I have been letting a property for nearly 2years now all is ok so far.
recently my girlfriend has moved in but is not contributing to the rent or bills.
the letting agent is saying now that she needs to be added the the tenancy agreement (ok I don’t disagree) but is insisting that she needs to be credit checked and I have to pay an admin fee for that.
my problem is why should she be credit checked as I am the sole person responsible for the property and bills. They are saying it is to prove identity, and that specific names need to be on the landlords insurance.
To which my reply is they can have a copy of her passport and that a credit check is an unnecessary invasion of her privacy. And I find it very hard to believe that the insurance company needs to the names of the tenants!
Any advice or suggestion would be great.
Thanks in advance