Referencing Timelines: What to Expect During Your Application

We understand that the rental application process can be stressful, especially when you're waiting for references to be completed. To help you better understand what to expect, here's a guide to the general timelines involved in the referencing process.

Goodlord's Online Portal

We use Goodlord's secure online portal to facilitate the referencing process. You'll be asked to upload all necessary documents digitally, which speeds up the verification process.

Employer and Landlord References

It typically takes 3-5 business days to receive references from current employers and landlords. Some delays can occur, so it's good to inform your references in advance that they'll be contacted.

Credit Checks

Credit checks are usually completed within 24-48 hours.

Final Approval

Once all references and checks are completed and reviewed, we aim to give you a final decision within 7-10 business days from the start of the application.


While we strive to adhere to these timelines, delays can occur due to incomplete information or slow responses from references. We recommend keeping in close contact during this period for updates.

By understanding these timelines, you can better plan your move and reduce the stress associated with the rental application process.