Tenant referencing - do you charge the tenant?
In the past I've just done a credit check via the RLA at a cost of £10 per tenant and I always pay for this myself. However from now on I'm thing of using the RLA's full tenant referencing service at a cost of £22 per tenant.
How many of you charge the tenant for this? How much do you charge them?
What if they fail and get a poor credit score or fail the reference? I guess you tell them you won't be having them as a tenant and also there's no refund? Have you ever had a tenant who's then got angry with you when you've told them this?
What if they have a good credit rating and a good reference and you decide to take them on as a tenant. Do you give them their money back?
What about letting agents? Do most of these charge the tenant for this as well?
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