So I’m going through the (sarcasm alert) lovely process of looking for somewhere to rent, and I’ve noticed a difference in quite a few agents/property developers in that they are now asking for bank statements rather than payslips.
Is this a newish development? I haven’t really done this for years, but previously I’ve had to supply payslips to show my income, plus the usual reference checks/credit checks etc.
I’m a bit funny about showing my entire bank statement out - not that I do anything dodgy, but it feels incredibly personal - when really if I both me and my partner are earning collectively 65x the rental amount we are perfectly able to afford it.
Just curious what is the norm now…