Specialist Insurance Products
Our dedicated and experienced Insurance Department will partner with you to reduce the hassle of purchasing building & contents insurance, rent protection and help protect and expand your income with a range of insurance productsFind Out More
Rentshield Direct are the friendly face in the lettings market, providing a personal service and specialised insurance products for landlords plus a network of contacts across the industry.
There are many financial advantages of being a landlord but also potential headaches, such as finding tenants, dealing with problem tenants, ensuring the property is well maintained and decorated plus keeping abreast of changes in relevant legislation. It is often worth working with a letting agent to find and manage tenants, as they have the contacts, expertise and dedicated resources.
Whether dealing direct or through third parties such as letting agents, it is recommended that before each new tenancy, the checks of tenant referencing are undertaken. This is a simple process and can be organised via our dedicated in-house team.
Quality references are vitally important to ensure reliable tenants and a better return on investment for landlords and letting agents. We perform the checks, chase the references and provide the report, leaving you to build and expand your business. Our referencing procedures include (where applicable), checks of *:
- Electoral roll
- Court judgements
- Previous landlord/agent references
- Financial references
- Non-disclosed information
- Guarantor references
* dependent on the tenant reference product selected
Our service is fast and accurate, with reports provided in a professional, jargon-free manner.
If you rent your property under an ‘assured shorthold tenancy’ (AST), you must also place your tenant deposits in a ‘tenancy deposit protection scheme’ (TDP). The link below explains more about this process: