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I have found myself a property to rent which is vacant from 28th April. My issue is that I am currently in my own house and although it is sold and everything is with solicitors last May is probably going to be the earliest that I can complete.
As a Landlord would you accept a months rent to secure the rental of the property without an actual contract being signed?
As I cannot 100% commit until my completion and don't have the money to put rent long term until this point is this an acceptable suggestion as not to lose the house??
To be fair I am not getting pressure from the landlord but I am sure they wouldn't wish to have the house empty making no money as I know I wouldn't want that to happen.
Difficult one this as every Landlord will have their own opinion. Personally, if all checks and references had come back okay, I would accept a non refundable months rent as a holding fee. You will have to ask the question to the Landlord involved and see what they say. Also, think about who would be responsible for the council tax for this period, if you are willing to compensate the Landlord for this expense as well it might sway things in your favour.
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