Word Worker press release:

The country’s oldest landlords’ association has teamed up with a tenant screening company to offer a new vetting service to its members.

Nottingham-based EMPO – East Midlands Property Owners association – is partnering with Tenant Screening to encourage its members and the region’s landlords to vet tenants before renting their properties.

EMPO is the oldest landlord association in the country, having been set up in 1942. Also the second largest regional association, it represents 500 landlords who, between them, rent out 15,000 properties.

Tenant Screening, based in Swindon, Wiltshire, provides a vetting service to landlords and letting agents across the UK. It has become a preferred supplier for EMPO, which provides support to landlords and property investors, and helps promote good practice in the industry.

Giles Inman, EMPO’s business development manager, said the association was keen to give added value and information to landlords. Encouraging landlords to vet prospective tenants fitted with EMPO’s ethos, so Tenant Screening was a perfect partner.

“Landlords are bombarded with regulations all the time, both nationally and at a local level,” said Giles. “There are 100 laws and 400 regulations they have to adhere to, and EMPO helps support landlords to ensure they are compliant.

“Screening of tenants is of huge importance before letting out a property, so we are delighted to be able to promote Tenant Screening’s services to our members and to the many landlords we get contacting us seeking advice.”

Kelvin McCarthy, manager at Tenant Screening, said he was delighted to be partnering with EMPO. “EMPO is a very well-known and respected landlord association, and we very pleased to have been asked to be a referrals partner. Their aim to spread best practice and to support landlords fits perfectly with what we do, and we look forward to a long and happy association with them.”

Tenant Screening offers landlords and letting agents, across the UK, a screening service for potential tenants. Kelvin and his team can make a number of checks on would-be tenants ranging from Right to Rent, credit checks, residency and ID verification, to employment and landlord referencing, as well as identifying court or insolvency information held against the prospective tenant.

For more details of EMPO, contact 0115 9502639 or visit www.empo.co.uk. For more information about Tenant Screening, visit www.tenantscreening.co.uk