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    How hard is this? Would one need to pay for at least 3-6 months upfront?
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    (Original post by Elsewer)
    How hard is this? Would one need to pay for at least 3-6 months upfront?
    Personally I found it very difficult to do so. Offering to pay a higher deposit might be acceptable, entirely depends on the landlord.
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    (Original post by Reue)
    Personally I found it very difficult to do so. Offering to pay a higher deposit might be acceptable, entirely depends on the landlord.
    Thanks, do you think it would be easier in a big city?

    And do even landlords on places like Gumtree need references?
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    It really depends on the landlord. But most will ask you for guarantors.
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    (Original post by SophieSmall)
    It really depends on the landlord. But most will ask you for guarantors.
    Thanks, is that if you don't pay for 3-6 months upfront?
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    (Original post by Elsewer)
    Thanks, is that if you don't pay for 3-6 months upfront?
    Some places will even ask for the full contracts rent up front if you can't provide a guarantor. Others will be more lenient and expect a few months of half the contract. It really does just depend on the landlord.
 
 
 
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