Letsure Chooses Callcredit as Tenant Assessment Partner

Leading lettings insurance specialist Letsure has agreed a deal with credit reference agency Callcredit for the provision of its online credit reporting service CallReport. The service constitutes a major element of Letsure's Tenant Assessment Service (TAS) for landlords and property agents.

Letsure was the first in the market to introduce a Tenant Assessment Service. The service helps landlords and agents to assess the financial risk of potential tenants by providing detailed financial and rental history checks and accurate proof of identity.

Commenting on the move to Callcredit, Vivienne Millington, head of development for referencing services says:

"Because the whole issue of tenant assessment is becoming increasingly more critical in a letting situation, we are always looking at ways of improving our service. Callcredit is an extremely well respected organisation in the industry and the extensive tests we carried out on the data they can provide confirmed the understanding they have of our business and their ability to meet our precise needs.

CallReport provides Letsure with online credit reports and identity verification which confirms an individual's name and address and the presence or absence of any adverse public data such as County Court Judgments. The reports also include a credit score that gives an indication of the individual's financial stability.

The new partnership has already enabled Letsure to introduce enhancements to the reports it supplies. Changes to the credit-related information contained in TAS reports significantly improve the range of credit or personal history information that can be supplied, enabling a more informed decision to be made on accepting or declining rentals."

Speaking for Callcredit, account manager Lloyd Buxton said:

"As the market leader in the provision of tenant assessment services, Letsure was looking for a partner with the flexibility to tailor the provision of data to their exact requirements as their tenant assessment service changes and evolves. We were able to demonstrate that we could do this and provide high levels of customer service and support."