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RLA Credit Checking Service

This member only service is a key step to safeguarding your lettings. With an RLA credit check you get:

RLA credit checks can build a picture of previous tenant behaviour even finding the address history and bad credit history applicants try to hide. With this detailed information you can then judge what the applicant will be like as a tenant. Members using the service have access to RLA telephone support during office hours.

Benefits of RLA Credit Checks


From £12, the RLA Members' Credit Check service is one of the best value for money credit checks available to landlords and agents. Additional address history is available for just £6 per address.

Highly Accurate & Detailed Report

The Credit Check collects a plethora of information on an applicant such as details of undeclared previous addresses, electoral roll status, aliases, CCJs, bankruptcies, sequestrations as well as the applicant's credit score. The RLA Credit Check provides the most detailed report on the market.

Easy to Use

The online RLA Credit Check service is available 24/7. Results are returned to your RLA account within minutes. We also include an easy to understand guide to help you understand the results of the credit check.

Reputable Service

The RLA Credit Check service is provided by TransUnion, one of the three main credit checking agencies in the UK. It has been used by thousands of RLA landlords in order to seek suitable tenants for their investments.


As an RLA Member, you have access to RLA staff who are on hand to help with any credit check queries. RLA staff are available during office hours. The online RLA Credit Check service itself is available 24/7.

Credit checking a potential tenant is absolutely vital. I'm so glad the RLA provides such a great service in such an affordable and instant way. Sarah, Manchester

Easy Three Step Process

A credit check can be completed in three easy steps as shown below, We recommend that for an accurate credit check you use not only the applicant's current address but also their previous address history for the last six years (You may input a maximum of three addresses per credit check).

Flow Diagram of how to complete the creditcheck process

Great Value for Money

The service costs just £12 for full history at one address and only £6 for each additional address. We also include the first two undeclared addresses in your search for FREE. In terms of value for money, the information packed RLA credit check is one of the best available.

pricing Details

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