by Lorna Rose
15:54 PM, 11th May 2011, About 13 years ago
Tenancy agreements are important. They make it clear what you expect from your tenant and when they sign the dotted line you have a contract stipulating they will abide by the rules you have set down. That’s the theory.
In reality tenancy agreements sometimes have the amazing ability to stretch wide enough for your tenant to drive a coach and horses through them. No pets? One landlord managed to evict a problem tenant only to find he had left a very large snake behind and although it is understood that your property should not be used for illegal purposes it is astonishing just how much cannabis is grown and just how many brothels spring up in rented properties.
So I ask a simple question, “does your tenancy agreement give you the confidence or would you like to know more about your next tenant before you get them to sign?”
TenantID is a nationwide database which can tell you at the touch of a button whether the person wanting to rent your property is a safe proposition or has a track record of trouble. The information is provided by people like you and the aim is to create a nationwide network of people in the lettings industry sharing information to protect one another from rogue tenants. If someone has used your flat as a drugs factory or an animal sanctuary you can let colleagues know that the tenant breached their tenancy agreement and hopefully prevent someone else from making an expensive and stressful mistake
To find out how you can join the TenantID network and make informed choices about your future tenants visit www.tenantID.co.UK today and register for FREE.
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