Tenants Referencing

Masterclass Properties want to make your first time renting or moving home as enjoyable and stress-free as possible

Masterclass Properties carry out a range of rigorous checks on all prospective tenants. All references are required in order to minimize the risks associated with letting a property. Our requirements are as follows:

We require passport identification and/or immigration documents. This is required in order to confirm you have the right to rent in the UK.
This is called the ‘right to rent check’. See here (https://www.gov.uk/private-renting/document-checks) for more information.

Bank Statements
We require a minimum 3 months most recent bank statements. These are required in order to assess your incoming transactions i.e wages and outgoing transactions.e rent, bills and other regular transactions and direct debits to make sure that you are responsible with managing your money.
* You can opt to hide your account details on your statement if this is present. Your name and address details must be shown. *

Former Landlord Reference
We require a reference from your former Landlord to check you have a history of being a reliable and trustworthy tenant.
Your former Landlord’s contact details should be provided to us in order for us to directly contact them. We want to know:

  1. The length of your tenancy and address of residence
  2. The amount of rent payable and that you paid the rent on time and in full throughout the duration of your tenancy
  3. You took good care of the property and its contents
  4. Were there any breaches to your contract anytime throughout your tenancy and were there any notices served
  5. What kind of character did you show throughout your tenancy and would your Landlord rent to you again in the future

Employer Reference/Proof of Employment
We require a reference from your employer to confirm that you are with a job and that you will have regular income to pay your rent, bills and living expenses (payslips may be requested).
Your Employer’s contact details should be provided to us in order for us to directly contact them. We want to know:

  1. Your salary
  2. Your position held within the company
  3. The length of your employment
  4. Are you employed full time, part-time or on a contract basis
  5. What kind of character have you shown your employer

If you are self-employed, you are required to provide us with your trading account or your accountant reference.

If you are not working and are receiving benefits, you are required to provide us with award letters from the council.

Once we determine the property suited to you, you will be offered a viewing of the property. You will be supervised by one of our professional agent’s equipped with answers to all your questions.


The Governments How To Rent Guide serves is a helpful checklist for those who are looking to rent. It offers plenty of helpful advice to guide tenants through every step of the renting process and includes information on:

  • What to look out for before renting
  • Living in a rented home
  • What happens at the end of the tenancy
  • What to do if things go wrong

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