We are currently viewing flats for rental. Generally going through agencies at the moment.
In order to apply for a rental property the agency obviously needs to run a credit check. They charge around £30 for this, per person. They do assure you that it only needs done once, but I'm not sure if we would need to pay that for every agency that we go through. The £30 is paid whether your application is successful or not.
We have decided that we'd like to skip this step by getting our own credit reports sorted. This would save us money and allow us to go through the application process much faster (where we live, houses get swept up VERY quickly).
So what is our best option for a credit report that we can provide to any letting agency? On the main website I'm looking at the £2 Statutory Report. Is that really all we need or do the agencies get a different report?