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JACKIT99 Avatar
6y, 6m agoPosted 6 years, 6 months ago
to rent a room or a flat at 17-been emailing loads and nothing back!
a cheek for what there charging
spent about 20 minutes composing for my last one
i mean how hard can it be????
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6y, 6m agoPosted 6 years, 6 months ago
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1 Like #1
It's fairly difficult when you're below 18 as you have to have someone over 18 (or 21?) supporting your application I think
1 Like #2
I'm a landlord and would never consider renting one of my property's to a 17 year old I didn't know it would just be too much of a gamble. You may be a responsible and good tenant but the majority at that age aren't and are holding you back. Your best bet is to go through a council scheme for young tenants I don't know where you live but in Bolton there's a scheme called base that sets young people up with there first home.
#3
depends on ur living habits. my barber spent the whole time talking about some young tenants he kicked out of a place he was renting lol he said there was **** everywhere lmao
#4
where u wanting anyways, i might be able to help out :whistling:
#5
Eez1
depends on ur living habits. my barber spent the whole time talking about some young tenants he kicked out of a place he was renting lol he said there was **** everywhere lmao


yeer im tidy etc lol
where u in west sussex?:thumbsup:
#6
flp14344
where u wanting anyways, i might be able to help out :whistling:


hi big room/flat portsmouth area
cheers :thumbsup:
#7
coerce86
It's fairly difficult when you're below 18 as you have to have someone over 18 (or 21?) supporting your application I think


danmc
I'm a landlord and would never consider renting one of my property's to a 17 year old I didn't know it would just be too much of a gamble. You may be a responsible and good tenant but the majority at that age aren't and are holding you back. Your best bet is to go through a council scheme for young tenants I don't know where you live but in Bolton there's a scheme called base that sets young people up with there first home.


cheers-repped:thumbsup:
just ****** off as i've been trying for so long lol
:thumbsup::thumbsup:
#8
JACKIT99
hi big room/flat portsmouth area
cheers :thumbsup:


have u checked gumtree.com their is loads on, best website for rent,here it is http://portsmouth.gumtree.com/portsmouth/property-rentals_1670_1.html:whistling:
#9
flp14344
have u checked gumtree.com their is loads on, best website for rent,here it is http://portsmouth.gumtree.com/portsmouth/property-rentals_1670_1.html:whistling:


thats where my brother looked and ended up getting his flat. very good site for ur local areas
#10
flp14344
have u checked gumtree.com their is loads on, best website for rent,here it is http://portsmouth.gumtree.com/portsmouth/property-rentals_1670_1.html:whistling:

yeer been on there,spareroom etc,rightmove etc etc:roll:
repped though;-)
[mod]#11
When you say it is cheek for what they are charging, what do you base this on?
#12
magicjay1986
When you say it is cheek for what they are charging, what do you base this on?

have been looking long enough to know whats a good price :p
[mod]#13
JACKIT99
have been looking long enough to know whats a good price :p


That is not what I meant. My point is that you may be looking at the wrong type of property.
#14
magicjay1986
That is not what I meant. My point is that you may be looking at the wrong type of property.

what should i be looking for then?
have been emailing about rooms and small flats
[mod]#15
JACKIT99
what should i be looking for then?
have been emailing about rooms and small flats


When do you turn 18?

Have you got any friends that want to also move in with you?
#16
dont listen to spiderman. keep looking man ull find somewhere suitable eventually
#17
Do you have someone who can act as Guarantor? If so put that in your emails and it might encourage landlords to consider you. Without one, you will struggle.
[mod]#18
Eez1
dont listen to spiderman. keep looking man ull find somewhere suitable eventually


Instead listen to someone who cannot spell and is yet to offer any actual advice.
#19
get mum to vouch for u mang
#20
some1 please say how they would mail someone in my position
cheers for the help here :thumbsup:
1 Like #21
I work with young people trying to secure them accommodation and it is quite difficult to get them properties in the private sector mainly because landlords dont feel comfortable renting their properties to 17/18 year olds.

Advice to the OP, as others have mentioned try and get a guarantor,which is usually someone in full time employment or a homeowner.
It is definately worth ringing the landlord rather than emailing them and talking to them as it makes a difference actually speaking to them, when you email it is easier to dismiss you cos of your age.
If you work full time than its worth telling them and also using your workplace as a reference, ie reliable person etc etc
And if you can afford the rent in advance, deposit etc than show this to the landlord via a bank statements/wage slips so they know you have a regular income and can afford the costs.

There are landlords in the private sector who will rent to young people but they usually need a bit of persuasion and it all depends on the individual applying to rent.

Apart from that you can try registering with your local council/housing association and even though it can take a bit longer to get your own place you would face less age discrimination from the social sector than in the private.

Good luck in finding somewhere OP as I know how hard it is to rent for young people
#22
treble99
I work with young people trying to secure them accommodation and it is quite difficult to get them properties in the private sector mainly because landlords dont feel comfortable renting their properties to 17/18 year olds.

Advice to the OP, as others have mentioned try and get a guarantor,which is usually someone in full time employment or a homeowner.
It is definately worth ringing the landlord rather than emailing them and talking to them as it makes a difference actually speaking to them, when you email it is easier to dismiss you cos of your age.
If you work full time than its worth telling them and also using your workplace as a reference, ie reliable person etc etc
And if you can afford the rent in advance, deposit etc than show this to the landlord via a bank statements/wage slips so they know you have a regular income and can afford the costs.

There are landlords in the private sector who will rent to young people but they usually need a bit of persuasion and it all depends on the individual applying to rent.

Apart from that you can try registering with your local council/housing association and even though it can take a bit longer to get your own place you would face less age discrimination from the social sector than in the private.

Good luck in finding somewhere OP as I know how hard it is to rent for young people


Thanks for the advise there,i'll give it another go in a bit
i've been saying i work full time and have 3 references but they still not intrested:roll:
estate agents said you have to be 18 but still then its still very hard
:thumbsup:
#23
JACKIT99
Thanks for the advise there,i'll give it another go in a bit
i've been saying i work full time and have 3 references but they still not intrested:roll:
estate agents said you have to be 18 but still then its still very hard
:thumbsup:


Do you have a connexions where you live?http://www.connexions-direct.com/index.cfm

They can usually help put you in touch with housing services dedicated to help finding young people housing
#24
when are you 18?
#25
Part of your problem is your age as you cannot sign a legally binding agreement until you turn 18. So you will either need to do as previously suggested and get someone to act as guarantor, or wait till after your 18th. And as you've already found even then it'll be hard to get anyone to take you seriously. My lad rented when he was 19 and even though I did some of the ringing round for him it was still difficult to get anyone to see him once they heard his age. Luckily he liked the first place he did see and he's been there nearly two years now - and the landlord's lovely :-). Good luck.
#26
JACKIT99
some1 please say how they would mail someone in my position
cheers for the help here :thumbsup:


Are your emails composed like your post here?

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