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How old do I have to be to rent a flat?

How old do I have to be to rent a flat?

Asked on Jul 1 2010, Renting in Salford | Report content

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  • Generally speaking, you would need to be 18 years old to sign a binding contact (without parent/guardian consent). Under 18's would most likely need to have a guarantor (someone that will pay your rent if you can't). Contact some local rental agents in your area and they will advise you further.

    Answered on Jul 2 2010, Report content
  • You have to be 18 years old.

    Answered on Jul 2 2010, Report content
  • If i'm seventeen in a permanenta job and can afford rent and have parents permission does this change anything.

    Answered on Jul 2 2010, Report content
  • In the eyes of the law you have to be 18 and deemed an adult in order to sign a contract for rental

    Answered on Jul 2 2010, Report content
  • If you're under 18 it can be tricky to get a landlord to grant you a tenancy. Despite legal complications it is possible to get one as long as you have an adult to hold your tenancy in trust until you reach 18. This will make you an 'equitable tenant' and the trustee won't be liable for the rent. A joint tenancy can be granted if you're living with someone who is over 18 - the older tenant will hold the tenancy in trust. Landlords can uncover any unpaid rent through the courts in the normal manner, although an adult must represent your interests if this happens.

    Answered on Jul 2 2010, Report content
  • Hi, It would be 16 with a guarantor and proof of income / funds to support the rent. If you do not have a guarantor it would be 18.

    Answered on Sep 26 2013, Report content

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