Tenant databases - bad rating against your name
National tenant databases provide agents with personal information about the previous tenancies of prospective tenants where there may have been problems. This information helps agents to assess if an applicant is likely to be a financial risk. Once you have been listed on a tenant database you may find it difficult to get a new place.
How to avoid being listed on a tenant database
- Pay your rent on time.
- Do not intentionally or recklessly damage the residential premises.
- Never fail to pay an amount of money to your landlord by the due date.
- Comply with the terms of your residential tenancy agreement.
- Understand your rights and responsibilities as a tenant
- Keep copies of all correspondence in a safe place, including letters from agents and proof of payments in relation to database action.