Speaking as a long-term Property Manager, a transfer letter from your employer is certainly helpful but not required, along with your most recent paystub (or two if available). Depending on your job/employer, a verbal verification of current and liklihood of continued employment would be sufficient. The primary reason for this is to ensure that you're going to have continued income (to pay the rent) once you relocate. A copy of your driver's licence (or other official picture ID) is always required (for consumer protection and professional liability) to guard against identity theft/fraud. We, Childs Realty Services, verifiy your rental history, not necessarily from your past 2 landlords but rather, the past 2 years of rental history. Unless your income is predominately commission based or unless you're self employed, paystubs are typically sufficient - not tax returns. We also perform a background & credit check. Welcome to Charlotte! Let me know if I can help.