Tenant Referencing

Over 92% of landlords reference their tenants in the UK, so at OpenRent, we've made the whole thing extremely straight forward, whilst making sure you get an in-depth overview of your tenant's and guarantor's, financial status - helping you make sure each applicant is suitable for your property.

Not only that, but we'll back each successful reference with an offer of Rent Guarantee Insurance, to protect you in the event something did go wrong.

Full details of our referencing, and pricing is visible below.


per tenant

Speedy Reference

1 Working Day (on average)
Credit Check
Linked Address, Identity & Fraud Information
CCJs, Decrees, and other court information
Right to Rent Check and Advice


per tenant

Comprehensive Reference

3-5 Working Days (on average)
Credit Check
Linked Address, Identity & Fraud Information
CCJs, Decrees, and other court information
Right to Rent Check and Advice
Affordability Rating
Previous Landlord Reference
Employers Reference
Rent Guarantee Insurance Eligible

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Detailed Referencing Overview:

Comprehensive Referencing Speedy Referencing
Credit check
Credit score obtained from suite of credit agencies (including Experian) - This is a statistical measure of the likelihood of the applicant paying on time
Fraud Checks
Linked Address, Identity & Fraud Information searches
Outstanding debt search
County Court Judgments (CCJs), Decrees and other court information registered over the last six years in the applicant's name
Right to Rent Check & Advice
We will help advise on the applicants right to rent, and collect document scans. The landlord, as required by law, then just needs to double check the details in person.
Affordability Rating
We will ascertain, based on the tenants employment and earnings, whether they can afford the rent (or their portion of the rent) on your property.
Rent Guarantee Insurance
Rent Guarantee Insurance is offerred on all successful comprehensive references.
RGI covers you for any unpaid rent or legal expenses you might incur with this tenancy from just £55 for 6 months, or £89 for 12 months cover. You also get access to a free legal helpline for the duration of your policy to help with any issues as they arise.
from £55
Previous Landlord Reference (if applicable)
If the tenant has a current or previous landlord we will obtain their information and request details to confirm the length of the tenancy, monthly amount, and confirming the tenants paid on time, looked after the property and left on good terms.
Employers Reference (if applicable)
If the tenant is employed, we will use independent contact information to contact their employer and obtain details of their employment. This includes, their salary, occupation and length of employment. Where a tenant or guarantor is self-employed, we will use accountant details or bank statements to determine eligibility and provide this summary to the landlord.
Time Taken
3-5 Working Days
(On Average)
1 Working Day
(On Average)
Cost Per Tenant or Guarantor
£20 £20
Note: Credit score and other credit based data is only available to applicants who currently live in the UK. Rent Guarantee Insurance can only be offered on tenants who pass all references and have a UK based income, or who have a UK based guarantor.

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