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Reference checking overseas tenants

Hi

Does the £20 Openrent referencing package cover overseas applicants (New Zealand and Ireland) please? My prospective tenants have just landed in the country from NZ but one is an Irish National.

Hi Kieren, If I’ve understood correctly, then I think the answers to this question are covered here:

Feel free to pop up there will additional questions if needed!
Sam

Thanks - can I assume therefore that the credit check you perform would not be looking at their New Zealand credit history?

If landlords order referencing via our partners, Rent Guard, then they can only reference tenants who have resided in the UK for 6 month minimum. The reason is that information about tenants that exists or is available in different countries varies considerably. Therefore, referencing companies can’t guarantee their referencing reports will be any good if the tenant has not been a UK resident for at least six months. They don’t know what info will be available.