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Requesting tenants for their employment contract


Hi everyone, I’m a brand new landlord and would welcome your views on this topic. I would like to request the tenant to provide me with their contract of employment including salary and details of temporay or permanent. Main reason is to eeassure myself they have a stable job and income to afford the rent. Is this a reasonable request ? Thank you everyone, Alex


I insist the applicant has a reference check unless I know them. For as little as £90 per year I can then get rent insurance guarantee until the tenant is removed. On around £6000 per year rental £90 is a drop in the ocean.