Tenancy Application Forms
You should always use a
comprehensive tenancy application form. Inform
the prospect that it is very important that all
sections of the form are completed and that one form
is needed for each and every adult
We supply free of charge:
The signed application form
giving the tenant's consent for the landlord or
agent to carry out credit searches is a legal
requirement - a signed copy of the form must be
kept on record.
A Tenant's Application Form
is crucial and the most
important document after the lease agreement.
The application form records permanently
the tenant's declaration as to identity, accommodation
and employment histories, income status, references, and
personal details - Smoker? Pets? Other Occupants,
Children, Vehicles etc.
Should the tenant make a false
statement to gain a tenancy, the form will provide
crucial evidence when the landlord starts possession
proceedings under ground 17 of the Housing Act 1988
- Making a false statement.
It also confirms the tenant's
understanding of the property to be let, the type and
length of tenancy and basic terms, costs and
expenses to be paid out and the rent and deposit required.
The form is the basis of the tenant screening
process. It should provide sufficient information to
enable the landlord to contact the tenant, or his
relatives, even if he absconds.
It also clearly informs the
tenant that credit checks and references
will be made in accordance with the 1988
Data Protection Act.
Inform the prospect/s
that the form/s should be returned as soon as
possible so that references can be taken up quickly and a
credit check carried out.
We strongly recommend
that credit checks are always carried out. You may
wish to charge the prospect a fee for this process,
in which case the form should state this.