Shelter’s Income and expenditure figures highlighted13:57 PM, 4th February 2019
About 2 weeks ago 35
I have never had any DSS lets before and this is the first encounter. My estate agent has recommended a DSS tenant to take up tenancy despite the tenant has FAILED reference checks. The reason given was ‘incorrect or incomplete information on application form’ on the reference report.
Obviously spoken to my well-known high street estate agent and was told it is ‘expected’ for DSS tenants to fail reference checks, but the guarantor passed the reference checks, ‘so it is ok to take on this tenant’.
Due to my inexperience with DSS tenants, could someone clarify these points:-
1) is it ‘expected’ for DSS tenants to fail reference check?
2) does it make it OK if the guarantor passed the reference check?
Suggestions or advice needed.
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