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« on: May 24, 2020, 07:42:07 PM »

Hi

I have a four bedroomed house to let.  A guy enquired about him and a work colleague renting the house together.  He seemed very pleasant on the phone and I arranged to do a social distanced viewing.    Whilst viewing the house,  he said they might have another work colleague want to join them.  I told him I wasn’t comfortable about them sub letting rooms and if they wanted the third tenant to live there, he should be on the Tenancy Agreement.  Just wondered what everybody’s thoughts are on renting the property to three men in their late 50s / 60s.  Their story is that they all work as drivers for the same company and they’ve all recently broken up from their relationships.  I took it all at face value, but a friend of mine thought it to be highly unusual and warned me not to.  They have said they want the house long term, but if I decided to let it to them, I was thinking of offering a six month tenancy.  I would welcome your thoughts please.
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« Reply #1 on: May 26, 2020, 10:21:32 AM »

Personally i would be happy with that. I'd go through the usual vetting process, making sure they are employed etc.

Nothing is ever guaranteed so you just have to go with your best instinct and do your due diligence. 
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« Reply #2 on: May 28, 2020, 06:22:10 PM »

My advice is always go with your gut reaction.  Doesn't matter who says what, ultimately your visceral feelings are your strongest indicator and are there for a reason.  If you are thinking of only granting a six month tenancy, that suggests that you are not entirely happy.  Listen to what your body is telling you!
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« Reply #3 on: May 30, 2020, 07:04:37 PM »

If you are thinking of only granting a six month tenancy, that suggests that you are not entirely happy.

It is - and should be - standard practice for any Landlord to let out property on 6 month tenancies. This is best for you (Landlord).
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