Currently got an offer on a flat which has been accepted and I’m about to pay the holding deposit and fill out the reference forms etc.
My problem is that because I have a large overlap between my old and new flat (due to circumstances out of my control) I won’t really be able to afford to pay the big deposit plus first month’s rent that you need to pay on signing the tenancy agreement. However, if the move in date is for the end of the month (after my pay day) it will be no problem. So my question is, once you’ve had your references etc. accepted and agreed a move in date (and paid the holding deposit), do letting agents/landlords generally try to rush you to sign the agreement and pay the rest of the fees straight away to lock it in? Or would it be fairly reasonable to say to them let’s sign the agreement the day/day before move in?
Any advice would be gratefully received.