Hi there, I desperately need some advice.
Basically, for a multitude of reasons I am looking to find somewhere to rent in Kent, however at the moment I am living at the other end of the country. I desperately need to get back to the area and I plan this week on going down there to stay with relatives. A family member has said that she will very kindly secure the property for me, act as a guarantor and provide first months rent and deposit, however the second I move in I need to sign on and claim housing benefit. I am trying to go self employed at the same time but due to my circumstances it’s rather complicated and I obviously need to ask for guidance from an advisor at the jobcentre.
My main worry is due to living with relatives/friends, I have never rented before, will this completely deter a landlord from wanting me to rent their property? Even with a good guarantor and the property to all intents and purposes in her name till I receive housing benefit?
I would greatly appreciate any feedback, as I don’t know how to go about this or if it’s viable or not.