A national tenancy database is a system designed to make it easier for people to find and rent housing. It is made up of information such as name, address and telephone number and is available to all tenants in a given country. It is supplemented by direct mail, internet and other resources. The aim of the database is to make it easier for tenants to resolve disputes themselves. It is regularly updated and can be easily accessed by other landlords or real estate agents.


Getting blacklisted on one of these databases, however, is more common than you think. The tenants' rights groups and associations then have to campaign in order to get the tenants' credit records scrubbed from the databases (this is usually done to stop evictions). There are usually numerous complaints about people who can’t pay their rent or when they do pay it late, and generally speaking these people are locked out of their properties


Despite all the swarm of information out there, there's really just one way to make sure you stay in good standing as a tenant: make sure you pay rent on time and in full each month.


As a landlord, you would need to make sure a clean, well-functioning, and looked-after property is offered to the prospective tenant; a responsibility that must be fulfilled by the landlord under all conditions to stay in the good books of tenancy database.


If you're evicted or leave early, your tenancy can be terminated by the landlord (even if the landlord gave you prior notice). So, if you've got any outstanding rent, it's essential to make sure it's paid at the end of each month, or you could find yourself facing legal action from your landlord – even if you're in complete compliance with your lease and all applicable laws are followed.