Can I give references about previous tenants?
Question from Meg Wilding updated on 8th October 2007:
Our expert Jeff Montgomery responded:
You need verbal or written consent from your previous tenants before you can provide information about them to another person. If the tenants gave your contact details to another landlord, it is likely they consented for you to provide information about them. To be sure, check with the tenant before you give the landlord a reference or ask the landlord if the tenant nominated you as a referee.
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