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    advice please on letting a property to foreign workers in full time work looking for long term let.My polish not good and their english ok

    #2
    Nationality does not come into it, if they pass the credit checks etc. then it's down to how you feel about them. Try not to feel threatened just because they are from a far country. FWIW, I have had some very good foreign .tenants
    I offer no guarantee that anything I say is correct. wysiwyg

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      #3
      What kind of advice are you after, exactly?
      'Pause you who read this, and think for a moment of the long chain of iron or gold, of thorns or flowers, that would never have bound you, but for the formation fo the first link on one memorable day'. Charles Dickens, Great Expectations

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        #4
        how do you do a credit check if they have only just arrived in this country and started work here.

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          #5
          Originally posted by bertha View Post
          how do you do a credit check if they have only just arrived in this country and started work here.
          You can't, really. You ask for evidence of their employment status, their salary and a UK-resident Guarantor. Sometimes employers will agree to stand surety for the rent, depending on how valuable the workers are to them.

          As new arrivals, they are inevitably going to be financially 'higher risk' for you as a LL, but it doesn't mean they are bound to be bad tenants. The fact that they have been willing to uproot themselves and move here to work could be seen as a positive indicator of work ethic.

          Is it a single adult, a group of unrelated adults, or a family?
          'Pause you who read this, and think for a moment of the long chain of iron or gold, of thorns or flowers, that would never have bound you, but for the formation fo the first link on one memorable day'. Charles Dickens, Great Expectations

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            #6
            Doing the credit check is very easy: Problem is it will say "don't take". Sadly you may feel the need to ask for a guarantor or 6 months £££ upfront...

            Life is unfair, sh*t happens... I wonder what it is like for British "ex-pats" looking for housing outwith UK.. (and, while we're on the subject how come they are "ex-pats" when similar persons coming into UK are "immigrants")...

            I've had good Polish tenants & bad ones (I've had more bad English tenants, both proportionately & absolutely..). In general my experience & general view is Poles in UK are usually better educated, more motivated, harder working, more likely to contribute to our country... just my view mind...

            This country has a lot to thank the Poles for WW2 ....etc...
            I am legally unqualified: If you need to rely on advice check it with a suitable authority - eg a solicitor specialising in landlord/tenant law...

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              #7
              I have let rooms to lots of Polish people and have only asked for proof of employment as they have all been fairly recent arrivals in England. I have found that they have all kept their rent up to date and have been better in many respects than most of the English people I've let to.

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