In short, the answer is yes. Essentially, you can rent in any situation, so long as you can prove to the landlord or agent that you are not a risk to them and can afford to pay. This will be particularly important if you have an IVA for example, as they will not want to risk someone taking on a contract and then not being able to pay.
As such, it can be more difficult to find a lettings agent, but there are many out there who do not even carry out credit checks. In these cases, as long as you are able to prove that you have a solid income, full-time employment and good references, you will be fine to rent.
If not, you can always take other steps. Providing a letter from a guarantor, for example, means that the agent does not need to worry about you failing to pay as much, as someone else is also legally responsible for your rental payments.
Answered on Jul 29 2013,