This will depend on whether you have your tenants referenced as part of Rent Now.
We advise allowing 3-5 working days for comprehensive referencing, and one full working day for speedy referencing.
This is as accurate as we can be since the process relies on being able to contact the tenants, their employers and previous landlords, and getting the required information from those people. Sometimes a comprehensive reference can take only a couple of hours! But it can also take a lot longer if other parties aren't easily reachable.
Aside from referencing, the rest of the process is very simple. Completing the contracts, deposit and payments happens quickly and is managed online.
We notify and remind all parties by email and SMS whenever their input is required, so things tend to move along much quicker than with a high street agent.
The exact timings depend on how responsive all parties to the tenancy are, but you could have everything set up within a few hours!