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Privacy Policy 2018

APPROVED is committed to maintaining the accuracy, confidentiality, and security of your personal data. As part of this commitment, the following privacy principles govern our actions as they relate to the use of customer information.

Accountability
APPROVED is responsible for maintaining and protecting the personal information under its control in accordance with the Data Protection Act.

Identifying Purposes
The purposes for which personal information is collected will be identified before or at the time the information is collected.

Consent
Knowledge and consent are required for the collection, use or disclosure of personal information except where required or permitted by law.

Limiting Collection
The personal information collected must be limited to those details necessary for the completion of APPROVED services.

Limiting Use, Disclosure and Retention
Personal information may only be used or disclosed for the purpose for which it was collected unless you have otherwise consented, or when it is required or permitted by law. Personal information may only be retained for the period of time required to fulfill the purpose for which it was collected or as required by law.

Safeguarding Customer Information
Personal information must be protected by security safeguards that are appropriate to the sensitivity level of the information.

Openness
APPROVED will make information available to our customers concerning the policies and practices that apply to the management of personal data.

Customer Access
Upon request, an applicant shall be informed of the existence, use and disclosure of their personal information, and shall be given access to it. Applicants may verify the accuracy and completeness of the data held on record, and may request that it be amended, if appropriate.

Handling Customer Complaints and Suggestions
Clients may direct any questions or enquiries with respect to the privacy principles outlined above or about our practices by contacting:

APPROVED (UK).
020 7164 6306

privacy@approved.org.uk

APPROVED does not share its database with 3rd parties and does not participate in spam e-mail programs.
A copy of each search is stored by the Credit Reference Agency selected to process the report.

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YOUR QUESTIONS ANSWERED

APPROVED empowers prospective tenants
to initiate their own background checks.

How long is the APPROVED report valid for?

Each report is valid for 90 days so you should only apply once you are in a position to actively search for a rental property


What if I fail to meet the APPROVED criteria?

Whilst we will not be able to issue your APPROVED Certificate initially you may be offered the opportunity to enhance your application by supplying the details of a suitable guarantor. You should consider our list of criteria before making an application & contact our customer service team if you are need to discuss your circumstances.


I have only been living in the UK for a short period of time & do not have a 6 year traceable address history.

You will need to apply using the International form as this will enable us to check your overseas addresses in addition to those in the UK.


How do I know if my agent or landlord accepts my APPROVED report?

The APPROVED scheme is accepted by thousands of landlords & letting agents across the globe however if in doubt you are advised to ask them during your initial viewing.


Can we complete a joint application?

No. Each prospective tenant must complete a separate application


I am unable to afford the rent alone as my partner earns more than me so will I fail?

No. We only provide a recommended maximum rent for each APPROVED Tenant based on verified income & status. The combined figures from both you & your partner’s reports should show sufficient income.


I am self employed. Am I eligible to become an APPROVED Tenant?

Yes. You will be required to provide an accountant’s details as a referee or bank statements & latest tax return documentation.


I am changing jobs soon so who should I add as my employment referee?

You should add your current employer’s details within the relevant section & add your new employer’s details within the notes section at the end of the form


I am applying for a lease in a company name. Can I do this?

Yes. You must use the Company application form if the tenancy or lease is to be taken in a company name.


I am a student & have no fixed income. Can I become an APPROVED Tenant?

Yes. You will require a suitable guarantor who must be a UK homeowner & have a verifiable income (employed,self employed or retired).


I am in receipt of benefits. Can I become an APPROVED Tenant?

You will need to provide proof of your benefit awards & these will be verified. You may also require a suitable guarantor however you are advised to check that the property that you wish to rent is suitable as acceptance will be at the discretion of the relevant landlord or agent.


I have a small County Court Judgment. Will I be accepted?

You will require additional security such as a suitable guarantor or advance rent payment. Details of the debt will feature on your report & Certificate therefore the final decision will be in the hands of any future landlord or agent.

What is a TrustRank score?

TrustRank is a reputation scoring system that searches social & traditional International media sources to identify serious criminal history & behaviours that may give a potential landlord reason to be concerned about an applicant’s good character or reputation.


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UK & International credit data lies at the heart of the APPROVED application process.

Blending data from various intelligence sources enables us to provide informed and balanced insight that can be

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UK & International credit data lies at the heart of the APPROVED application process.

Blending data from various intelligence sources enables us to provide informed and balanced insight that can be

invaluable to risk takers & decision makers.

Learn More

UK & International credit data lies at the heart of the APPROVED application process.

Blending data from various intelligence sources enables us to provide informed and balanced insight that can be

invaluable to risk takers & decision makers.

Learn More

UK & International credit data lies at the heart of the APPROVED application process.

Blending data from various intelligence sources enables us to provide informed and balanced insight that can be

invaluable to risk takers & decision makers.

Learn More

UK & International credit data lies at the heart of the APPROVED application process.

Blending data from various intelligence sources enables us to provide informed and balanced insight that can be

invaluable to risk takers & decision makers.

Learn More

Additional tenant vetting solutions

APPROVED offer a fully informative tenant reference package to safeguard agents and landlords

Every report authenticates your prospective tenant's identity, credit, rent defaults & debt patterns, outgoings & right to rent in the UK.

Income, employment & previous landlord references are included to give you the full picture & ensure that you avoid high risk tenants

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