A: You're eligible for flatfair membership if:

  • You hold the right to rent in the UK
  • Your annual earnings amount to no less than 30 times your share of the total rent amount at the accommodation (e.g. if your monthly rent is £800, your annual earnings must be no less than £800 x 30 = £24,000)
  • You have no adverse credit (e.g. no CCJ's, bankruptcies or IVA's)
  • You can provide a previous landlord's reference stating that you paid your rent on time (if applicable)
  • You pass agency referencing criteria (if applicable)


If you don't fulfil the above criteria, you may: 

  • pre-pay the first 3 months’ rent of the rental period on or before the commencement date and thereafter pre-pay rent on a 3-monthly basis, or
  • a guarantor with an annual salary of at least 32 x their share of the total rent amount at the accommodation or
  • a guarantor provided by a company who has been incorporated for a minimum of 3 years and meet the affordability criteria against the tenant guarantor’s credit limit

The above is applicable for private tenants only. To check the flatfair referencing criteria for company lets, please click at the link below:

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