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Sandra Howey - Welcome & Tenant Referencing

Over the past few months I have got to know the gang at Leaseguard and now it's time for me to get to know you!

I will be taking over the blog around this time each month to talk to you about what we're getting up to at Leaseguard, what's going on in the letting industry or whatever I think you might find interesting!

I'd love to hear from you so send me an email at and give me some feedback, suggest a story or just say "hi!".


This month I'd like to talk about the importance of tenant referencing. For most of us, purchasing a buy-to-let property is a massive investment and one you would like to see a decent return on. Buy a property, get a tenant and make some profit - simple! The big gamble, however, is taking on the tenant!

The tenant may look perfect on paper - good job, well mannered, well spoken, squeaky clean! Three months down the line they have stopped paying rent and have not taken care of your property. It is not what you had anticipated!

But how do you sort the wheat from the chaff? A full tenant reference may reveal what sort of tenant they actually are; they have a poor financial history and their ex-Landlord would not recommend them! Or they have a great financial history and their Landlord cannot say enough good things about them!

A tenant reference takes out some of the risk involved in renting out your property but can never guarantee that your tenant will pay; for protection against non-payments it is highly recommended that you take out Rent Guarantee Insurance.

How can Leaseguard help? Our highly trained and experienced Referencing Team are always on hand to assist! The benefits of our Referencing System include:

  • A comprehensive financial check on your tenant with an 'in-house' assessment
  • Our Credit Checks include any defaults in payments and county court judgments or court decrees and will provide details of Public Records for your information
  • Current and linked addresses will be checked together with voters roll information
  • Previous Landlords/Managing Agents checks carried out (where applicable)
  • Tenants Bank Account Details verified
  • We provide full reference checks on Foreign Nationals and Ex-Patriots
  • First guarantor check FREE (if requested by Leaseguard)
  • A report with summary and conclusions will be carried out and returned to you within 48 hours
  • A Credit Check only service is available

Don't forget - we can also arrange Rent Guarantee!

Call our friendly and fully trained Referencing Team today on 0845 345 1705 or email them at for more information

Posted By Admin on Friday, September 16, 2011 | Type: Blog

Leaseguard Team Finish Their Sponsored Walk!

Some members of the Leaseguard Gang participated in a sponsored walk yesterday morning (Sunday 11th September) in aid of the Moira Anderson Foundation. Everyone completed the walk and we have some tired legs in the office this morning!

So far, we have exceeded our target of £1000 and have raised £1081! Thank you to everyone who helped us reach our goal - it will make a real difference to the charity.

However, we are still collecting funds until the 30th of September and hope to have raised even more by this date! If you would like to make a donation you can do so by visiting the Leaseguard JustGiving page here. You can also make a donation by sending in a cheque to the Leaseguard office made payable to the Moira Anderson Foundation.

The work the foundation does is amazing and they really rely on charitable donations in order to continue their work. You can find out more information about the Moira Anderson foundation here.

LG MAF Group

Posted By Admin on Monday, September 12, 2011 | Type: Blog

Leaseguard are participating in a sponsored walk!

On the 11th of September 2011 at 10am, the Leaseguard gang will be participating in a sponsored walk around Strathclyde Park Loch in aid of the Moira Anderson Foundation. If you would like to sponsor us then you can find our just giving page at or call us on 0845 345 0315 or email us at

You can also text in your donations by sending LEAS99 followed by the amount you wish to donate (e.g. LEAS99 £5) to 70070. Remember that this will be added to your mobile phone bill at the end of the month!

The Moira Anderson Foundation is always looking for volunteers to participate in their fundraising activities! If you would like to take part in the walk round Strathclyde Park or would like more information about other fundraising activities they are arranging then why not check out their website at

If you're in the area then why not come to Strathclyde Park and support us on the day if you can or even join us on the walk! We would love for you to come and meet some of the Leaseguard gang! If you're looking for something to do on a Sunday, why not meet us after the walk for a BBQ in Strathclyde Park? (Donations welcome!)


Posted By Admin on Thursday, August 25, 2011 | Type: Blog

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