Rent Now Referencing
Referencing is incredibly simple if you're using Rent Now. All you need to do is ask the tenants to place a £200 holding deposit by clicking the green Rent Now button on the right hand side of your listing.
When they place the holding deposit they type in all the information we need to get started with referencing. All you need to do as a landlord is log in to OpenRent and click 'Initiate Reference'.
From this point, we keep you updated at every stage. You'll receive regular updates by email, and you can also track the status of the application via the website. (Find out how here)
Once referencing completes we email you the reports, or you can download them by logging in to the website.
If a guarantor is required, you can simply add them to the existing Rent Now application once this is in progress.
What is Rent Now?
Rent Now costs the landlord £49 inc. VAT. It includes the cost of referencing, the tenancy agreement, deposit handling and first month's rent collection, all handled by us. Tenants are charged £20 each for referencing within Rent Now.
You can find more information here.
If you aren't using Rent Now, you can still order referencing on its own: we take payment of £20 per reference up-front for this.
When ordering standalone referencing, you just need the following details for each tenant/guarantor:
- Full name
- Email address
- Phone number
Learn more about our standalone referencing service here.