Gary Bray

Registered with Property118.com
Sunday 20th September 2015


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Total Number of Property118 Comments: 16

Gary Bray

22:11 PM, 14th September 2021, About a month ago

How are Councils assisting Afghan refugees to find properties?

Would the tenant be considered vulnerable? If so you should be able to get the housing element of their UC claim paid directly to you.... Read More

Gary Bray

21:53 PM, 11th September 2021, About a month ago

Tenant Referencing - who do you use for a thorough check these days?

Reply to the comment left by Mervin SX at 11/09/2021 - 21:23
I agree with those recommendations Mervin but that doesn't help with the guarantor though. I have tenants with guarantors who live hundreds of miles away, it's just not practical to do face to face ID verification and, in 2021 why should you still need to?... Read More

Gary Bray

21:20 PM, 11th September 2021, About a month ago

Tenant Referencing - who do you use for a thorough check these days?

@Mark. This one wasn't using biometric scanning. I did use that type when I last bought a house and it felt pretty secure. The odd thing was though, it gave me the option to use my driving licence instead which isn't biometric so that's probably the ID document of choice for criminals.

@Mervin, I agree that you need multiple checks but what I'm saying is, I don't believe Openrent do the check to verify that the person presenting the passport is actually that person.... Read More

Gary Bray

19:36 PM, 11th September 2021, About a month ago

Tenant Referencing - who do you use for a thorough check these days?

"- Identity check (through credit file)"

This is the part I'm not happy with. Due to the lack of available labour I've been getting pretty hands on lately. Only today I needed to hire a wacer plate. In order to get the hire booked I had to scan my passport and record myself moving my head around just to prove I was the person on the passport photo. This was so that I could hire an item costing less than £1000. But I guess even that system probably can't detect a passport that's been tampered with though.... Read More

Gary Bray

15:48 PM, 9th September 2021, About a month ago

Tenant Referencing - who do you use for a thorough check these days?

No DSR. That would still amount to charging for them.... Read More