Savvy landlords are turning to social media to screen tenants before letting them rent their property.

New data from Foundation Home Loans has found that sites such as Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and Instagram could reveal valuable insight into how people would be as tenants.

The research said that it is the first port of call for an estimated 11% of landlords.

Depending on the accounts available, information that could be gathered from social media could include everything from job and career history right through to friends and lifestyle.


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