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Waiting to start a new job, will this stop me from renting ? I haven't rented before, what will i need ?

I'm planing to rent with a old work colleague, she has been in full time employment consistently for a considerable period and currently rents alone, however we are wanting to rent together, I'm a graduate and have secured a position as a staff nurse but I'm waiting for around 3-6 weeks for my CRB and Occupation health stuff etc to come back, previously to this i worked as a support worker and this is the only time I've been classed as 'unemployed' in my working career. Will this stop or affect us from being able to rent? I have a substantial amount of money saved which would allow me to live comfortably for a longer period than i would need any (before starting the new job). I have never rented before, living with my parents and have no credit cards etc. so i wouldn't have a credit score. Is there anything that would help me to be able to rent as we need a quick move due to my parents moving and my new job being in the area local to me now. Thanks.

Asked on May 8 2013, Renting in Doncaster | Report content

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  • Every Letting/Estate agent will be different. You will have to call up different agents to find out what their process is. Some will do full referencing, and some wont. If you can pay 6 months up front then this will increase your chances of finding somewhere. Your best bet is to be upfront. Most agents that do referencing will check for current employment, so if you are employed but havent yet started, this may not be an issue. Some agents may also ask you to provide a guarantor. This is someone you know who is happy to sign a legal document to say that they will guarantee your rent. (i.e. if you dont pay it then they will pay it on your behalf) On the whole, there are many options available to you. Just ask any agent what their process is, and they will explain what it is that they need from you.

    Answered on May 9 2013, Report content

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