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Looking for some advice to pass on to my younger brother. He is 30 and still stays with my mum and dad, he was recently made redundant and isn't getting on with them and they basically want him out.

He's been offered a couple of council houses which were dumps so is looking into finding a private rent willing to take DSS. He's been to see one he liked but they wanted more than 1k up front and he's basically skint. Do all private lets willing to take DSS do the same? Or is he likely to find anywhere willing to accept him?

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Looking for some advice to pass on to my younger brother. He is 30 and still stays with my mum and dad, he was recently made redundant and isn't getting on with them and they basically want him out.

He's been offered a couple of council houses which were dumps so is looking into finding a private rent willing to take DSS. He's been to see one he liked but they wanted more than 1k up front and he's basically skint. Do all private lets willing to take DSS do the same? Or is he likely to find anywhere willing to accept him?

If you're parents are really keen to get him out, is there any chance they might stump up the deposit ?

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Looking for some advice to pass on to my younger brother. He is 30 and still stays with my mum and dad, he was recently made redundant and isn't getting on with them and they basically want him out.

He's been offered a couple of council houses which were dumps so is looking into finding a private rent willing to take DSS. He's been to see one he liked but they wanted more than 1k up front and he's basically skint. Do all private lets willing to take DSS do the same? Or is he likely to find anywhere willing to accept him?

It's usual for a tenant to pay one months rent up front and a sum equal to one months rent as a deposit.

Sometimes, landlords will accept less than that, but it's very rare. I know of only one case in six years where that's happened.

Something your brother could look into is that some Councils run a "bond scheme" whereby they say that they'll pay the deposit if required. Usually, the letter from the Council is enough to convince the landlord and they don't actually take the money from the Council - it's just there in case. He'll probably need to speak to someone in Housing at his local Council. If he's on the scheme, he'll only need ot find the advance rent.

Hope this helps,

Ged

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Something your brother could look into is that some Councils run a "bond scheme" whereby they say that they'll pay the deposit if required. Usually, the letter from the Council is enough to convince the landlord and they don't actually take the money from the Council - it's just there in case. He'll probably need to speak to someone in Housing at his local Council. If he's on the scheme, he'll only need ot find the advance rent.

Hope this helps,

Ged

Ged... I am fairly new to the renting game... and I am about to take the plunge... Would you be so kind to answer some very important questions for me.... however before I do... I will give you some back ground about myself... I have worked for over 10 years and was on a salary well over 25K..., I have no major debts only a credit card bill which is managable. My last company recently went into administration and hence I am on the rock 'n' roll dole.... I work in the IT sector so finding a job "even in these awful economic times" should not be a problem in the coming months... I am very apprehensive in going to a letting agency or to rent because of so many negative experiences I had read from various forums including this one regarding... letting agencies, estate agents, land lords etc etc... I have been told that I am entitied to a benefit called LHA... over 500+ renting accomodation... My question to you is the following:-

1) What are my chances of the letting agency / landlord allowing me to rent?

2) I do not have any CCJ on my credit report however I have a default... which was over 5 years ago.... and I only have one credit card as debt.... what would your professional opinion be for the chance of me renting?

Can you write something postive regarding me renting in this temporary situation ?

Thanks you Kindly

LHARent

Edited by lharenter

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Ged... I am fairly new to the renting game... and I am about to take the plunge... Would you be so kind to answer some very important questions for me.... however before I do... I will give you some back ground about myself... I have worked for over 10 years and was on a salary well over 25K..., I have no major debts only a credit card bill which is managable. My last company recently went into administration and hence I am on the rock 'n' roll dole.... I work in the IT sector so finding a job "even in these awful economic times" should not be a problem in the coming months... I am very apprehensive in going to a letting agency or to rent because of so many negative experiences I had read from various forums including this one regarding... letting agencies, estate agents, land lords etc etc... I have been told that I am entitied to a benefit called LHA... over 500+ renting accomodation... My question to you is the following:-

1) What are my chances of the letting agency / landlord allowing me to rent?

2) I do not have any CCJ on my credit report however I have a default... which was over 5 years ago.... and I only have one credit card as debt.... what would your professional opinion be for the chance of me renting?

Can you write something postive regarding me renting in this temporary situation ?

Thanks you Kindly

LHARent

I think that you can go to the local council who will have a list of some local LLs who are willing to accept DSS tenants. If finances are OK then perhaps offering a financial reference as opposed to the standard previous LL reference would help as let's face it, it's always possible a prospective tenant could have written the reference themselves and if they want to speak to the previous LL it's always possible to get a mate to pretend to be this person.

Edited by nuclearpigeon

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Aren't Landlords now asking for home owners within the UK to sign up as gurantors for their relatives before they are willing to rent to any one on Housing Benefits!!

AMD

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I found a landlord who'll take DSS\LHA tenants, provided they can offer a reference and pay the usual amount upfront. I'd move right now if the property wasn't going to be occupied for another month. Ah well...it is priced somewhat lower than nearby comparable ones.

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