Renting Your Property:
Referencing

Meet Alex

Alex has a law degree and runs our Paralegal department.

It’s the job of our team of dedicated paralegals to do the detective work on every tenant that we place. Once our lettings consultants have an offer that meets the landlord’s requirements, the paralegal team swings into action.

“We leave no stone unturned when it comes to making sure we’ve found the best possible tenants for our landlords. We check affordability by comparing payslips with bank statements, and we perform a credit check on every single applicant. If cash cover looks a bit tight, we’ll request a rental guarantor or rental payment in advance.”

And as you might imagine, because we offer a rental guarantee as standard in our concierge lettings package, we take the process of reference checking very seriously indeed.

In addition to making sure our tenants can comfortably afford the rent, Alex’s team is responsible for detecting identity fraud.

Fraudulent applications are thankfully rare, but over the years we’ve caught several applicants red-handed. We’ve seen bogus employment references and forged bank statements. The helpful thing about having an separate department for referencing and legal work, is that we can be entirely objective. We’d much rather decline a tenant application than place the wrong tenant in one of our landlords’ properties.

So if you need a letting agent that can deliver you consistently reliable tenants, then give us a call on 0207 099 4000 and we’ll tell you more about Alex and her team. If you have a specific referencing question for Alex or her team, please call 020 7428 5340.

Find Out More Call 0207 099 4000
We already know how much your rental property is worth. Type your postcode to find out and get an online valuation within 60 seconds.

Get an Instant Valuation

Our handy interactive rental yield tool is updated daily and provides street-level yield data helping landlords identify buy-to-let hotspots in London.

Interactive Rental Yield Tool

Special offers from independent local businesses

Find Out More
Advice for Landlords

Landlord Advice

As we progress into the new year, the end of the financial year looms along with our tax obligations. If you have income from a rental property, you’re liable to pay self-assessment income tax - and by 31st January 2022 you need to have filed your an...


Landlord Advice

London may have suffered the wrath of the pandemic, but now that life is returning to 'normal,' our capital is recovering well.

Business, leisure, and entertainment operations are all reopening their doors, and, despite the mass exodus that occurred ...


Landlord Advice

As the end of the year draws near, investors and landlords begin to seriously consider what the next twelve months may have in store, and where the next property hotspots may be found.

Since the pandemic, the property market has been in full recovery ...

Before you go
Before you go...

Would you like an instant property valuation?

No thanks Yes please