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« on: July 17, 2020, 11:01:56 AM »

So I need to move from my current property to a new one due to a breakup. The tenancy agreement for my current property that I rent with my ex partner has a break clause in about 6 months, but until then I will likely still need to pay rent and will be a co tenant on that agreement. This is fine with me as I can afford it and possibly we can figure out a better solution later.

So for now I have a few questions: first can I start a new tenancy at all while still bound to another fixed term short hold tenancy agreement? Secondarily, will a letting agent be okay with that? Preferably I'd like to live by myself, but my salary wouldn't be enough to cover 30x both rents which I think is what letting agents often look for. Again this is fine for me, I have plenty bit savings. If that specifically was an issue, would paying 6 months up front solve that issue?

Thanks for any advice you can give me :)
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« Reply #1 on: July 17, 2020, 11:31:01 AM »

Can you have 2 tenancies, yes. Must you inform an Agent, not really... but a check might pull that information out... however, you could just say you're leaving it to the other party, of course, and no-one would be any the wiser - they don't ask to see your agreement or anything, but referencing might involve talking to the current Landlord, who might be a tad surprised by this news, if not already aware. Would paying 6 months up front help, sure, but be careful with it... as the offer in itself can often ring alarm bells... it's like "something's not right here, why would that offer be made if everything was hunky-dory?" ... lastly, you can always deliberately avoid a Letting Agent and look for properties that are Landlord-managed.
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« Reply #2 on: July 17, 2020, 02:47:37 PM »

Can you have 2 tenancies, yes. Must you inform an Agent, not really... but a check might pull that information out... however, you could just say you're leaving it to the other party, of course, and no-one would be any the wiser - they don't ask to see your agreement or anything, but referencing might involve talking to the current Landlord, who might be a tad surprised by this news, if not already aware. Would paying 6 months up front help, sure, but be careful with it... as the offer in itself can often ring alarm bells... it's like "something's not right here, why would that offer be made if everything was hunky-dory?" ... lastly, you can always deliberately avoid a Letting Agent and look for properties that are Landlord-managed.

Thanks for the information that's good to hear. I talked to someone at PurpleBricks and they said that I couldn't start a new AST while still on the previous AST, is this not the case then?
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« Reply #3 on: July 17, 2020, 03:11:54 PM »

Would you like me to repeat myself? Maybe a car dealer would tell you that you can't own 2 cars at the same time... it wouldn't be true. Why not ask PurpleBricks why? And then ask yourself why you'd trust an Agent - who requires no training, no qualifications and no experience to become an Agent. What you choose to spend your money on is your own business.

I, myself, have rented two places at the same time... one in Manchester, one in Farnborough... guess where I preferred to be? That's correct - not Farnborough.
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