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If we are from a DSS family can we get someone who is not from a DSS to rent it of you then rent it to us?

Asked on Jan 24 2014, Renting in London | Report content

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  • That would be sub-letting, which would almost certainly be prohibited by the original rental agreement. So short answer— No.

    Answered on Jan 24 2014, Report content
  • As explained in the above comment, subletting properties will not be allowed. There are Landlords who do accept DSS tenants though so may be worth speaking to your local agents who can let you know if they have any Landlords on their books that accept DSS.

    Answered on Jan 24 2014, Report content
  • You can offer to provide a guarantor, which may be acceptable to some landlords. Ideally, the guarantor should be employed and a property owner - this way, if the actual DSS tenant is late or defaults, the landlord's interest should be secured as an employed homeowner guarantor will have a lot to lose if the case goes to court and is likely to settle any outstanding debts without a lengthy process. Having said that, I am a landlord myself and I typically get 50+ enquiries for any vacant property so I would struggle to justify increased risk of renting to a DSS tenant when I can pick and chose between good quality employed tenants...

    Answered on Jan 31 2014, Report content

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