrate how simple it is to increase your revenue.

Alternatively, you can call us on 0330 333 7252

Our office hours are 09:00-17:30 Mon – Thurs and 09:00-17:00 Friday.

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