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    This may be in the wrong forum..
    But I can't afford my rent payment. It was due a 4 days ago and I still haven't paid it. I do have a week extension as last month I told him I was getting paid on the 7th, which was true last month and I thought I'd have it this month but I have absolutely nothing to my name.
    I've only made it worse for myself by telling my parents I had the rent money (I was going to get it together myself as I do some webcamming work but that hasn't worked out well this month) as they had next to no money and my mum struggled to pay me back a small amount of money that she owed me and didn't want to put this burden on them.

    I do only have this month and next month left on the tenancy- my mum said she would pay next months and also at some point pay me back for this month (although I've told her she shouldn't). I have some really promising job interest so hopefully I should have also started a grad job by next month, maybe even starting next week. But I just don't have it now.

    My real question is, tl;dr:

    Since there's no way that I can pay him until next month, what will the consequences be? In terms of my credit rating, potential legal action, getting a new rental place afterwards etc.?

    I know this is my fault and should have been more organised and prepared so please spare me the judgement.
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    (Original post by Anonymous)
    This may be in the wrong forum..
    But I can't afford my rent payment. It was due a 4 days ago and I still haven't paid it. I do have a week extension as last month I told him I was getting paid on the 7th, which was true last month and I thought I'd have it this month but I have absolutely nothing to my name.
    I've only made it worse for myself by telling my parents I had the rent money (I was going to get it together myself as I do some webcamming work but that hasn't worked out well this month) as they had next to no money and my mum struggled to pay me back a small amount of money that she owed me and didn't want to put this burden on them.

    I do only have this month and next month left on the tenancy- my mum said she would pay next months and also at some point pay me back for this month (although I've told her she shouldn't). I have some really promising job interest so hopefully I should have also started a grad job by next month, maybe even starting next week. But I just don't have it now.

    My real question is, tl;dr:

    Since there's no way that I can pay him until next month, what will the consequences be? In terms of my credit rating, potential legal action, getting a new rental place afterwards etc.?

    I know this is my fault and should have been more organised and prepared so please spare me the judgement.
    As a landlord myself - I would want to know the situation. I assume that he has your deposit. These things happen and landlords are flexible - especially if you have been a good tenant - but you must tell him the situation and give him a plan of when you can pay. He could bring legal action but it would be too expensive to do that for a couple of months rent
 
 
 
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