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AND MORE THAN ONE PERSON WANTS IT YEAH? Who gets it and based on what?
I have a feeling brusma knows, dunno why but brusma knows what he knows, I just know it
but that's okay cause he's old and he looks old whereas i still got my dashing charm
that I'm thirty in two months time. This has nothing to do with me still acting like a child.
but then I was also surprised to learn that Bamos is 30 next year. I'm increasingly finding that preconceptions about what people of a particular age are like are pretty unreliable.
The fact that people are surprised that I'm nearly thirty?
I had you down for mid-20s. Actually, I just assume everyone off DiS is in their mid-20s unless someone tells me otherwise.
its all about this!
what was the conclusion?
thanks. Can anyone confirm that it's the same in scotland?
University? Rental? Purchase?
until that happens there is no leagal agreement.
Has your potential landlord been playing tenants off against each other?
nah I just wondered because I don't fancy the idea of having low chances through competing with lots of others. thought maybe there was something that could put you ahead or something
If you can guarrantee that you can move in at the earliest opportunity, that might help swing it.
As a last resort you could offer to pay more in rent. The listed prices aren't set in stone and in a tenant's market I would pitch your offer below it by about 10%-20%. If there are lots of people going for the same place, then you don't have that luxury, unfortunately and the landlord may just listen to cold hard cash.
references: employers or family members right? How many references? Just like a bit of paper from them saying that you're great and stuff? Cos I think of references as just the address and number etc that you'd write on a job application form. It's not like that is it?
Agents fees: not exactly sure what that is, there was no agency to find the flat so does that mean no agency fee or are agency fees the rent?
It depends on how the landlord wants to do it really. Sometimes they want a full reference, sometimes they're okay with just a name, address and contact number. If you've gone through an agency (which you haven't), then they will almost certainly want the full references, and they'll keep them on file should you find another flat through them. They will be looking for references from former landlords, and perhaps employers, but not really family members. They want to know that you're going to be able to pay your rent on time and over the whole course of the tenancy. If you've just come out of halls, have a word with your accommodation office. They should, if they're sensible, have a standard recommendation letter that can be altered to suit any student that has paid their rent on time and hasn't damaged their accommodation.
If you've dealt directly with the landlord, then there will be no agency involved. If there was, then the fees would cover (and them some!) the credit checks, reference checks, admin fees and any management fees. They do not cover putting the landlord through the same due diligence process.
I take it that this is the first flat that you've rented then? Go here, and read up on the relevant sections for private rented accommodation: http://www.adviceguide.org.uk/scotland/family_parent/housing_scotland.htm
Pay particular attention to the approved contract forms and clauses, and have a read around of the deposit arangements. In England the deposit has to be placed in a holding account, rather than into the landlord's, but I don't know if it's the same in Scotland.
Yeah first flat rented, haven't stayed in halls either so I guess I'll have to get employer reference
You have to know me
That, or a crafty backhand
we pretended to be a couple and matched the 2 boys who wanted the house's offer. apparently letting agents like couples. we both smoke and i have a pet, we're pretty much the worst tenants ever tbh.