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Tenant Referencing

Tenant Referencing Tenant Referencing

Our tenant referencing service offers landlords reassurance that they are choosing the right tenants for their property. We carry out extensive checks and provide you with a comprehensive tenant referencing report which details all our findings.

We offer a variety of different options and ways to reference your prospective tenants. You can choose to have your tenant referencing report delivered to you instantly, within 1 hour, 24 hours or 48 hours (subject to referee availability) and you can also decide whether you want an “instant” report which is simply a credit check or a “full” tenant reference which is much more in depth and comprehensive.

As part of our referencing, we also offer extensive checks on Foreign Nationals – please see our checklist here.

Paragon Advance has a sophisticated online system which allows you to submit applications, track progress, download reports and much more. Alternatively, if you prefer, you can post us your tenant referencing forms. All you need to do is register as a landlord to access our exclusive system and begin using our services.

Tenant Referencing prices vary and are dependent on the service requested. Please visit the relevant section for more details of costs.

Please click on a header below for more information on our tenant referencing services:

Full Reference (Tenant and Guarantor)

This is our most popular service and is the most comprehensive. Every full reference has the benefit of the following:

  • Credit history check (which will highlight any county court judgements & bankruptcies)
  • Electoral roll confirmation (if the subject is not located on the current electoral roll we will ask for proof of address)
  • Locate information (which may reveal undisclosed addresses which we can then search)
  • Paragon Advance tenants database check
  • Managing agent/Landlords reference/s (both current and previous if applicable)
  • Income reference/s (regardless of whether employed, self-employed, retired)

The full reference service is available on a 1 hour, 24 hour or 48 hour turnaround (subject to referee availability). Please note there is no additional charge for overseas applicants, however, there may be a delay in obtaining references.

All responses are sent via e-mail or post  with the exception of the 1 hour service where the response is available online only.

Once your applicants or guarantors (if applicable) have passed our full reference you are then eligible to take out any of our warranty products which provide cover for legal expenses and non-payment of rent. Please see our warranty section for more information.

Instant Credit Search (Tenant and Guarantor)

Using a leading credit agency we can provide a thorough credit search on your applicant. The credit search should locate any county court judgements & bankruptcies at your clients addresses and also check that the client is located on the electoral roll.

It can also automatically link  the applicants previous 6 addresses ensuring that any undisclosed addresses are discovered.
You are provided with a comprehensive report instantly. Instant Searches are only available online.
Please note that we are not able to offer any of our warranty products on Instant Credit Searches.

Company Reference (Tenant and Guarantor)

This service should be used when a tenancy agreement is being drawn up in a company’s name rather than an individual.A full analysis of balance sheet and profit and loss, assessing the financial suitability of the company is carried out. Details of directors and shareholders are analysed giving an all round opinion of the suitability of the company and their ability to discharge their rental liabilities. All responses are sent by fax or post. Once the company has passed our full reference you are then eligible to take out any of our warranty products which provide cover for legal expenses and non-payment of rent. Please see our warranty section for more information.

Remote Referencing

Remote Referencing is our enhanced referencing service which allows tenants to complete their own applications online. You simply input basic applicant (tenant, guarantor or company) details; including an email address and a link will be sent to the applicant, which enables them to complete their reference application online, from work or home, at their convenience

This service will save you time, resource, unnecessary paperwork and will help prevent rejected applications as all information will need to be completed prior to submission.

The same charges apply to references submitted remotely.