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Found A Property To Rent Through An Agent - What Next

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We are looking for somewhere to rent in west london and have seen a property we quite like. What would be a sensible offer as a percentage of the original asking offer ? We would be leaving the landlord with a 2 week void (not that bad i would have thought) so we were thinking of going in at 15% under and seeing what happens. Incidentally in the area we are looking there is a lot of availability for property available immediately.

Also, this property is through a letting agency (the agency are not managing the property). I have done a land reg search on the property and got the details for the landlord. Can i ask the landlords out there, how would you feel if a tenant contacted you directly finding out your details in this way (avoiding using the agency)? It could potentially be a money saver for both parties, but my girlfriend thinks this is stalker-ish and could freak out the landlord.

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My Girlfriend thought it was a stupid idea when I thought of it, I wrote a letter unbeknown to her and posted it through the letterbox addressed to the owners.

Eventually we got contacted by the LA and I got £50 off the rent as they had originally ignored me originally asking for a reduction. In my case the LLs are very old so cant manage it themselves.

You have nothing to lose and lots to save by doing it.

My brother is a LL and said he would bite off someones arm if they were to do that.

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