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Can a poor credit rating affect renting a house?

Asked on Mar 21 2010, Renting in Coventry | Report content

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  • Yes it will make it difficult to pass the referencing services. You can however get around this by paying for the whole term up front or finding a suitable guarantor. It is best to be honest with the letting agent from the start as depending on the issues you have and how long ago they were some landlords will take a view based on the advice of the letting agent.

    Answered on Mar 22 2010, Report content
  • Lots of lettings agents are happy with a UK property owner guarantor, so if you can sort that out you shouldn't have a problem.

    Answered on Mar 22 2010, Report content
  • The above two answers are correct, the other option you have would be to pay the entire rent up front if you have the funds available.

    Answered on Mar 22 2010, Report content
  • Some letting agents will accept tenants on affordability. If you can show that a ccj has been paid off or is in the process of being paid and your earnings outway the rental income, you may be accepted for a property.

    Answered on Jul 1 2010, Report content

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