We check the person is who they claim to be.
We check that the landlord owns the property.
We check to see if the landlord requires a license from the local authority, and if so whether they have obtained one.
We check the bank details provided match those of the landlord, protecting you when you transfer money.
We check if the landlord is accredited or not. Accreditation is a voluntary course taken by landlords to promote best practice and ensure they understand their legal responsibilities.
We check available information to see if the landlord has previously been prosecuted for housing related offences such as poor living conditions, or lack of fire safety provisions.
We check negative County Court Judgement rulings against the landlord and associated companies.
We check to see if the landlord and any associated companies has a history of bankruptcy.
If we have received repeated bad reports of a landlord, with evidence provided, then we will warn you about dealing with them.