Basically I was looking for a room in a house about may time, and one day my mate rang me up and told me that one of the lads from his house was moving out, and so there'd be a spare room free if I wanted it. So, obviously I took it.
So I got in contact with the letting agents, they sent me an application form, I filled it in, parents filled it in and I sent it off at the very end of may.
It's not the 3rd of July and I haven't heard a single thing back from them, baring in mind i've also paid a £120 admin fee for them to do the reference checks and what not.
Now am I just being impatient or is this a really long lead time for this kind of work to be done? I rang them the other day and they said that they're currently sorting my application, but why do I get the feeling that I don't believe them?
I move in on the 18th September, if it's now July I haven't got long left to pay this deposit really?
Someone help! Is this a really long time for an application to be processed or am I just being paranoid about it?
Does this sound dodgy? Or am I just being impatient? Watch
- Thread Starter
- 03-07-2014 11:59
- TSR Support Team
- PS Reviewer
- 03-07-2014 14:32
I suppose if you say, you sent it off the end of May, maybe it was a bit slow arriving, so they didn't get it until the first week of June. Maybe there's been some form of delay, or they've got a lot to process, and lots of people take time off around this time of year. It's a bit rubbish, but not totally unreasonable. However, I do feel when you rang them, they should have been able to give you some idea of when everything would be sorted by.
I think I would ring them up again, ask if they are having any issues with your application, and ask when they will be finished processing it. I would remind them that if they reject you, you need time to look for another room before September.
I think it's likely that as you aren't moving in until September, they aren't seeing you as a priority. They may be giving priority to non-student tenants who want to move ASAP, or at least within the month.
I do think you have plenty of time to pay the deposit, the worry is that they take a long time to sort things out and then decide to reject you.