Application Procedure

Application Procedure


To apply for a tenancy in a property managed by Octopus Residential you will be asked to complete our standard Tenancy Application Form and you will also be subject to a credit reference check. We will require the following information: Address History;  contact information for your current Landlord/Letting Agent and your employment details.

References: In addition to the above information, we require references to support your application. You will be asked to provide contact details for two referees who we can make contact with for information about you. One reference must be your employer and the second reference should be your current or a previous landlord or letting agent. If you’re not currently renting or haven’t rented before, the second reference should be a “Character Reference”. (Eg. College Tutor; Work Colleague)

Providing a Guarantor

In some circumstances, applicants may also be asked to provide a Guarantor to support their application. A guarantor is a person who is not the Tenant but who agrees to accept liability for the rent should the Tenant be unable to pay. The guarantor must sign an agreement to confirm that they accept the financial liability and should provide their employment details for us to gain a reference to assess their financial suitability.