Can I give references about previous tenants?
Meg Wilding asks:
(updated on Monday, October 08th 2007)
Our Experts Answer: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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