14:40 PM, 22nd June 2022, About 2 years ago 13
I lose a lot of time (especially being an HMO landlord) with referencing tenants. Both referencing companies and tenants seem to expect all this to be done for free!
It costs landlords time and money, checking when the tenancy started, filling out the forms, and another interruption/job to do on top of all the others.
Tenancy referencing companies do not pay landlords for this … and even act quite heavy-handed at times as if it is a must that this is done – and insist that this must be done immediately.
Is it not an idea to rectify this situation and get landlords paid for their time and administrative effort?
Also, I have clauses in my agreements that state that if a reference is required, a tenant should pay a fee of say £ 25 for that – but I never charge that for fear of it being illegal (although I feel it is not).
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