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My partner and I are interested in a flat that is available immediately however we are unable to move in until June at the earliest. Is there any way that we could still stand a chance? Any help/advice will be appreciated.

Asked on Jan 6 2014, Renting in Dundee | Report content

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  • Hi Nicole, This is a tricky situation for estate agents and landlords and we would advise you to go to speak to the estate agents the property is with to see whether they can secure the property for you, in this instance they may require a holding deposit of some sort, however with it being June that you can move in at the earliest this may seem like a large sum. Alternatively you could submit your interest in the property to the estate agents and when the time is closer you can progress if the property is on the market still, however this one would be a risk as the property may be let before this time. We hope this helps.

    Answered on Jan 6 2014, Report content
  • Hi Nicoleg07, In the past, I would have said that this was something you could possibly have achieved, largely because the demand for properties was less intense than it is now, and landlords would have had properties sitting empty for a long period of time. At the moment though, property demand in the rental sector is continually rising, and landlords are experiencing shorter periods of vacancy with regards to their properties, meaning it is far less likely that they would be able to hold a property for you unless you are able to pay a holding fee up front, as mentioned above. The only other thing you can do really is to hope for the best. It might be the case that the property is still on the market in a number of months, so although it would be important to not get your hopes up, you can still make sure to notify the agent that you are interested and hope for the best. Many thanks, Scott

    Answered on Jan 20 2014, Report content

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