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Reporting this answer: Hi lizzi07, It can be particularly hard to get yourself a tenancy when you are in any sort of financial trouble. This is because landlords - especially at a time like the present when demand is high - will almost always go for the perceived low-risk option. However, there are ways around it.Obviously the credit check would be your worst enemy in a situation like this, but there are many agents who do not carry these out for tenancies. If you have a potential guarantor who is prepared to take legal responsibility for your rent should you be unable to pay, then this can often sway the opinion of the agent - bring a letter from them if you can. Other options will include having proof that you have a steady job with an income sufficient to be able to pay the rent, as well as being able to show references from past landlords, if possible. Many thanks, Scott

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