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Newbie
Posts: 7

I like property

« on: December 22, 2019, 11:51:15 AM »

I only have 1 BTL small house but I was wondering what everyone else is doing regarding where to advertise and how to screen potential tenants to avoid any time wasting for viewings.
Very often people keep asking the questions that you have already put in the description.

I advertise on Spare Room and now Mudhut. Mudhut seems good with the reference checking and creation of paperwork but you can't add a video to the adverts which I have made  ;D

Also, potential tenants could do their own references and have their ID's verified. Which still does not stop us from checking things further. But like with mine "very keen tenant" things might not be too great even with all the checks. Those that don't do any don't help themselves at all.
So do you have a list of questions that you send to people asking to view the property? I have read there are rental scams going on. A solicitor called me on Friday and said people rent a property then stop paying rent to be chucked out and become homeless and then the council gives them a property faster.  I think this bit of "right to rent" is scary when LL is threatened with prison if they fail to check those details properly.

In summary;
1) where to advertise
2) what list of questions to ask to avoid wasting time on viewings
3) what scams have you heard of

Cheers  :D
Newbie
Posts: 20

I like spoons

« Reply #1 on: December 23, 2019, 01:12:55 PM »

I personally use local Facebook groups.

Ask the type of questions that would avoid you concerns you have mentioned:

Where are you employed?
How long were you at your last property?
Do you have previous landlord details so i can reference?
Do you see this as being a long term, or short term let?
Would you be opposed to having co-signer?
Jr. Member
Posts: 52

People can be funny.. so keep laughing.

« Reply #2 on: December 24, 2019, 12:48:52 AM »

All of the above and any CCJ's.. can I see 3 months bank statements showing rent paid and dates.. right to rent.. Guarantor.. Pets.. Benefits.. criminal record.. just the usual stuff for today's modern landie…

There's probably some howlingly obvious others too but it's late at night..
 
I'll never be slack again about some of these.. it's cost me my sanity....
Keep copies too..
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