How to choose tenants while you’re away?

Hello there,
My current tenant is moving out so I have listed my flat again, but I’m not in the same city for any house viewing.
I am considering to use the Openrent house viewing service, but I’m not sure how I would choose the tenants if I don’t see them?
Could you share any tips please?
Also, should I ask the people who are interested to send me some information about them? If so, what do I need to check?
Any experience would be helpful. Thank you!

Always meet prospective tenants yourself . . You will then only have yourself to blame !

If you’re not in the same city, then I would recommend you use a local agent to handle things. Failing that, stay at the property for a few days wile you interview people.