Ask an Property Solicitor. Get an Answer ASAP.
self employed; and my accountant has already confirmed to the letting agent that my income is more than adequate for the rental. What irks me is the fact the agent appears to think such a request is reasonable, whilst I think it is an invasion of privacy and will not reveal any more than a normal credit check. I would like to go back to the agent and decline the request, but with good (legal) reason