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Estate agents asking for my NI number, is that normal?

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2y, 4m agoPosted 2 years, 4 months ago
They are not a very big company so security is another concern
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2y, 4m agoPosted 2 years, 4 months ago
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no not normal

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#1
no not normal
#2
They sometimes needs it for tenant ref check....i.e rent guard or let sure
#3
They say if i don't give it them that i cannot get my application fee back or move into the property
#4
My sons letting agent wanted mine as a rent guarantor.
I object as well, but they tend to have tenants over a barrel - you only find out after you hand over money!
Unfortunately you will probably have to just give it to them but I don't think it's a security concern.
#5
I remember having to hand mine over for some reason when I rented from estate agents didn't think anything of it tbh.
#6
Based on requirements for some landlords, it seems normal. A lot want to do credit checks, employment checks etc etc so it's only natural that the NI number would be included in that as well.
banned#7
they request the NI number so that they can apply for an attachment of earnings order via the courts should the tenant leave a pile of debt behind
#8
there's not a huge amount someone can do with your NINO, so it's not a massive issue. Your solicitiors will want it anyway because they will have to a file a tax return to HMRC on your purchase anyway so you'll have to give it to them.

Source: Work for a tax company and bought a house 2 months ago

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