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What Documents Can I Submit to Prove my Income?

If your income reference is still outstanding, here is a list of documents that can help with the progress of your reference.

Please note that when providing payslips or an employment contract, this will not automatically close your reference. Goodlord prioritises obtaining a reference from your employer, so will continue to contact your referee for 7 days after your reference form was submitted. If you would like to speed up the process using the documentation you submit to Goodlord, please contact your agency and they will be able to request this with Goodlord directly.

For help on how to upload additional documents to your referencing application please click here

You will Need:

  • Access to the internet
  • A computer, laptop or a Smartphone
  • Access to your Goodlord Account

Please Select Your Source of Income

 

What documents can I supply to prove my annual salary?

We can accept payslips to confirm your annual salary. These would need to have your name and date clearly displayed on the payslips.

How many do I need to provide?

We require your 3 most recent months worth of payslips. If you are paid weekly, we will need your most recent 12 payslips.

What formats can you accept my payslips in?

- Electronic Payslips

- Screen Shots

- Photographs/ Scans of the physical documents

Important to note

- If you have been in your employment for less than 3 months you will need to submit alternative documents. Click here for further details on what is required.

- If you are due to start future employment, we would need alternative documents to payslips. For more information on what is acceptable see the section 'Future Employment'which is also listed in this article

 

What documents can I supply to prove my annual salary?

We would require your most recent 3 months worth of payslips. We will also request an employment contract to confirm the type of contract you are on.

What information does my contract need to include?

- Start Date & End Date

- Contract Type

- Job Role

- Annual Salary

- It needs to be signed by both you and your employer

Important to Note

If your job is due to start in the future and you have not been issued a contract or 3 months worth of payslips, click on the future employment income type to see what additional details you can provide.

 

What documents can I supply to prove my annual salary?

- A Signed Offer Letter on company headed paper

- A signed Contract on company headed paper

What information does my contract need to include?

- Start Date

- End Date (if applicable)

- Contract Type (Permanent/Fixed Term/Temporary)

- Job Role

- Annual Salary

- It needs to be signed by both you and your employer

 

What documents can I supply to prove my annual salary?

- Your most recent self-assessment tax return. We accept two formats - the SA100 and the SA302. They must be submitted to HMRC in order for us to verify your income.

You can confirm that your tax return is submitted if it has one of the following:

SA100

- It states submitted on the top right-hand side of the page

- It has the “Copy Only” watermark across the page

- There is a barcode on the left-hand side of the page

SA302

- It says 100% completed in the right-hand corner

- If it has been prepared by your accountant, then we would require a signed letter attached from your accountant that confirms submissions

Important to Note

- If you are providing and SA302 that was prepared by an accountant, then we would only be able to use this document if it was provided to us by your account or signed/stamped by the accountant an accountant associated with an accountancy firm

- The tax return must be from the most recent fiscal year that has been completed

- To download your self-assessment log into HMRC

 

What documents can I supply to prove my annual salary?

-We can accept your most recent 3 months worth of bank statements to verify your pensions income and this will be requested when you initially submit your reference form. Alternatively, you can provide your P60, pension statements or pension payslips.

Bank Statements

What information do my bank statements need to include?

- Your name

- The ingoing pension payments

- The dates on your bank statements will need to be visible

- We require at least your most recent 3 months worth of bank statements

What format can the bank statements be in?

- A PDF file (these can be downloaded from online banking)

- Scans of the physical bank statement

- Photos of your bank statements. Ensure that these a clear and easy to read

Important to Note

- If you have a shared bank account, please confirm your national insurance number so we can confirm which pensions belong to you.

- If you receive multiple pensions, you will need to provide bank statements from all accounts these are paid into.

P60

What information does my P60 need to include?

- Your name must be visible

- The P60 would need to be from the end of the most recent financial year

- The annual income you have received from your pensions

Important to Note

- We would only ever accept a P60 to verify your pensions. We could not use this documentation to verify any other type of income

A Pension Statement

What information does my pension statements need to include?

- Your name

- It needs to be dated within the last year

- The number of pensions you are in receipt of and how frequently of the payments you will receive

- If you receive multiple pensions we require a statement for each pension you receive

What format can my pension statement be in?

-A scan of the original document

- A photo of the statement - (jpeg, jpg, png format)

- An electronic version of the document (PDFs)

- We cannot accept a word document

 

What documents can I supply to prove my annual salary?

We can accept your most recent 3 months worth of bank statements to verify your income from benefits. Alternatively, we can also accept the benefits paperwork. See below what these documents need to include and their correct format in order to satisfy referencing criteria.

Please note, we are unable to take into account Housing Benefit.

Bank Statements

What information do my bank statements need to include?

- Your name

- The ingoing benefit payments

- The dates on your bank statements will need to be visible

- We require at least your most recent 3 months worth of bank statements

What format can the bank statements be in?

- A PDF file (these can be downloaded from online banking)

- Scans of the physical bank statement

- Photos of your bank statements. Ensure that these a clear and easy to read

Important to Note

- If you have a shared bank account, we will need to confirm your national insurance number.

Benefits Paperwork

What information does my Benefits Paperwork need to include?

- Your name must be visible

- The date your statement was sent

- The value of the benefits you are due to receive

- You will need to provide a statement for each different benefit you receive

What format does my benefits paperwork need to be in?

- Scans of the physical paperwork

- Photos of the paperwork. Ensure that these a clear and easy to read

 

Please note, we only verify independent means if you are applying as a guarantor.

What documents can be accepted to verify my independent means?

- Your three most recent months of bank statements

- If you have an annual summary bank statement then we will accept this as well

What information does the documentation need to include?

- Your name

- The opening and closing balances

- The dates on your bank statements will need to be visible

What format can the bank statements be in?

- A PDF file (these can be downloaded from online banking)

- Scans of the physical bank statement

- Photos of your bank statements. Ensure that these a clear and easy to read

Important to Note

- If you have multiple savings, then please provide bank statements from each account. We will always require the most recent three months worth


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