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morris7 Avatar
8y, 5m agoPosted 8 years, 5 months ago
I have just finished my time at uni and have previously been living in student accomodation. I am now looking at houses to rent out with my uni mates - we have all decided to stay nr uni as opposed to go home to our respective parts of the country. Now that we are looking to rent "normal people houses", how does the process work. Are we allowed to haggle down the price they are asking for per month, or is that deemed innapropriate? (i know you can haggle down house prices when you are buying, but we are letting)

Financially we are in a bad situation, because we havent all had time to get jobs (we only finished our exams last month). This makes me think that we should be trying the get the price down, but also makes me think that we aren't really in the financial position to be able to p1ss about. Afterall, we still need guarantors and such, and they may just laugh at us!

Any insight appreciated,
thanks
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8y, 5m agoPosted 8 years, 5 months ago
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#1
You can try, but I dont think you'll have much luck the renting market is rising becuase of the demand as its so hard to get on the property ladder - you'll have to have a credit check done, but to be honest i cant see many people wanting you as tennants if you have no income.
banned#2
No harm in trying at all....
#3
MinstrelMan
You can try, but I dont think you'll have much luck the renting market is rising becuase of the demand as its so hard to get on the property ladder - you'll have to have a credit check done, but to be honest i cant see many people wanting you as tennants if you have no income.


booo.

well, there are 3 of us, one employed two still looking. The guy who is employed is earning quite a lot (almost 30 * the monthly rent, which is what they are after). But, yeah, i guess we suck.
#4
morris7
booo.

well, there are 3 of us, one employed two still looking. The guy who is employed is earning quite a lot (almost 30 * the monthly rent, which is what they are after). But, yeah, i guess we suck.


You need to check terms of any agreements too. for example private landlords may not allow house sharing.

You could in theory have the guy with the money take out a tenancy agreement and you then pay him, however should either of you decide to leave then he's stuck as theres no formal agreement with you and him.
#5
If i was you i would look for private rents rather than through any agencies and they will credit check all of you and i have always got the rent to be reduced everytime i have moved if you don't ask you don't get so worth a go but if you do go private make sure you have a contract.
#6
Don't forget to factor in council tax on top of the rent - it can be quite a bit per week and you will have to pay that now you are no longer a student (although it is possible to get council tax reductions if you are signing on etc)
#7
jah128
Don't forget to factor in council tax on top of the rent - it can be quite a bit per week and you will have to pay that now you are no longer a student (although it is possible to get council tax reductions if you are signing on etc)


maybe i should just get jobseekers, housing allowance and council tax allowance and live like a king :)
#8
I imagine you need it furnished too,it always add to the costs,in popular students areas they always stick the rent up that bit more.
#9
why not say you are still "students" lol

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