Found this awesome site by chance on Google and sincerely hope someone can help me.
Basically, I’ve rented all my life – private landlords – no issues.
My dad has frequently acted as guarantor – and I’ve never had any problems.
I am trying to leave my current property (a one bedroom flat – which is immaculate!) I’ve been there 21 months – the landlord condutced an inspection after 6 months – and none since) – inspection was fine.
So, I’ve found a property I want to move into – and need to for work reasons.
I’ve been self-employed for 3 months and have provided bank statements – my dad is also acting as guarantor.
I’m just extremely concerned – with basically the fear of God that the “referencing agency” has put in me that I won’t get the property!
The pressure on tenants is unreal! I want to rent a £550/month property….I have the means to pay – and my dad is guarantor. And yet – I almost feel like a criminal.
Also, I got a snotty email from the landlord today giving me “formal notice” of a “routine inspection” just so he can tick the box that on his reference form.
I really am sick to the back teeth of all this. I am mentally fragile at them best of times – and this may only serve to push me over the edge.
Thanks in advance