Filling in application to rent property before even viewing it?

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  • whatnobeer
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    No idea on legality, probably ok as long as they don’t charge a fee. We used an agent that tried that on and we eventually told them where to go. Figured if they were being a pain in the ass before we were even moved in then it would only get worse.

    Premier Icon midlifecrashes
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    Fairly normal for agency to take details of prospective tenants, there is likely to be need for enough info for a credit check and permission to take one. That form seems to go a bit deeper than usual though.

    project
    Member

    Totally ok, the landlord and agency need to ensure youre legal, and actually a real person, with a job, and the means to pay the rent and deposit, and an esy way to filter out the riff raff, who may not pay.

    Also details of previous tennancies, 2 guarantors, copy of driving licence or passport with picture, and previous paid utility bills.

    loum
    Member

    whatnobeer +1
    I’d use a different agency too.

    b r
    Member

    Does mean less chance of time wasters and/or people who’ll not pass vetting at a later stage.

    randomjeremy
    Member

    A friend is being asked to fill in a (quite invasive in my opinion) application form before she is even allowed to view a property she might like to rent – is this the usual way of doing things in the UK? Is it even legal?

    Form at http://www.beverleymorganestateagents.co.uk/rentalapplication.html

    cheers, Keith

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