We’re working on a story about the tenancy screening process and the use of databases or “blacklists”.
I’m curious to know about your experiences applying for rental properties and what sort of information agents wanted to obtain. What sort of information did they want and was there any information they asked for that you felt was unreasonable?
For example, does it seem reasonable to have to provide a copy of your credit report or criminal record check? Or what about an agent asking if you’ve ever been involved in a tribunal hearing with a landlord?
And for anyone who has checked a their own file on a tenancy database, was there anything that surprised you or concerned you about the process or the information they held on you?
Here’s our article on tenancy rights and blacklists: