Applicant has requested copies of references

I have a foreign applicant who is nearing the end of the process and is likely to get the tenancy. He’s asked if it’s possible to have copies of the references I’ve received.

On the one hand, I’m hesitant to agree because they are usually confidential and I’d need the permission of those who shared the information. On the other hand, under data privacy rules, he’s got the right to ask for them as they are data I hold on him. There’s nothing untoward in them at all. They are excellent references.

Anyone else had this situation and what would you advise?

Have a read through this:
Tenant referencing and Data Protection Act – what agents need to know - Property Industry Eye.

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Excellent. Thanks so much.