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Nicola Caulfield asked 3 months ago

I’m a newbie to DIY rental!! Ive got a couple who want to rent my place and have given them a form to complete so I can get credit checks/references done. They are husband and wife. The husband has completed the form just for himself (hes paying the rent). Do I need to get the wife credit checked/referenced as well or not? Any advice would be appreciated! Many thanks

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Sarah Featherstone answered 3 months ago

Ideally, you should get both tenants checked, especially if both are going to be named on the tenancy. In some instances, the relationship breaks down and the boyfriend/husband walks away from the tenancy with the wife looking after the children. Also if you want to be considered for rent guarantee insurance you ought to get both checked.

Sarah Featherstone answered 3 months ago

Ideally, you should get both tenants checked, especially if both are going to be named on the tenancy. In some instances, the relationship breaks down and the boyfriend/husband walks away from the tenancy with the wife looking after the children. Also if you want to be considered for rent guarantee insurance you ought to get both checked.

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