How to credit check your applicant, tenant & guarantor

Credit checks offer a cheap screening method to ensure it is worth continuing with an applicant. They are also perfect to be used in conjunction with Arthur’s applicant form for companies that complete their referencing in-house.

The credit score is a measure of the probability of defaulting on a credit agreement. Large lenders use all the available data, but these reports only allow the buyer to see only whats public – Electroll roll, bankruptcy and judgements are all public. The result also compares the applicant score obtained to the average score at that postcode to obtain an overall score an probability of default

The cost of credit checks is linked to cost of credit checks

Credit checks can be carried out at three levels

  1. Applicant
  2. Tenant
  3. Guarantor

Please note: All persons must have an address.

How to obtain an applicants credit check

Step 1a)


Go to the Applicant index page and select Create credit report. Or view the applicant and select Create credit report.



Go to the Applicant index page and select all applicants you wish to get checked.


Step 1b)

Confirm the address for all applicants that are to be referenced. Please note: Once submitted you will be charged a credit, even if the address is wrong. This is because the call to the database has been made and a check run.


Step 2

Confirm addresses and credit usage. Payment will be taken directly from your Arthur account.


Step 3

The credit report will return almost instantly. You can view the report from:

a) Within the credit check index page:

b) Within the applicant index page

How to obtain a tenant credit check

Go to tenancy>tenant>credit check



How to obtain a guarantor credit check

Go to tenancy>guarantor>credit check


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