Fast, Low-Cost Tenant Referencing

Comprehensive, High Quality Checks Trusted by Landlords

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  • 1 Working Day (on average)
  • Credit history check (which will highlight any CCJ’s)
  • Bankruptcy data
  • Residency & address confirmation
  • Electoral roll checks
  • Alias name search
  • Linked addresses located and searched
  • 2 Working Days (on average)
  • Credit history check
  • Voters roll confirmation (if the subject is not located on the current voters roll we will ask for proof of address)
  • Income reference/s (regardless of whether employed, self-employed, retired)
  • Bankruptcy data
  • Residency & address confirmation
  • Alias name search
  • Linked addresses located and searched
  • ID verification checks
  • Verification of employment & income
  • Reference from current landlord
  • Affordability calculation
  • 24 hour online access to application
  • County Court Judgment (CCJ) Search

Trusted by thousands of landlords

TheHouseShop work with thousands of Landlords each month promoting properties to let and managing Tenant Referencing.
You can choose to charge your tenants, or cover the costs yourself as the landlord.

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How do I get my results?

We run a variety of checks to confirm the suitability of your tenants and then provide you with a report detailing a pass or fail result for your tenants. You can download a sample report here.


Why you should reference your tenants

Properly referencing potential tenants is an essential part of the lettings process and will help you avoid irresponsible or unsuitable tenants. Tenant referencing is the best way to safeguard your property and ensure you receive your rent, each and every month.

How does it work?

enter tenant's details

1. Enter your tenant's details.

Use our simple online dashboard to fill in your tenants’ details.

we notify tenants

2. We notify your tenants.

We contact your tenants to get their permission to run our comprehensive checks.

we run a detailed reference check

3. We run a detailed reference check.

We verify the information provided by your tenants, ensuring they are suitable for your property.

receive results

4. You receive the results.

We send you a report detailing the results for each applicant - helping you to find only the best tenants.

Frequently Asked Questions

You can edit your property advert at any time by logging in to your account on and going to the “Your Properties” section of your user dashboard. You can change or add photos, edit your description, change your asking price, add additional features, and more.

Tenant vetting or tenant referencing will involve a series of checks to determine if someone will be a reliable and responsible tenant. The reference will include various background checks such as employment status, identity checks, credit checks and references from past landlords.

The tenant referencing process shouldn’t usually take more than 48 hours once the referencing agency has received permission from the tenants to perform the checks. It may take longer to get the results of the reference if the tenant’s previous landlord or employer does not respond quickly.

Yes, landlords can use third party credit agencies to run credit checks on potential tenants, but only if they have written permission from the tenant. Most landlords will perform a credit check on potential tenants as part of the tenant referencing process during their rental application.

In most cases, the tenant will be expected to pay a non-refundable fee of anywhere from £15-£70 for referencing checks. However, some landlords prefer to cover the costs of tenant screening themselves, which is why TheHouseShop let landlords choose who pays for tenant referencing.

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