How attractive/unattractive a tenant am I?

Collapse
X
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • How attractive/unattractive a tenant am I?

    Hi! Just out of interest I was wondering if landlords could let me know how they would perceive me as a tenant if I wanted to rent a house from you?

    As there are obviously things that may be of concern...what could I do in these circumstances to reassure you?

    My partner and I have been renting for 6ish years and never had any problems, always paid rent on time and in full - left houses in excellent condition, always have been given back our full deposits etc. Good credit histories, Non smokers.

    Now to the (potential) negatives, am about to graduate so won't have a job when we move - we do have guarentors and my parents will (very kindly!) help me out with rent until I find a job - good uni, good degree, good CV from pre-Uni jobs, so it shouldn't be too much of a problem (at the very least to find a job that covers rent until something "perfect" comes along). My partner works at the moment but as we'll be moving cities will give this up to find a new job in the city we're moving to. Also, we're about to aquire my brothers (very well behaved!) cats.

    Any advice would be welcomed...

  • #2
    Originally posted by Brogue View Post
    How attractive/unattractive a tenant am I?
    Post a picture of yourself and we'll have a vote.

    Hi! Just out of interest I was wondering if landlords could let me know how they would perceive me as a tenant if I wanted to rent a house from you?
    I don't think any reasonable landlord would have much of a problem with you. If you have a guarantor, LL can always chase them for rent.

    Others might disagree but I can't see any problem. Apart from the cats, possibly --- some LLs are strict about "no pets".

    Peter

    Comment


    • #3
      Originally posted by pcwilkins View Post
      I don't think any reasonable landlord would have much of a problem with you. If you have a guarantor, LL can always chase them for rent.

      Others might disagree but I can't see any problem. Apart from the cats, possibly --- some LLs are strict about "no pets".
      Yes, I concur with all the above.

      Comment


      • #4
        Well that's reasurring! I'll just have to find a cat friendly landlord.

        Comment


        • #5
          Originally posted by Brogue View Post
          Well that's reasurring! I'll just have to find a cat friendly landlord.
          If it helps, I've rented a number of times (mostly private but currently moving into a new property via an agent) and I've never had any problems taking my cats in to the properties.

          Comment


          • #6
            You might find you have additional requirements to meet, perhaps a slightly higher deposit or a requirement to cover the cost of professional carpet cleaning, or even defleaing the house if when you leave it turns out to be infested, so do make sure you treat your moggies for fleas regularly, to prevent a problem developing. Other than that, the fact that you've rented for several years and have a history of being a good tenant (as well as the guarantors) makes you much more attractive than someone with no renting history.

            Comment


            • #7
              I think I'll deflea the cats for my own benefit apart from anything else as don't imagine living in a flea infested house would be much fun for me!

              Thanks for your replies. Was concerned the mix of being an unemployed wastrel (even in the short term) and the cats would limit my options at lot more than it seems it will, so you've all set my mind at rest.

              Comment


              • #8
                All the lettings agents I have ever dealt with - and I was once in your situation but different - have a thing about pets.

                I came from 10 years overseas and though mature with money - needed a guarantor - that was my bro - and no problems there. So as long as you have a bonefide guarantor - you're okay.

                But pets - in Bucks - anyone who brings in pets must have curtains, carpet and miscellaneous cleaned professionally by an approved person when handing over the property otherwise they'll be charged heavily.

                It could be the cats that let you down!! Just be prepared for the costs on leaving.

                Comment

                Latest Activity

                Collapse

                • NTQ during fixed term?
                  vpltd
                  Hi,
                  Can a LL issue a valid NTQ during the six-month fixed term of an AST agreement?
                  (A residential let in England.)
                  VPL.
                  11-08-2017, 14:53 PM
                • Reply to NTQ during fixed term?
                  jjlandlord
                  You made a claim. You tell us.



                  It was claimed that a tenant may freely leave whenever he pleases once he has received a s.21notice. If that was indeed the case you can imagine the mess with all those precautionary notices.



                  It was already the case...
                  18-08-2017, 12:43 PM
                • Reply to NTQ during fixed term?
                  Wright76
                  I totally agree, I was just trying to find any justification for claims that a tenant must serve notice in return of a section 21. It could never ever be demanded within the 2 month notice period, and in my opinion I agree it couldn't be demanded thereafter. But JJlandlord is adamant that requirement...
                  18-08-2017, 12:40 PM
                • Lying tenant
                  mazco
                  We had a tenant in our property. Initial agreement was for 6 months from April 2016 but then went on to SPT.
                  In June he didn't pay his rent due on 15th of the month. Chased him and got excuses. On 10th July got a text from him saying he had moved out and left a key under the mat for us. He reckoned...
                  18-08-2017, 12:03 PM
                • Reply to Lying tenant
                  JK0
                  Hmm. If tenant was stupid enough to leave valuable furniture behind, it's JK0's money in my book.

                  (Not that that ever happened. All I get left is broken Ikea tat.)
                  18-08-2017, 12:30 PM
                • Reply to Lying tenant
                  jpkeates
                  The deposit doesn't limit what you can try and recover from the tenant.
                  It's simply a convention designed to make a simple claim easier.

                  You can't sell the tenant's goods and use the proceeds to settle their debt without their consent.
                  That's the tenant's money.
                  18-08-2017, 12:27 PM
                • Reply to Lying tenant
                  mazco
                  Unfortunately the deposit doesn't come close to what he already owes. Deposit of just over £1100 to cover two months rent at £900 per month, replacement carpet £200, bath replacement needed, disposal of rubbish, clearing of garden. He 'kindly' left us some furniture which I managed to sell for around...
                  18-08-2017, 12:24 PM
                • Reply to Lying tenant
                  jpkeates
                  And, of course, this....
                  18-08-2017, 12:22 PM
                • Reply to Lying tenant
                  jpkeates
                  There are rules about who is responsible for the council tax. And they relate to residence, not the tenancy.
                  If the tenant is in the fixed term of a tenancy agreement, that means they're liable.
                  If they are in a rolling agreement and move out, you are liable.

                  If the tenancy...
                  18-08-2017, 12:21 PM
                • Reply to Lying tenant
                  JK0
                  I'd forget about getting utilites to believe you. Just work out a reasonable extra amount to add to deposit request.
                  18-08-2017, 12:18 PM
                Working...
                X