One of the UK’s largest tenant referencing and lettings specialists
Posted by Ellie Dreisenstock on February 24, 2022
On Tuesday, the 15th of March, Rebecca Baker and Joanna Dickens spoke to the UKAA on how to combat fraud in the private rental sector.
Fraud is on the rise, this we know. And, since the start of the pandemic over two years ago, fraudsters have only gotten smarter.
With the rental market still recovering, we need to be more thorough than ever. Referencing potential tenants is the first line of defence for Build To Rent operators in avoiding the pitfalls of a tenancy gone wrong.
Referencing is just as, if not more critical in the BTR sector than a traditional letting agent. BTR operators are keen to keep units filled long-term and build a sense of community and a ‘prestige’ offering. If a tenancy goes wrong and results in the arduous eviction process, it can severely damage their reputation.
Rebecca leads the largest tenant referencing department in the country. With over 150 highly-trained and experienced team members, there’s nothing she and her teams can’t handle. Rebecca’s seen how fraud has changed and adapted over the last 15 years and knows how to help keep agents and landlords safe. Now she’s here to share that knowledge and expertise with the UKAA.