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My company is looking to have me go back to the UK (from the US) to assess some business opportunities. Contacted some idiot EA's to rent. No kidding this is what some "professional" Letting Agent wrote to me this morning. "If our client is in agreement, we would look for the whole rental term to be paid in advance". Lease term 12 months. Can you believe these idiots? "If our client is in agreement", FFS.

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My company is looking to have me go back to the UK (from the US) to assess some business opportunities. Contacted some idiot EA's to rent. No kidding this is what some "professional" Letting Agent wrote to me this morning. "If our client is in agreement, we would look for the whole rental term to be paid in advance". Lease term 12 months. Can you believe these idiots? "If our client is in agreement", FFS.

2 word reply, 2nd word is "off" :P

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My company is looking to have me go back to the UK (from the US) to assess some business opportunities. Contacted some idiot EA's to rent. No kidding this is what some "professional" Letting Agent wrote to me this morning. "If our client is in agreement, we would look for the whole rental term to be paid in advance". Lease term 12 months. Can you believe these idiots? "If our client is in agreement", FFS.

Where were you looking to rent ?

If you have not been here for a while and do not have a permenant job here already from a u.k. based company this is quite common.

Many wealthy overseas students and others pay for the whole year. If they have someone willing to pay up front they are going to take it .

If you were in the landlords position and could get someone to pay for a year up front what would you do ?

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Could be worth doing if they knock 15-20% off for pre-paying like that.

I agree, just emailed them asking what the dizzy is. It was just the attitude of this little twerp that got me riled. Started going on about "rental insurance for a foreign company". I asked him to look us up on Dunn & Bradstreet. Silence from him.

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My company is looking to have me go back to the UK (from the US) to assess some business opportunities. Contacted some idiot EA's to rent. No kidding this is what some "professional" Letting Agent wrote to me this morning. "If our client is in agreement, we would look for the whole rental term to be paid in advance". Lease term 12 months. Can you believe these idiots? "If our client is in agreement", FFS.

Their client is clearly desparate for the readies. That or the EA is desparate for their % commisions up front. Or perhaps a bit of both.

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My company is looking to have me go back to the UK (from the US) to assess some business opportunities. Contacted some idiot EA's to rent. No kidding this is what some "professional" Letting Agent wrote to me this morning. "If our client is in agreement, we would look for the whole rental term to be paid in advance". Lease term 12 months. Can you believe these idiots? "If our client is in agreement", FFS.

Even with a discount, what reassurances do you get that the owner isn't about to go bankrupt and the house get repossessed a couple of months into the agreement?

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See if you can get your firm to retain a well known property/estate agent or other high-end property finding outfit etc to act on your behalf.

Generally, this should take a massive amount of hassle/BS out of things.

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Even with a discount, what reassurances do you get that the owner isn't about to go bankrupt and the house get repossessed a couple of months into the agreement?

Yes, I do believe that it should be perfectly normal to credit check the LL, after all the barstewards always insist in charging excessive amounts to check out their prospective tennants.

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