Originally Posted by the4hopes
That is very stressfull. Fingers crossed it happens soon. At least we have gotten over that hurdle. Living with Mother in Law at the moment until we go on 9th October.
Not really apartment people, really looking for a house. Have got a couple of enquiries going at the mo so fingers crossed.
We are in Redditch, where are you?
Kev & Mall
Last edited by swampo; 09-09-2008 at 08:33 PM.
Reason: added some more.
OMG! I just feel like banging my head up the wall!!! I just hope our house sells and we can rent in the UK for the time being. With Max being rained off from work 90% of the time or actually being out of work due to lack of it, the bills just get behind and there's nothing you can do. Showing evidence of up to date mortgage, bills etc will be a near impossibility for anyone in the building I shouldn't wonder. We want to pay all the crap off and reduce our out goings for a while to ease the pressure of just living here!! Even to put the house on the market we got to spend on that damn house pack the government insist we all have. Think I might load my tent and live in that in OZ and make sure I have plenty of bug spray cus I can't see us getting anything to rent at this rate with the points system in place.
Originally Posted by swampo
The points system varies between agents - most of the time, your passport, driver's licence, medicare card will do.
Keep an eye on the local rags (messenger / tiser) for rental listings, as many private landlords are little less restrictive when it comes to pets.
Bigger bond, up-front rental payments, and agreeing to have the pets outside at all times (yeah, ok!) are other ways to get the rental you want with animals in tow. Photo's are also useful.
Statements from vets on your pets behaviour, references from friends / neighbours etc are other things that people advised us. To be honest, we never needed them.
As with a lot of things over here, timing and being able to communicate face-to-face are everything. Keep looking at the right rental will turn up, although be prepared for some shockers!
We've just got our 3rd rental (with 2 dog + 2 cats) - so it's not a closed market. Speaking to EA's, they said that "pegs neg" is becoming more common, as landlords are realising that "no pets" does not necessarily mean a better tennant :)